Tag Archives: Perlas

Ex-Emo Ocho Ochoista Chronicles: Noynoy's Winnability and the Purpose of Voting

Ang usapang ito ay nagsimula sa isang FB thread.  Ang mga nag-uusap ay dating mga tibak noong kanilang kabataan. Ngayon ay may kanya kanya na silang buhay at bihira nang mag-usap until Facebook came along. Si Manny ay nasa press, si Alpha ay isang agribiz entrepreneur, si Bravo ay nasa corporate, si Lima ay nasa […]

In the News: A government run by scoundrels (On Target by Ramon Tulfo, Inquirer)

When was the last time the Philippine elections had truly decent candidates as front runners? The Gordon, Teodoro, Perlas trio reminds me of three highly qualified applicants vying for a an important job. Normally, slackers, canards, and the ethically challenged are blacklisted after the routine background check. If the Philippines were a company, it is […]

Arroquino vs Villaroyo: Magnanakaw Galit sa Kapwa Magnanakaw

Omigolly, I am having a laughing fit at this battle of portmanteus (a word or morpheme whose form and meaning are derived from a blending of two or more distinct forms – as smog from smoke and fog)  – Villarroyo and ArroQuino, as each camp tries to paint each other camp as the worse evil.  […]

Hell Hath No Fury

You were about to say “than a woman scorned”? Right? Well I have something better for you – Hell hath no fury than a Noynoyista scorned. Gotcha! 😛 If you think hell hath no fury than a woman scorned – you ain’t seen a Noynoyista yet! As you know by now, Noynoyistas tend to paint […]

Never Again? Absolutely – Sobra na, Tama Na

Never Again? Absolutely – Sobra na, Tama Na,… Ang Isang Aquino. Its interesting how noynoyistas like Margallo are using emotional buttons to gain votes. It is the nature of the beast to make emotional appeals. However, as a thinking mammal we can choose to follow the path of instant gratification or we can defer gratification […]

Elections Ain't About Clowning Around, Mofos

Emo is all over the air. It is an orgy of obtuse parochial thinking that makes any world class thinking realist Pinoy cringe. Take for instance this FV post by JCC. Benign0, who has contributed here at Filipino Voices, has a favorite punch-line which is full of wisdom and grit: “We expect so much from […]

Credibility: Walking the Talk

Aquino’s handlers are probably wondering – what went wrong with the “pedigree, winnability, honesty” theme? How come people are no longer buying? It boils down to one word – Credibility. Credibility is defined as “capable of being believed; believable: a credible statement.” “worthy of belief or confidence; trustworthy: a credible witness.” “The quality, capability, or […]