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"Pasalubong" and the Filipino Values

My nephew Jayden is fond of pasalubong. When he was three he would deliberately ask if there’s a pasalubong for him. My sister and I would give him anything we can find like candy, bread, banana, apple, doughnut and a slice of pizza. 239 more words

Moana On The Bunkbed

A dutiful son shares his career highlights

“The best repayment to your parents is not material possessions, but the duty you show as their sons and daughters in relieving them of burdens”. 162 more words


How does one pick up 1001 kinds of shit?

I’ve been off the news (except for the SONA which I replayed) the past weeks, partly for my own well-being. You see, there is so much more to the Philippines and the Filipino than what’s in the news. 1,110 more words


The Fading Concept of Nationalism

After suffering through years of government education and socialization, a fair amount of sympathy for nationalism is predictable. From early on, teachers pass on patriotic myths to elementary school children in songs glorifying war and fairy tales presented as history, wherein government actions account for all success, wealth, and peace. 1,376 more words

Degrading Decorum

Margaux Justiniano Uson, more popularly known as Duterte supporter Mocha Uson, has been a constant personality in news stories concerning the President’s social media following. She has been making the headlines in her straightforward comments for and against Duterte critics and big media organizations. 500 more words