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Life is a big soap opera for most Filipinos

July 2, 2013

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Former president, now mayor of Metro Manila Joseph Ejercito “Erap” Estrada started his term with a bang; announcing that crime and grime will be swept away from the city under his management. This bold declaration, amusingly, came with actual brooms and water hoses so as to metaphorically enact the said endeavor. The 76-year-old former President […]

Subsidizing informal settlers: the PH government’s knack for small and short-sighted programs

June 24, 2013

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On top of Philippine president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III’s absurd Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program, the government has once again come up with a strange course of action; persuading informal settlers of Metro Manila to rent somewhere else by covering their expenses. MANILA, Philippines–Malacañang on Monday brushed aside objections to the government’s offer of P18,000 […]

Katherine Ryan: Latest target of the ever-annoying Filipino collective rage

June 18, 2013

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(Note: Katherine Ryan is a Canadian comedienne. Made corresponding corrections.) Philippine social media was once again ablaze with rants from angry Filipinos about a certain Canadian comedienne, Katherine Ryan, after she made a joke involving Filipino children in a stand-up comedy show named “Mock the Week.” “We don’t test any of our products on animals. […]