The recently held CNN Philippine presidential debate, attended by nine out of ten presidential aspirants, has sparked online and offline discussions whether it was staged, rehearsed, or scripted. Several people who watched the event noted that some participants seemed rehearsed or gave memorized answers or were not spontaneous nor candid enough to deliver an impromptu... Continue Reading →
Circumcision: A Sign of Manhood?
Summer—according to meteorologists, this season extends for the whole months of June, July, and August in the northern hemisphere and the whole months of December, January, and February in the southern hemisphere. However, here in the Philippines, our summer extends for the whole months of March, April, and May. This is because (1) these are... Continue Reading →
The Pedicab Incident
This is a pedicab, commonly known as padyak (Filipino for “to kick” or “to pedal”) or trisikad [try-see-kahd] (a portmanteau of tri- for “three” and the Hiligaynon word sikad, which means “to kick” or “to pedal”) in the Philippines. This serves as one of the most common mode of transportation in the local area, especially for... Continue Reading →