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How to understand the Russian culture (or Soviet culture) via an Asian perspective

Photo credits to mytripolog.com

Okay, I’m not an expert in Russia, or the Slavic culture in general, but there are things I have discovered as I re-learn the Russian culture and of course, some of its politics (well, I have to admit, aside from Japan, I also like Russia, all thanks to the late singer Origa, I do give credit to her; if not because of her, I would never ever appreciate Russian culture—tell me guys where her grave is).

If you are already familiar with Maria Sharapova, Anna Kournikova, and t.A.T.u., or Vitas, well—they might not be a good help if you’re going to learn and understand what RUSSIAN culture IS all about, in an Asian point of view.

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The truth about the elites and elitism

img_2065Seriously, no one gives a damn about this book.

Elitism in the Philippines: Not Fun at All

Upon reading Rigoberto Tiglao’s The Manila Times article, “Why didn’t dictatorship work for us, when it did so well for Asia’s Tiger Economies?“, I believe that I should create a reaction paper (ungraded, however) based on my beliefs.

Now the answers are at Tiglao’s article: How come that foreigners are often lauded and worshipped, and given special treatment when it comes to the circle of elitists? But, if you’re a Filipino, you’re fully disregarded?

Well, I’ll give you my personal experience after discussing Mr. Tiglao’s article.

My reaction paper to Tiglao’s article about the elites

Excerpt from Tiglao’s article:

Our ruling class, on the other hand, have had a penchant for identifying themselves with our colonizers. They identify themselves with Spain (where many of them originated) and the US, and in recent decades, with China. For them, this nation is simply a market or a production site with cheap labor, not really their homes. They simply cooperate or even use this market’s political rulers, whether a dictator or elected by deluded masses. This kind of thinking, that nationalism is an unnecessary baggage, has even trickled down to the masses, so that many Filipinos even think somebody like Grace Poe-Llamanzares, who became an American citizen, should be President.

Most of our elites, in fact, have their biggest mansions in London, Barcelona, Los Angeles and New York, and in recent years, in Shenzhen and Hong Kong. All their children study abroad, and have little cultural ties now to the country. Why, even their children no longer speak Pilipino, but English, and more recently, Mandarin. Pilipino is just the language they use to talk to their servants.

This is the reason why the Lopezes, Osmenas and the Aquino-led Cojuangcos have been propagating the Yellow Myth of Good-vs-Evil, with the elites supporting it, and even the Left believing it: It conceals the reality that through dictatorship and democracy, the elites continue to screw the masses.

I won’t deny the fact that the elites have an important role in our society. They’re expected to promote the Filipino culture, because remember, they’re the ruling classes, right? However, it comes the opposite–they actually promote colonial mentality.

What makes me say this?

I had a personal experience. Well, I might sound controversial here, but allow me to take the risk. I won’t sound offensive, but let me tell you the truth: The elites and the ruling classes are anti-Filipino. They have a sense of entitlement, not thinking that they FAILED to integrate with the Filipino culture.

If you do not integrate with the natives, then you don’t integrate with the culture itself.

I hate to bring this up, but no person other than Contreras did bat an eye when Grace Poe’s citizenship was questioned at the height of the 2016 Elections. Oo nga naman, masyadong impractical kapag si Grace Poe ang gagawing pangulo ng Pinas, eh dual citizen parin siya sa lagay na iyan (compared to Edu Manzano, who openly shared his plans to renounce his American citizenship to run for office in the Philippines, since he was born in the United States to Filipino parents). I am not degrading anyone. In fact, I’m only citing an example (well, a warning before bashing this blog).

Well, in this situation, I am not surprised. The elitists seemed to shrug it off when I told them that “it’s colonial mentality if your block president is technically a foreigner.”

No one did believe me. They said it was OK. So, no wonder, they did not raise the citizenship issue towards Grace Poe.

Well, I have nothing against foreigners naman being block president. However kasi, you won’t be prioritized, esp. kapag may blockmates kayo na kalahi niya. I have experienced that kind of “discrimination.” This made me believe that after all, I cannot fit in to the elitists. They only prioritize their own kind, aside from foreigners.

If you don’t even come from a “sosyal” background, it means that you are not fit for their standards.

No wonder, even our student council (LOL I just have to call it that way), or student government, is homogenous. Sila-sila lang din ang tumatakbo para sa halalan, tapos ganun parin ang sistema. Seriously, this makes me wonder that the student government is not pro-diversity.

No wonder, a lot of the elites and the elitists cannot even forgive the Marcoses

Side Note: Admit it or not, the Marcoses are pro-Filipino. That’s a fact. Meanwhile, the Yellow Oligarchs are far from being pro-Filipino. Why did former president Noynoy Aquino sided with the US when it comes to the territorial dispute of the West Philippine Sea? That’s red flag, you know!

President Rodrigo Duterte being friendly towards China is the only way we could no longer argue about the territories in the West Philippine Sea–and in fact, Pres. Duterte insisted on a foreign policy that is completely INDEPENDENT and SELF-RELIANT. His lambasting of the United States may place us into danger, but because multi-millionaire businessman Donald Trump won as president-elect of the United States, of course we cannot ensure smooth ties with the States, but because of Trump’s background in business management, I believe that things will work out just fine, given that Trump is bigoted when it comes to “outsiders.”

The elitists are pro-West, that’s a fact. They even lambasted DFA Secretary Perfecto “Jun” Yasay for calling the West Philippine Sea as “South China Sea.”

FYI, Sec. Yasay is all-business, no-nonsense. The elitists may believe that he is a “puppet of China” alongside President Duterte, yet here, they’re only insisting on an independent foreign policy that will soon help the Philippines grow and develop more diplomatic ties with other countries. Duterte’s warming up with Russia is a good example–in fact, strengthening ties with Russia is a good one. I like Russia, you know–and you may disagree with me on this: I like Putin.

President Vladimir Putin of Russia may be tough on the outside, but he’s a good man on the inside. He’s pretty much the best example of a person who is tough on the exterior, but as per the Mother Dragoness, “The evil in me protects the good of me.”

To be honest, the Russians love Putin more than they love Medvedev. I have nothing against Medvedev, but if you have a leader like Putin, you feel complacent. He is the protector of Mother Russia.

The elitists are only after LIBERALISM. Well, sorry guys, but liberal elitism is OVERRATED. Not only it is overrated, it is also sickening. Liberal elites could become abusive as they wish, they even do everything that will provoke others. Look at what has happened to Europe, they practice liberalism, open-mindedness, and tolerance–without even realizing that they’re oppressing Muslim immigrants by strongly banning the hijab.

This is bullsh*t. Well, what do you expect, some Europeans even IMPOSE their beliefs towards religious people, as if religion is OPPRESSIVE and INFLEXIBLE.

Of course, the Marcos burial and Trump victory were definitely DOUBLE B*TCHSLAPS towards their faces. Everyone’s sick and tired of liberal leaders who are all talk but no action–heck, these liberal elite leaders could NOT even come close to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is genuine about welcoming immigrants to Canada, and embracing diversity.

Well, PM Trudeau is different. How come he could maintain the peaceful nature of Canadian culture, which other leaders can’t? Tell me.

A lot of liberal elites in the Philippines wished to have a leader like Justin Trudeau.

IN YOUR DREAMS!

In fact, we could only have a leader like Trudeau, once the Philippines is a first-world country. We need a leader who could emulate the values of late Singaporean leader Lee Kuan Yew (LKY)–and that is President Rodrigo Duterte.

Actually, Duterte is comparable to LKY. Why? TBH, Duterte is a legalist–when he allowed the Supreme Court to decide, whether or not Marcos should be buried at the LnmB, it made me think that his experiences as a tough-ass prosecutor led him to decide on things based on the law. He even said that Vice-President Leni Robredo, despite being sacked from her job in the HUDCC, will finish her tenure as vice president of the Philippines. This means, former senator BongBong Marcos wasn’t involved in sacking Robredo from the HUDCC.

Again, the elites hate President Duterte–simply because he talks cheap-ass, and he does not even follow protocol (well, true enough). However, he is a man of action–we already feel that the Philippines will be fine, for as long as Duterte is the president. This made me believe that the elitists only rely on a president who will only benefit them and ONLY them.

The only reason why it’s sooooo difficult for the liberal elites to forgive the Marcoses is because, their ancestors did not have the same privileges and benefits as the Marcos cronies. Well, at least during the Martial Law years.

Today, the liberal elites are the laughing stock of the Philippine cyberspace. Sorry guys, but many people will have to believe on the following: Prof. Antonio Contreras of DLSU, Mocha Uson, Sass Rogando Sassot, and Thinking Pinoy.

Well, besides GetRealPhilippines.com and Showbiz Government.

These sources actually have to do with critical and logical thinking skills. They actually challenge the status quo–in fact, you can’t even MAKE THEM–even though you claim to be a lawyer, or someone in the legal core. In fact, Prof. Antonio Contreras proved that the yellows are often guilty for being STUPID when it comes to critical thinking and logical abilities.

…and as a matter of fact, nasa ELITISTA naman talaga ang tunay na BOBOtante (oh guys, I recommend you read Senyor Komikado’s blog–he’ll discuss about the elitists being the real BOBOtantes). Maa-ari ko pang sabihing mga bobotante talaga ang mga bumoto kay Manny Pacquiao, but I cannot say the same towards those who voted for BongBong Marcos as their vice-president. In fact, majority of the Filipino people do not even give respect to Leni Robredo as the incumbent vice-president (well, sorry to say). No offense to Leni Robredo supporters, but as the old adage goes, “Nothing beats the word of mouth.”

The elites are already being the LOSING side. That’s a fact. Proof? Prof. Antonio Contreras is now a columnist for The Manila Times, and Mocha Uson is an OpEd writer for The Philippine Star (FYI, to Mocha’s critics who call her “someone who claims not to be a professional journalist but acts like one”). Also, Sass Rogando Sassot is gaining more popularity than her fellow transgender female counterpart, Miyako Izabel. In fact, Sassot has more credentials than Izabel–for one, Izabel does not show much of her background, while Sassot isn’t ashamed to reveal it to everyone, making her more credible and well-known to many.

Also, Thinking Pinoy, alongside Showbiz Government, is becoming more credible than the notoriously-Yellow Thinking Class of the Philippines.

No one is listening anymore to anything YELLOW, because to be honest, anything that has YELLOW symbolizes LIES, HYPOCRISY, and lastly, CORRUPTION.

This made the Filipino people decide to vote for BongBong Marcos, NOT because they’re going to give another chance to a “son of a dictator.” Na-uh! In fact, they started to look up and accept BongBong Marcos as a public servant who serves the people well. If you only know the “HALF-RICE BILL” as his proposed law, lemme tell you that he was the one who proposed the FREE TUITION for all government-owned tertiary institutions for learning.

To be honest, the Marcoses came back to power NOT because of this so-called “corrupted values” and “defeatism” of the Filipino, but it’s because, regardless of the corruption and ill-gotten wealth accusations against them, they still do their job WELL. That is to say that, many Filipinos still want people who will serve for the common good. You cannot see that kind of trait towards the yellow hoarde.

The elites are simply sour-graping because they’re actually DEFEATED by the Marcos family. To be honest, the Marcoses never engaged in cheap proposals. They still remain SOLID as a ROCK. Iyung sasabihin pa nilang, “Hiyang-hiya naman kami sa SDE nila sa LnmB!”, well, at least they could finally witness the burial of the patriarch, who has long been DEAD. Eh iyung ka-ribal nilang political dynasty, kumusta naman? Did they sought justice for the murder of their patriarch?

As a matter of fact, the Filipinos no longer believe in the so-called “Spirit of EDSA.” That so-called “Spirit of EDSA” is a LIE.

…and also, Kris Aquino deserves to be crucified–even though good news is, she’s a has-been.

Serves the YELLOWS right. I can never forget what they did to the Filipinos during APEC. #NeverForget the SAF-44, the Hacienda Luisita Massacre, the Mendiola Massacre, the Hostage Crisis at Quirino Grandstand (the mishandling of the police), the Yolanda controversy–will you still think that the yellows are “incorrupt”?

I ain’t buying that anymore, people. To be honest, I will choose to forgive not only the Marcoses, but also former president and now Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, and the Binay family.

I guess, the elites and the elitists should taste a dose of their medicine.

The truth about the elites and elitism: They profess COLONIAL MENTALITY over Beauty of Diversity

Our ruling class, on the other hand, have had a penchant for identifying themselves with our colonizers. They identify themselves with Spain (where many of them originated) and the US, and in recent decades, with China. For them, this nation is simply a market or a production site with cheap labor, not really their homes. They simply cooperate or even use this market’s political rulers, whether a dictator or elected by deluded masses. This kind of thinking, that nationalism is an unnecessary baggage, has even trickled down to the masses, so that many Filipinos even think somebody like Grace Poe-Llamanzares, who became an American citizen, should be President.

Seriously, ambilis pa nilang mapatawad ang mga Espanyol, mga Amerikano, tsaka ang mga Hapones, ngunit sa mga Marcos, ‘di pa nila magawa! In fact, this made me think about why the elitists won’t ever accept me as their own–granted, I am Filipina. Hindi iyun dahil sa kulang ako sa pakiki-sama dati, but to be honest, they only accept foreigners PLUS their own kind, to keep their “homogeneity” pure. No wonder, I was never in good terms with my own blockmates, to think a lot of people pa naman were expecting me to get along with ’em. Well, wala talaga, eh. Kung hindi ko masakyan ang trip nila, well, so be it. Hindi ko trip ang trip nila, and I have found out that they’re ignorant and bigoted at the same time–and I was wondering how the heck did they obtain their so-called academic achievements? Well, they’re only records. Call me ampalaya for that matter, yet I cannot call people with academic achievements “respectable,” if their logic is dented.

I was thinking of opening up and simply be honest to everyone and to myself, that I cannot get along with the elitists and the pa-sosyal group of people. Seriously, they make me sick. They’re not only simple-minded–worse, they’re shallow and superficial people. Henceforth, making me say that they want to keep their homogeneous circle, “PURE.” This means, the term “diversity” is not even in their vocabulary.

Wala pa silang sinabi sa mga third-cultured kids. Heto pa isang comment:

xxx The elite and the ruling class are more foreign than Filipinos. xxx

Hindi na siguro ako magtataka kung masyadong banyaga ang mga ruling class ng Pinas. As a matter of fact, these ruling classes never interacted with the indigenous groups of people in the Philippines (no exaggeration). Kaya naman pala, hindi sila magkakasundo ng mga maka-kaliwa.

Here’s the thing: The leftists, infairness to them, will instill that you’re Filipino–and not only that, they will make you more proud to be Filipino–as compared to the elitistas. The elitistas, on the other hand, will reject you as one of their own, kahit Pilipino ka pa. For them, ‘di baleng foreign-looking ka na may dubious attitude, basta masakyan mo lang mga trip nila. Well, this made me think that–oo nga, BOBOtante nga talaga sila.

The Rallying Issue

Having covered a lot of rallying-related events during my stint as a beat photographer for a newspaper, I have witnessed on how the leftists protest–they protest with dignity.

Also, they never used cuss words to criticize a politician. Why, did they ever say, “PAKYU AQUINO!”? Eh samantalang mga elitista, they say, “PAKYU KA MARCOS,” or “UKINAM MARCOS,” which is sickening.

Side Note: They did not even spare Sandro Marcos. Why, did we ever not spare Josh or Bimby, for that matter?

Tapos anlakas pa nga ng loob mag-cry foul ng “cyber-bullying,” tsaka harassment!?

As much as I do not condone the behavior of the cyber-maniacs, comments like those cannot be avoided. In fact, mas maraming mas POKPOK ang ugali kesa kay Mocha Uson. In fact, mas pokpok pa nga ‘ata ang mga disenteng may anyong maharlika ngunit NGAPA naman sa lohika–kumpara naman kay Mocha Uson.

Nope, I ain’t a fan or an apologist of Mocha Uson. To be honest, the DISSENT-ehs have been playing the “victim card,” besides Robredo and Senator Leila De Lima, because they believe, they’re still being harassed by the “Dutertards.”

Sense of self-entitlement, huh?

No wonder, Prof. Contreras always makes fun of them. Papano naman kasi, these disentes engage into cheap proposals, and at the same time, resort to self-humiliation. Sige, subukan nilang maghubad gaya ng ginagawa ni Ellen Adarna sa mga magazine shoots, magmumukha lang silang mga barbarong nakatira sa pinaka-malayong LABAS ng kabihasnan (pardon my crooked Tagalog, tho).

These elitists again, should taste a dose of their own medicine. They deserve to be crucified. Worse than what the Roman government did to Jesus.

Marcos and Nationalism

I was not in favor or in opposition of the Marcos burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LnmB)

When President Rodrigo R. Duterte announced that he will allow the burial of former president Ferdinand Edralin Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, it made rounds in the media as the most controversial move ever–by a populist president.

Of course, I was hoping that Marcos would eventually be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani–for some reason. But first, lemme tell you why I was neutral about it.

1.) He said that he wanted to be buried beside his mother. However, his family insisted that he should be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

Why not follow his last wishes? At least, you could ensure that he could rest in peace.

2.) There are still a lot of Yellow Bleeding Hearts.

They make the trouble. Of course, I want their mouth shut. So, yeah.

3.) We could discuss it later.

Same situation as #2.

Why don’t I oppose it, either?

There came when the Supreme Court issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the Marcos burial. Well, I said, “Doesn’t matter. What’s important is that, he could be buried.”

Well, I was expecting the worst (a NO from the Supreme Court), but hoped for the best. In other words, I did not oppose it, either. Here, Marcos was a former soldier and president. He served the country well. Plus, admit it or not, he did A LOT OF THINGS that not even the two Yellow presidents did during their respective tenures.

Good news is, you don’t have to owe him and his family a huge debt of gratitude. Why, did the Marcos family said, “Filipinos who are Marcos loyalists are only allowed to enter PICC, NLEX, SLEX, use the LRT,” and get a “Loyalty Card”? Of course not, even former First Lady and now Rep. Imelda Marcos was fairly generous to conceptualize these things–and the Marcoses never asked everyone something in return.

The only mistake that the Marcoses did is this: They did not pay their debts on time (including national debt). Henceforth, the plunging of the Philippine economy, nearing the end of their regime.

The Inconvenient Truth has finally arrived

Surprisingly, the Supreme Court voted IN FAVOR of Marcos being buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LnmB), after the TRO surpassed time. That TRO tho is actually a sign that the people should give the SC more time to review Marcos’s qualifications to be buried there.

Yes, it’s an inconvenient truth. I myself, respected the law, whether I liked it–or I liked it. You may insist that Marcos is NOT a hero. Well, I think so too, that Marcos is not a legit hero–but he could a hero in some way.

Unlike Ninoy Aquino.

Seriously, this inconvenient truth actually made the so-called “victims” of Martial Law cry until their deaths. I don’t care about them anymore. In fact, the Philippines and the Filipinos could finally achieve the true sense of freedom–under a firm and feisty leader–who is President Rody Duterte.

But still–I do not buy the fact that Marcos is a hero

Only loyalists, and the opposition will think of him as a hero. I am not going to believe that he’s a hero, to think that he did something for the motherland. In fact, Martial Law could have been a friendly gush of wind, or a hostile storm–as a matter of fact, Marcos has to declare Martial Law, because he was the president during the height of the Cold War–that means, communist insurgency + domino effect.

However, I have an interesting quote to share.

But… why did dictatorship still not worked for the Philippines, but for Tiger Economies of the rest of Southeast Asia, yes?

Our ruling class, on the other hand, have had a penchant for identifying themselves with our colonizers. They identify themselves with Spain (where many of them originated) and the US, and in recent decades, with China. For them, this nation is simply a market or a production site with cheap labor, not really their homes. They simply cooperate or even use this market’s political rulers, whether a dictator or elected by deluded masses. This kind of thinking, that nationalism is an unnecessary baggage, has even trickled down to the masses, so that many Filipinos even think somebody like Grace Poe-Llamanzares, who became an American citizen, should be President.

Most of our elites, in fact, have their biggest mansions in London, Barcelona, Los Angeles and New York, and in recent years, in Shenzhen and Hong Kong. All their children study abroad, and have little cultural ties now to the country. Why, even their children no longer speak Pilipino, but English, and more recently, Mandarin. Pilipino is just the language they use to talk to their servants.

This is the reason why the Lopezes, Osmenas and the Aquino-led Cojuangcos have been propagating the Yellow Myth of Good-vs-Evil, with the elites supporting it, and even the Left believing it: It conceals the reality that through dictatorship and democracy, the elites continue to screw the masses.

Source: Bobby Tiglao’s column in The Manila Times

As a matter of fact, the elites of the Philippines, whether we like it or not, have an important role in our society. They’re supposed to promote the Filipino culture, right? Looking at this clause:

Our ruling class, on the other hand, have had a penchant for identifying themselves with our colonizers.

Whoa! I was wondering as well, since the Adarna clan of Cebu have always been proud of their Cebuano heritage, despite the fact that most of their clan members are of Chinese, Spanish, and German descent. In fact, the Adarna kids, despite being fluent in English, speaks Bisaya/Cebuano as their first language/mother tongue. Same goes with the Dutertes. Even though the former Elizabeth Zimmermann-Duterte is of Spanish, German, and American descent–still manages to have her children speak Bisaya as their mother tongue.

This made me wonder that the Visayans are more patriotic compared to the Imperial Manilenyos–or the Tagalog speakers.

To think, the Visayan language (Binisaya, derived from the Cebuano language) has more Spanish loanwords than the Tagalog (officially called as Filipino) language.

All their children study abroad, and have little cultural ties now to the country. Why, even their children no longer speak Pilipino, but English, and more recently, Mandarin. Pilipino is just the language they use to talk to their servants.

I am so sad, that even our own Mikee Carrion (Filipino-Spanish model) is now in the US, does not even use Tagalog on Instagram–and yeah, some of our celebrities of foreign descent do not even associate themselves as being Filipino. In fact, daig pa sila ng mga half-Filipinos na lumaki pa nga sa Japan, Iran, or even Europe.

Ang mga proud to be Pinoy lang talaga sa mga artista ay sina: De Rossi sisters (esp. Alessandra), Carla Humphries, dami pa. Even my half-Japanese classmates in high school and college are pro-Filipino, to think some of them have to renounce their Filipino citizenship due to issues regarding dual citizenship. I would also like to include my half-Iranian cousins–one of them married a Filipina, and is now a father of one.

However, I partially agree with the phrase, “All their children study abroad, xxx.” I know some people who studied in the US, but still managed to speak in their native tongue. One of my friends studied for a year in the United States, but to be honest, despite her so-called American accent, she still managed to speak Filipino like a native.

Tell that to those who studied in Japan. Tell that to those who live and work in Southeast Asian countries such as Malaysia, or even Thailand. Even my cousins living in Malaysia still managed to speak in their mother tongue–and guess what? One of my cousin’s accent completely changed when she speaks English–she now adopts the Manglish accent (Manglish is Malaysian English).

However, someone said:

Mr. Tiglao, you are absolutely correct! The elite and the ruling class are more foreign than Filipinos. Mr. Duterte should rise to the occasion other than fighting drugs and criminality. He has the character.

Apparently, yes. The elitists are also foreign in character, so no wonder, no one did bat an eye when Grace Poe ran for president, but no person other than Prof. Antonio Contreras raised the issue of her citizenship woes.

I’ll write this in a separate article.

 

BongBong Marcos VP Bid @ Puerto Real

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I am not ashamed to show to the world that I’m proud to be part of history.

This is how ROCKSTAR Ka BongBong is. Fondly called as BBM in social media, he is the only hope for the Philippines as vice president. The Philippines needs a leader like him.

People, I am not ashamed of showing my admiration towards the Marcos political family. I believe that political dynasties should be regulated, NOT eradicated.

Before, I was against the concept of political dynasties in the Philippines. However, as time passed by, there are only a few ones who are good in governing the country. We only fail to be part of “that” community is because of that old-school tradition that we should be safe at all times, and our parents value our security and safety more than our freedom to take risks and discover the road less travelled.

Indeed, if you live in Metro Manila.

We need to be part of the solution. We should not let ourselves be affected by the elitists who impose our social norms. We, the common good should challenge the status quo. Now, that’s REAL change.

I believe in BBM’s platform. We simply need to be part of that community, a community that will build a better Philippines.

…and YES to federalism.

JUST IN: Elder Statesman of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew passed away at 91

Rest in Peace, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew

Singapore will never be what it is today, if you weren’t the one who created Singapore as what it is today.

Singapore is a Chinese country located in Southeast Asia, the only Sinosphere that’s in the said region. Now that’s the reason why Malaysia wanted it OUT of their territory–Singapore is mostly Chinese, not Malays. It’s a good thing that Lee Kuan Yew made Singapore have its own identity–from a small port village into one of the wealthiest city-states in the world.

He may have been critical towards Marcos, but he also idolized him at the same time. LKY emulated Marcos’s leadership–only that he has his own, and he knew better.

LKY imposed discipline to the oligarchs–well, to all the elites of Singapore during his time. It’s a good thing that Singapore became progressive simply because the oligarchs and elites bowed down to him and followed his lead. I bet, Marcos did the same, but he exploited the oligarchs who are greedy, therefore the People Power Revolution.

Well, RIP LKY. Totemo Xie Xie for making Singapore my other second home. It was great to visit Singapore, though I never had plans of living there.

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SURVEY: Elitism in the Philippines

Message to all the followers and fans:

I sincerely apologize for the long hiatus without even posting a hiatus post (OMG, this is the worst mortal sin I have committed). Anyways, I am now writing a book (I am doing my best to make this shit serious, I am not kidding this time!) about Elitism in the Philippines since its title will be, “Elitism in the Orient Pearl.”

PS: I am making a career out of it, so better bear with me regarding this one.

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If you are a Filipino residing in the Philippines or abroad (or if you’re a foreigner who naturalized as a Filipino citizen), feel free to answer this survey I am conducting online if you are willing to help me finish this book without any qualms. This is the only way for me to receive true feedback from netizens residing in the Philippines and/or abroad.

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SURVEY #1 – Introduction
SURVEY #2 – Sample Excerpts

To all the haters, bashers and the like:

Guys, do not misinterpret this one as attention-whoring. I know some of you (who are elitists) who will make an issue out of this post. Remember, I am writing a book, not creating some controversy or spark any issue that will hurt innocent people out of your intentional mishaps (lol). Just don’t answer the survey or buy the book (coming soon) if you don’t have any interest in doing so. My aim is to educate a lot of people who do not have access to social media, and I am making the price of this book as cheap as I could assign the price. Soon, I will come back to Photoshop or prolly have a new iPad mini (hopefully the iPad mini 3) with me, and there’s nothing you can really do with it if you think I am very harsh on my upcoming book haha.

Ending Note

No one can ever stop me from writing my first book. Just stay tuned for more updates!

A Gaijin’s Perspective: Should Japan allow multiple citizenship?


Credits to yousuke_ito via Statigr.am for this one!

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Sooooo yeah! Imma back, guys! Well, sorry for not posting things here in my main blog since I have err… a little or no more motivation to post things, but yeah… can’t be helped!

But as promised, I’m back! However, without Photoshop CS6 Extended in my lappie (aww… just Lightroom, that’s it) and without anything that will motivate me to improve my photography skills (how I miss photography, but I realized that it’s more convenient to have a smaller DSLR than a medium-sized one).

But no worries guys, I have learned the hard way: We don’t need Photoshop if we could capture great photos, right? After all, being Photoshop-dependent sucks real dick, amaright!?

Well here, this is serious business. Today (or tonight in my country, haha!), I am gonna discuss the benefits and downsides of dual (or multiple) citizenship and why should the Japanese government accept Kono Taro-sama’s proposal–with modifications, of course.

What is multiple citizenship?

Multiple citizenship… in general, is a situation wherein an individual holds more than one citizenship–meaning to say that he/she’s protected by more than one country’s laws (correct me for me grammer… lol). Each independent entity has its own laws regarding multiple citizenship.

A person could acquire at least two citizenships: One citizenship is something which a person is born with and another citizenship is something that a person acquired through naturalization. Most people are born with single citizenship, but nowadays, more and more children are born with more than one citizenship.

Single citizens – Usually, these people were born in their home country (parents’ domicile/hometown) or in a foreign country (countries which follow the jus sanguinis principle). If a person is born in the Philippines with Filipino parents, of course these parents should be Filipino citizens who do not hold another citizenship.

Example: A person born in the Philippines to Filipino parents, or a person born somewhere in the Middle East to Filipino parents (take note that most Middle Eastern countries, esp. the monarch-runned ones, do not allow naturalization AT ALL). I really didn’t expect that one of my acquaintances was born in Saudi Arabia.

Notable people: Venus Raj (born in Qatar), Jessy Mendiola (born in the United Arab Emirates/UAE), Korina Sanchez (born in Hong Kong), Isla Fischer (Australian actress, born in Oman), Liv Ullmann (Norwegian actress, born in Japan)

Multiple citizens – Usually, these people were born with more than one citizenship. Most of these people were either born with Filipino parents in a jus soli country (Canada and the United States), or is usually mixed-raced. Most people who are under this category have parents who do not have the same citizenship.

Example: A Filipino person born to Filipino parents in the United States of America, or a half-Filipino, half-British person born in the Philippines or in Britain but holds British and Filipino citizenship at the same time.

Notable people: Joyce Jimenez (born in the United States to Filipino parents), G Toengi (father is Swiss-American, and sources say that she was born in US soil), Kaye Abad (born in the United States to Filipino parents), Natalie Portman (mother is American while father is an Israeli), Nicole Kidman (born in Hawaii to Australian parents), Roger Federer (born in Switzerland which is his domicile, but also has South African citizenship through his mother), Heidi Klum (German model, naturalized as an American citizen for her children), Kirsten Dunst (American actress, naturalized as German through her father), Charlize Theron (South African actress, naturalized as American in 2007 due to visa restrictions on a South African passport), Rachel Weisz (British actress, naturalized as American)… to be honest, there are a LOT, actually!

Notable people who hold more than two citizenships: Flynn Bloom (born in the United States to Orlando Bloom who is British and Miranda Kerr who is Australian), Christianne Amanpour (has a British mother and an Iranian father but naturalized as an American through marriage), G Toengi (American, Filipino and Swiss)

Actually, these are some examples I can give you so far. YEAH, most of these people are celebrities because one of my professors in college said that holding more than one citizenship is actually very expensive (he said that holding more than one citizenship is for the rich)–since you have to pay taxes in both countries. No wonder, I will show you both the benefits and the downsides of being a multiple citizen.

Benefits of being a multiple citizen


Credits to @gtongi via Statigr.am

1.) Visa-free access to other countries without a visa – Usually, if you’re Filipino and you hold citizenship in first-world countries (USA, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, Germany, Israel, Finland, Sweden), you could actually travel in as much many countries as you like, but not all countries could be accessed without a prior-to-arrival visa. As a matter of fact, the only advantage of Filipino citizens over Japanese citizens is that, Filipinos could travel to Brazil without a visa, while Japanese citizens need to acquire a visa prior to their Brazilian trip. Here, this shows that holding more than one citizenship would bring you more benefits like visa-free access to popular destinations such as Southeast Asia, East Asia and the Schengen Area… and the Anglophone world.

Example: Filipino + USA/Canada/Japan/Australia/UK citizenship = A-OK; Filipino + not first-world citizenship = depends.

2.) Regionalism – Filipino citizens have the freedom to visit the rest of Southeast Asia without a visa (of course, the Philippines finally has visa-free access to Myanmar… recently) while former Soviet blocs could access their fellow former Soviet comrade countries without any visa, but it still depends upon the situation. Canadian citizens could enter the United States without a visa waiver at all, and New Zealanders could visit Australia without a visa waiver. Don’t you know that it’s only the USA and Australia that have a visa waiver policy? Canada, the United Kingdom and the rest of the Anglophone countries do not have the same policy as Oz and the US of A, but somehow they allow these countries to visit their territory without any visa at all.

For instance, if you hold Filipino and American/British/Australian/Canadian citizenship, you could access Southeast Asia without a visa with your Philippine passport, while you could enter the Schengen area with your other passport.

3.) You could buy real estate/land property in some countries – The Philippines is the best example of a country that does not allow foreigners to buy land property in Philippine soil–no wonder, there are condominium units that are actually more expensive than a townhouse. Somehow, if you naturalize yourself as an American citizen and have plans to re-acquire Filipino citizenship, that is because you want to have your own land property in the Philippines… and retire there.

4.) You’re protected by the law–two constitutions/basic laws, that is – I ain’t sure about this one, but you could file for divorce if you’re a citizen of another country since the Philippines is the only country that does not recognize divorce as means of legally separating a couple (actually, I am into divorce–but it should have a minimum price of 1 million pesos, so that people will think twice before proceeding).

5.) You could work as an expat or immigrant worker (without restrictions, maybe) – Expatriates (formal for expats) usually refer to people with a white-collar job in another country while immigrant workers refer to people who work in a foreign country–but in a blue-collar job. Well, you’re considered an immigrant worker if you work as a factory worker or as a caregiver/domestic helper, while if you’re in another country yet you’re a businessman or company employee, you are considered an expatriate. Well, our acquaintances who have connection to Canada generally had blue-collar jobs, but they returned to the Philippines because yeah, Canada’s quite a laid-back country. And too quiet to get started with.

Now you know what the difference between an immigrant worker and an expat is: Expat refers to a white-collar job worker, while an immigrant worker usually refers to a person doing manual labor/factory work, or in other words, a blue-collar job.

Downsides of multiple citizenship

1.) TAXES – The burden of paying taxes. No wonder only the well-off people could afford holding more than one citizenship. Well, you really have to work hard if you want to acquire another citizenship.

Source: Wikipedia

2.) Conflict with another country – If you happen to be an Israeli citizen, you are not spared when it comes to the Arab League’s visa policies. Even ordinary passport holders are actually not allowed to enter oil-rich countries unless they have a special permit coming from the Israeli government. Worse, some of these Arab countries reject not only Israeli passports, but also non-Israeli passports with an Israel stamp on it (yes, the Arab League is really hostile towards Israel as their stance of support towards Palestine, and Israel happens to be an ally of the United States, no wonder). While Hong Kong recently imposed sanctions towards Filipino citizens who hold an official or a diplomatic passport, it’s a good thing that they spared ordinary passport holders as a sign that the Hong Kong government gives sanctions to Filipino government officials and representatives, but not ordinary citizens of the Philippines.

Side Note: Israeli citizens could enter the Arab League with “special permission” from the government.

Taiwanese citizens, on the other hand, could not access Brazil without a “special visa” since both countries do not maintain diplomatic relations with each other.


blog.viki.com|Rain being as “Jeong Ji Hoon” for being drafted into the South Korean army.

3.) Conscription – This is another problem if you’re a multiple citizen. In the Philippines, one is required to choose between ROTC (military training) and CWTS (community service). Usually, dual citizens will choose CWTS because ROTC is mainly about conscription. Military service usually requires people who have just one citizenship… dunno with multiple citizens. This is probably the reason why South Korea didn’t allow multiple citizenship before 2011 (multiple citizenship is allowed now, but pars with the multiple citizenship policies of the Netherlands and Norway). In other words, it’s still QUOTA.

South Koreans actually have this problem. Prior to 2011, usually, most South Korean mothers give birth to the United States because they don’t want their sons to join the military service, which is mandatory. However, there are still South Korean men who are still WILLING to be conscripted.


hasekamp.net|King Rama IX playing the saxophone. Take note that he was born in the United States of America.

4.) Citizenship issues among monarchs – Well, if you happen to be a monarch (male), you have to beg for the government to have a certain agreement that this place has to be a temporary exclave of your country just for your spouse to give birth to your child just in case you’re in exile. No wonder, Thailand does not allow multiple citizenship at all since their King was born in the United States of America (which is jus soli).

5.) NSTP (National Service Training Program) – If you’re a Filipino citizen, you have to undergo this process. It may seem to be “AWW” to you, but to those who don’t like ROTC, CWTS is always there. Yes, Filipino citizens who hold another citizenship have a hesitation of choosing between ROTC and CWTS, but if you were to ask me, CWTS is a safer choice–you explore ALL the walks of life, and it’s better than undergoing religious community service (if you’re Lasallian and you took up TREDTWO).

Multiple citizenship in Japan

Now here’s err… something I would like to share with you guys. Basically, Japan does not allow multiple citizenship (or at least, dual) because one government official said that it might cause conflict to a person, and the government wants its citizens to follow the “stick-to-one” rule, when it comes to citizenship.

Well, it is actually a burden if you happen to be a Japanese citizen and yet you hold another citizenship. For me, not allowing your citizens to obtain two passports just because it might cause conflict doesn’t always mean they’ll always be a magnet of any chaotic dilemmas regarding citizenship. Hapas in Japan have this dilemma of just choosing one citizenship since they have no choice but to have two citizenships. I don’t think hapa celebrities like Becky Rabone and Christel Takigawa were willing to choose just one citizenship, but because of the nationality law of Japan, they still have to choose one. Becky decided to drop her British citizenship since obviously, she’s more Japanese than British. I’m not sure if Christel chose Japanese over French. But I’m sure, there are lots of hapa celebrities who do not want to renounce their other citizenship. So far, I have heard that Yuu Shirota decided to keep his Spanish citizenship, though he was born in Tokyo, but I ain’t sure if he chose Spanish.

Speaking of the multiple citizenship proposal by LDP dude (not sure if he’s still the leader) Kono Taro-sama, it was rather been rejected because the process of making his bill into a law doesn’t seem to be very clear–however, speaking of Kono-sama’s policies, it seems that he’s like the Japanese BongBong Marcos since his policies are awesome–but to tell you the truth, he lacks charisma. But still, he’s still my favorite Japanese politician (LOL), just like how I admire Condoleeza Rice and Kanzlerin Angela Merkel. Can I just add that he favors Japan to have its own military.


blogs.wsj.com/japanrealtime|Kare wa Kono Taro-sama desu. The Asian look-alike of Stephen Hawking but his ideas are similar with Senator BongBong Marcos.

Here’s Kono-sama’s proposal.

Hmmm… I guess something’s missing. He should have also considered the “permission required” policy which is actually a thing of German-speaking countries (hence, the word Beibehaltungsgenehmigung [Beibe-haltungs-gemehnigung], which means retention approval. Yes, I admit it’s too freaking long, but what do you expect on German compound words, lol). Actually, die Beibehaltungsgenehmigung is actually beneficial since this will ease down Japan’s citizenship laws. I repeat, having this implemented towards Japanese citizens who hold more than one citizenship could apply whether they’re willing to retain both citizenships or not. This is also a big help to foreigners who are willing to naturalize as Japanese citizens but still want to retain their original citizenship.

Yes, actually Kono-sama should have thought of the Japanese version of die Beibehaltungsgenehmigung (リテンション承認, Ritenshon shounin) so that it would be fair for everyone who holds Japanese citizenship to have another citizenship.

A Gaijin’s Perspective: Should Japan allow multiple citizenship?

Well, coming from a gaijin myself (speaking of Japanese society), my answer goes to a big YES. For one, if you hold a Japanese passport (Nihonkoku Ryoken), you have the freedom to travel towards the Schengen Area and the rest of the European union without a visa, and not only that, you could travel in China without a visa.

Side Note: To those chauvinists who think I don’t have the right to an opinion with regards to a foreign country’s citizenship laws, then it cannot be helped. But still, what about those foreigners who want to have another citizenship? Well, I believe that patriotism is not based on a person’s nationality within itself, but it’s also on how they love their country unconditionally.

The similarities between a Filipino and a Japanese passport is that, you could enter Morocco without a visa (oh yes, OT BTW, my Emirati friends and Israeli buddies could meet there haha). Being Filipino myself, I am willing to have Japanese citizenship IF and ONLY IF Japan will allow dual citizenship, provided that they impose the Beibehaltungsgemehnigung in all aspects.

Yes, I think having more than one citizenship has more advantages than disadvantages, if you’re not into having yourself drafted to military service. Well, Singapore still does not allow dual citizenship, while South Korea allowed it but with certain conditions (aww… it’s also great to hold Korean citizenship, actually)–prolly because of the military service thing (which is actually good, I tell you).

Also, if you happen to be a dual citizen, if you don’t like ROTC (hahaha, ang bad ko talaga), you choose CWTS freely, but those who are dual citizens but WANTS ROTC are sad because of the policies. Oh my.

However, I’m telling you: Having more than one citizenship isn’t that bad. No wonder, the reason why I prefer having a Japanese citizenship as my other citizenship because I consider Japan as my second home. Also, I won’t mind being married to a Japanese guy, it’s just that he has to be the liberated type of guy (not really the Westernized type, but the one who is at least, open-minded). Also, I won’t mind speaking up for foreigners who are willing to naturalize as Japanese citizens, especially those who come from third-world countries (mostly from Africa and Asia), but are still willing to retain the citizenship they’re born with.

Also, don’t you know that there are a lot of Filipino-Japanese people who like to keep both citizenships? Well, I may not have done a survey just yet, but to be honest, being Filipino-Japanese is a privilege. Most of them consider themselves more Filipino than Japanese, but they wouldn’t want to give up their Japanese citizenship since their Japanese passports could let them go places. But, if some of them accept the fact that Japan does not allow dual citizenship, they’ll choose Japanese for travel purposes OR, if they live in Japan already. But some of them still chose Filipino because they think they’re at home when they choose Filipino citizenship even though Filipino passports don’t share the same privilege as Japanese passports. This applies if they settle permanently in the Philippines.

I’m not sure if Filipino-Koreans have the same issue as well since the Republic of Korea (my other favorite country even though I’m not a fan of K-Pop) recently allowed multiple citizenship with certain conditions. However, as far as I know, before 2011, half-Koreans should choose just one citizenship at the age of 18 years old (without the age reckoning system, I guess).

Well, since Japan’s already losing manpower (majority are yes, old people, the ojiisans and the obaasans), I guess it’s time for them to allow dual citizenship and ease their immigration laws since there are a lot of foreigners who are willing to naturalize as Japanese citizens, or to work there and learn the language and culture. I guess Japan should realize that citizenship is not simply about one race, but it should be conforming to their society–and speaking Nihongo, of course.

Of course, Japan’s nationality law dictates that Japanese people should “stick to one” when it comes to obtaining another citizenship, or to naturalize as Japanese, since Japanese society has been maintaining the value of being loyal to a single nation, which I do respect. However, I believe that having dual citizenships won’t make you less of your other identity. For instance, being Filipino-Japanese. YES, being half-Japanese won’t ever make you less of a Filipino, and being half-Filipino won’t make you less of a Japanese. Look at Sayaka Akimoto. She used to have insecurities with regards to being half-Filipino, but she realized that being half-Filipino is something that she should be proud of. After all, we Filipinos are proud of her. Pretty, talented and whatnot, she’s perfection! She’s always welcome in the Philippines, and we love her.

It was really surprising that Sayaka Akimoto was born in the Philippines. Well, Wikipedia is always distorted, that’s why when I learned that she wasn’t born in Japan, I was like, “OMG!” The video is still “bitin” (word for “lacking”), therefore I was like cringing.

I think Sayaka could speak Filipino when she was younger, but then she lost the ability to speak it when she and her family moved to Japan at such a very young age. No wonder, she might be one of those hapas who hesitated to renounce their citizenship.

Ironically, Japanese channels promote multiculturalism through their celebrities travelling across the globe, but still, in their own country, why can’t they simply allow foreigners to conform to their society and consider them as Japanese? Why do they still believe that being monoracial is something that should be placed in value?

I really cannot blame Japanese society for being too homogeneous, however, since the world is already getting smaller and smaller, I guess Japan should allow multiple citizenship since “extreme loyalty” is simply a thing of the past. Globalization embraces a lot of cultures, and I guess Japan should embrace multiculturalism, while retaining their traditions, of course. They’re very well-known to balance the old and new, and the East and the West–but why are they still discouraging their people from having more than one citizenship? I may not be in the right position to judge them, but who knows, hopefully they’ll allow their citizens and gaijins to obtain more than one citizenship in the future. As of now, multiple nationality is still under a heated debate there (even though they recently rejected Kono-sama’s proposal, which is understandable because there are a few lapses in his proposal–and not only Kono-sama himself could propose a law by himself alone; it needs approval by consensus, or slight modifications).

Summary and Conclusions

After all, being a multiple citizen won’t hurt, for as long as you abide by the laws and know how to handle finances correctly, because at the end of the day, globalization is inevitable.

As for Japan, I guess I am still hopeful that they will allow multiple citizenship for hapas and for foreigners who are willing to retain their original citizenship while acquiring a new one. Like what I have said before, multiple citizenship has its own pros and cons, and speaking of which, it is still the person who will decide whether they should choose their citizenship, regardless of their nationality.

Here, if I were to acquire Japanese citizenship, that won’t make me less of a Filipino since I still consider myself a Filipino–but I still prefer having more than one citizenship in order to travel around the world without a visa–and to work in another country.

I am also fighting for people who wish to acquire another citizenship in their second home. Like me, I consider the Philippines as my home, and whenever I leave valuables, it’s alright since the Philippines is still home to me even though it’s not a rich country. However, when I stepped in Japanese soil, I told to myself, “I will make this my second home… soon!” Yes, it actually came true–I consider Japan as my second home, even though the cost of living there is high. I could imagine myself either living there or fall for a Japanese guy (with a globalized background of course).

To end this discussion, to be honest, there are a lot more details I will discuss. I think, I’ll just post the sources so that everyone will understand why multiple citizenship is more beneficial than a threat. At the end of the day, it is still the person who defines his/her identity, and being of course, let’s say, half-Greek half-Persian won’t make someone less Greek or less Persian. In other words, you cannot force someone to choose just one identity.

PinoyMonkeyPride’s own version of comparing Presidential vs. Parliamentary government

I could not help but agree with this whole video. I guess the Philippines should rather be a parliament rather than a presidential republic. After all, I could now see that the video about the Aquino-Cojuangco clan has some truths on it.

[Side Note: It’s only those who despise the Martial Law who do not agree with the facts stated by PMP]

However, when it comes to PMP’s way of showing that the Cojuangco-Aquino clan is still the center topic, well, why can’t they shift from one clan to another!? Sukang-suka na kami sa Aquino-Cojuangco clan, eh. Maiba naman.

Let me get this straight

What I’m saying about the results of the elections (if you have Facebook and you live in the Philippines, you’ll see what’s going on), I really feel very disappointed and extremely frustrated at the same time.

Well, the only popular people who are more credible and more commendable would be no other than Grace Poe, Cynthia Villar and some people out there who at least have a track record of some achievements and blah blah blah.

But… Nancy Binay and the rest of those who still have a long way to go!?

Nope, I despise the “n*gga” not basically because she’s dark-skinned or what, anong kinalaman ng signature kulay niya sa pulitika!? Well, basically, she’s only a mere product of the political dynasty–no wonder mas konti ang bashers ni Bam Aquino (if you’re going to compare him to the n*gga, at least Bam, despite being a product of a political dynasty, is exposed to politics–Roxyisferox stated that he has leadership skills and experience).

FEISTY ATTITUDE > PA-DIVA ATTITUDE

It should also be taken note that not all feisty or palaban women are palengkera, walang breeding, et cetera.

It’s like a mere comparison between the n*gga and Risa Hontiveros. Don’t gemme started on Risa. Sure, she has this certain face value that we cannot deny, but beyond that, she’s someone worth to be on a coveted position–and to other people who deserve the position better than the popular ones.

Now why the EFF should we vote for popularity alone?

At least, if I were to be asked, I’d rather choose Grace Poe since she has been an MTRCB chairperson.

Well, now I could see the good side with being palaban ever since Katrina Halili (seems irrelevant . If you’re talking about Annabelle Rama, sure, she’s very feisty and very thick-faced, but mind you that she didn’t win the elections. Overall, she should lower her pride.

Well, ego-istic naman talaga kasi si Bisaya, eh. No wonder, people would love bitching around her.

But it’s a good thing that Tita Bisaya is more than willing to be happy for her opponent. Well, they may rant that Cebuanos are wiser than Manilenyos, but the reason why they chose the opponent is because–Bisaya does not know anything about legislation. Kung tutuusin, she’s too old to run for a position.

People choose the person who is not even deserving to win at the first place

One thing that I’d like to tell them: (Salutes middle finger) P*+@ng !n@ n’yong lahat!

Remember that we should serve as a role model towards them–that we choose people who are not even that overhyped at the first place.

Side Note: One thing that I hate about these people is that, they only care about their stomachs (you have to bribe the masa as a politician and meet their needs rather than doing your over-all techniques/methods–you hafta be a traditionalist, in short). Sure, Georgina Wilson ranted against the people of Manila who voted for Erap, but she’s really slamming their over-all beliefs. Granted, Erap may be tainted in terms of reputation, but you’ll never deny that he is pro-masa–kaya buti na lang sinita ni Jake Ejercito, eh.

Vice Ganda here has substance. Sure, he hinted the “n*gga” for not following Junjun Binay’s footsteps first or let’s say… she has a long way to go–however, Vice majored in PolSci. So far, at least may nasabi siya despite being an insult comedian.

Overall, it’s Vice who is wiser than Georgi Fiveheads.

But it’s not about the stomachs that you should therefore target. It should be how they view mass media as a whole. As a matter of fact, lack of access towards education should no longer be an excuse to vote wisely. It should be vigilance that should be met.

I hate to brag, but I’m more vigilant than the rest of those I really know who has a “popular kid” mentality.

Side Note: See? Kung sino pa nga ang hindi deserving maging class/block president sa school, sila pa ang binoboto natin. Overall, political maturity starts in a classroom. I even cringed when our block leader was no other than the one who has this “bully” attitude (to think na gaijin siya). Eh siya nga, hindi nga niya matiis ‘yung pinaka-legendary na professor na kinatatakutan (kuno) ng inner circle namin, eh. (HAHAHAHA, allow me to talk frankly this time)

After all, I am more vigilant, and I could identify who deserves that position. At the first place, that person does not even deserve to be our leader. Frankly speaking, siya pa ang bully sa akin… eh.

Kita niyo? Kung mataas pala ang pride niya, why can’t that person just err… endure that “professor”? That professor really tests on how you bind other people–in short, it tests your sense of leadership.

Hahaha, ‘kala lang nila that I’m nobody to them? Personally, if I were to be asked, a leader should not be a bully and an initiator of all mischief. Well, after all, I’m smarter than them (bad joke, my bad LOL).

So these people after all allow themselves to be deprived of their basic needs!? TENGENE! They think that their stomachs and the mass media rule their life if there is actually more to that. In fact, the system is not the only thing to blame–it should be lack of vigilance that should be blamed.

Now I could come up with a synthesis that: These majority of the voters are similar to the judges who choose beauty over beauty and brains in a beauty pageant.

Bribery is similar to casting couch.

Don’t allow a bully to deprive you from your basic needs

One advice to the masa and to those who possess popular kid in high school mentality. After all, it is the popular kids in college who are better off than the HS popular kids (who happens to be “nobodies” in the social circle).