Monthly Archives: January 2010

Bad news but does anybody really care?

Aids is now at epidemic proportions here in the Philippines and it does spread fast. Drug addicts, homosexuals and prostitutes are most likely to become infected but that is no suprise. What is a suprise to the Filipino’s is the … Continue reading

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A little bit of history

THE Mindanao conflict dates from the 16th century, when the Spanish sent military expeditions from Manila to subjugate the Muslims—whom they called Moros, after the Moors of Spain—and convert them to Christianity. The Moros’ war of resistance against the Spanish … Continue reading

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Officially, liars, cheaters and thieves

I used to think that corruption and criminality in the Philippines were caused by poverty. This isn’t true. It is one thing to see people turn into drug addicts, prostitutes and thieves because of hunger and poverty, but what excuse … Continue reading

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Querida system

The querida system is to a a lot of Filipino males, is a way of life wherein a married man maintains a mistress. The Filipino married male who keeps a querida provides the mistress with money and goes home to her once in a … Continue reading

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Sharing Filipino style

Most of us would like to have trash bins in the streets for easy collection. The trouble is that, in the Philippines, these bins will disappear as theft is rampant. Even heavy iron manhole covers are stolen, not to mention hundreds … Continue reading

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Secretiveness or shyness?

I have noticed that Filipinos a little bit secretive when you ask them something. They couldn’t answer a direct yes or no. I have almost quit asking people here, how are you today They will ask you why do you ask that. It … Continue reading

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Filipino’s tiny minds

In an episode of the ABC television series, “Desperate Housewives,” a charackter told her gynecologist: “Before you go any further, can I check those diplomas ‘coz I would just like to make sure that they’re not from some med school in … Continue reading

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