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The Shift Is On

The year 2016 was a year marked by a fundamental change and a shift in beliefs and perceptions for me. My journey has taken me on different paths, nooks and crannies in search of answers to myriad questions. The core question was what’s going on and what can I do about it.

Nobody Loses in the Philippines – They Just Get “Cheated”

MANNY PACQUIAO LOST TO BRADLEY. Was it the number of congressman who flew to Vegas who jinxed the match? Was it the lack of focus and preparation by Manny? Was it because Bradley was inspired by Jessica Sanchez singing Uncle Sam’s anthem? Frankly, I don’t give a fuck. As far as am concerned, it’s one […]

What Can Be Done To Lower the Country’s Extremely High Power Costs That Keep Local and Foreign Investments Away

EXERCISE: OP-ED Analysis Given this article from the Daily Tribune http://www.tribuneonline.org/commentary/20111114com5.html “PinoyMonkeyPride, AntiPinoy, and GetRealPhilippines are really insulting the Filipino intelligence if, like Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile and House Speaker Sonny Belmonte, they think Filipinos of all classes don’t already know that the country’s highest power costs in Asia is the very thing keeping local […]

Notes: Impact of Econ Lib and Implications to the Philippine Economy

Re-invent the wheel? NAH. As certain quarters in the Philippines seek a gradualist approach to econ lib – such an approach creates an imperfect market that does not help at all. *** This is a work in progress and contains a compilation of references and case studies on the impact of economic liberalization in countries […]

Notes: Spratleys, Sabah, China, USA, Vietnam, Philippines

China China to neighbors: Stop oil search in Spratlys – (As of 6/9/2011) MANILA, Philippines—(UPDATE) China warned Asian neighbors Thursday to stop searching for oil near the disputed Spratly Islands and vowed to assert its sovereignty over the potentially petroleum-rich territory in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) despite rival claims. China and the […]

A Journey into the Roots of Christmas

It’s the holiday season, particularly Christmas – and what better way to spend the holidays (other than shopping and partying) than to attempt to understand its roots – and my journey to a bigger and deeper understanding of “goodwill towards all men (and women)”. Understanding in this sense means having the curiosity to explore information […]

Will doing the "12 Little Things Every Filipino Can Do to Help Our Country" really help?

I am often asked “what have I done for the Philippines” whenever some heated topics on Filipino culture come up. Here’s a typical rant from the clueless 😆 Allow me to present Exhibit #1 of the typical “anti-Pinoy” 😆 I’ve encountered this writer before and I swear, the only friggin job he can get is […]