May 4, 2012
Maybe the SM Supermall is a primary agent of secularization in the Philippines. Before the 80's an area is defined by its church or the Catholic school within its jurisdiction.
But now, a geographical area is defined by its nearest SM Mall.
So, is commercialization a necessary ingredient in secularization?
Apr 30, 2012
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Apr 16, 2012
The admission of a transgender contestant in the Miss Universe contestant is also an admission that the beauty pageant is nothing but a showcase of beautiful faces, curves and cleavage. That means anyone with a symmetrical face, big bra cup, tiny waist line and a palpable vagina is free to join the contest.
Because in reality, do we really want to measure the real worth of a woman based solely on her physical characteristics and her ability to eloquently answer some nice-sounding generic questions?
I certainly don't. Because a woman is a lot more than that.
Apr 6, 2012
I used to write for ABS-CBN "The Filipino Channel". And part of my work was to read some of the thousands of emails from working Filipinos worldwide.
Many of the letters I read came from Filipino mothers who left their children in PH to work abroad just so they can afford a private school education for their young ones. Because I was writing for television, the medium had a duty to comfort its audience and it make it feel better. In my script, I will write nothing but praises for the hard working sacrificing mothers who chose to leave their children in PH.
But deep inside of me, I disagreed with the whole setup.
Because for me, a Filipino child studying in a lowly, decrepit public school whose loving mother was always there for him is in a much better position than someone in a private school who never grew up with a mother.