Iglesia ni Cristo: Marcos babies goose-stepping to the front of the line

Announcement: At about the time of publication of this blog, the Iglesia ni Cristo leadership called off their protest to state they are “in agreement with the government”. I am personally very thankful that reason prevailed. I will leave the blog in place, as I wrote it, published it, and it may have some useful … Continue reading

Listening for dummies

Now that I’m famous, I figure I can shift gears. Instead of writing to learn, I can write to preach, to instruct, to lecture, to lord it over all the people who thought they were coming here for wisdom, and are instead stuck back in the school room. I’ve gotten many, many new subscribers. It’s … Continue reading

“Hey university students: I’m calling you out! You’re not doing your job to take care of the Philippines!”

As an outsider, I have no place to make demands here. If I were a properly papered insider, a citizen, I could righteously try to shake some social fruit from the Philippine cultural trees. And, to be frank, I get mighty upset with student apathy and negligence in the Philippines, the negligence being that young people, … Continue reading

The Philippines, land of the walking dead

“Shock and awe” satire is an exaggeration, a literary technique that magnifies meaning and provokes. One should not read it literally, or personally. Rather, one should think about what the author might mean, and laugh if you get the humor wedged here and there between the thoughts. __________________ Mostly I don’t like zombie movies because … Continue reading

All young children born in this country

w A letter to future generations about corruption in the Philippines by Andrew Lim Congratulations. You have been born into a country blessedly rich in resources, from the fish in the sea to the farms that bear fruit and produce, all sun-kissed to perfection. Its islands are like jewels strewn across the sea, providing home … Continue reading