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Competence Matters: The Peter Principle Strikes The Philippines Over and Over

“Going postal” just got upgraded to “Going Pinoy Policeman”. Tragedy brings out the best and worst in people. At best – it can be an opportunity for dissecting what went wrong, what can be done to do things better, and to create the necessary policy framework to create the conditions that prevent a repeat of […]

Stephen Covey and the Effective (?) Habits of The Filipino

I was wondering how Dr. Stephen Covey would look at Filipino culture and our dominant habits as a society. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, what if Dr Stephen Covey, the author of the best-selling “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” were to be asked about what he thinks whether we, Filipinos are an effective people. […]

Can Filipino Culture Afford to Remain Stagnant?

As the world becomes a global village people get to exchange ideas, beliefs, attitudes, practices, food and various facets of culture. The dynamics are interesting and challenging because the way of doing things in one culture may not be the same in a different culture. How we keep time For example, time – people in […]

It's How We Filipinos React to Carolla, That Defines Us – Sabi Ni Batman

I thought this Carolla affair was already over. Until, a friend sent me a note on FB after she read MY note – which went like this: Get a life people. I don’t know who Carolla is – but I do know the crap he is talking about. Sex tours – check with your hotel […]

Electing A Guy With Brain Damage – By Brain Damaged Voters

Get out of the way Chip Tsao, you just lost your “crown” to Adam Carolla. It is so amusing to see all this indignation about Adam Carolla “dissing” Manny Pacqiao, the Filipinos, and the Philippines. I was rolling on the floor laughing as Adam rubbed it in.Carolla was effin hilarious! I can already imagine all […]

Is Filipino Parenting Style Prone to Produce Wimps?

I was moonlighting (nag-sideline) this weekend and had an interesting conversation on parenting and marital life. One of the parties was complaining that their spouse was not too involved with children’s activities. The child had just established her dominance of  a sport in her school, wanted one of the parties to come and see her […]