There is this popular idea that the correct model for economic development for the Philippines is Singapore. From the time of the late Cory Aquino up to the present administration of her son, Benigno Aquino III, most of these economists, technocrats and economic managers from the academe, business sector, and government would extol Singapore’s adherence to economic liberalization as our way out of poverty.
After all, Singapore is prosperous and a key financial center in Asia with a high standard of living as opposed to the Philippines’ third world status. You cannot argue with success and by the looks of it, Singapore is a success model in terms of economic development.
But what is the hard fact behind it?
Singapore is a city state with a population of 5 Million as compared to the population of the Philippines of 100 Million. Continue reading →
The Evolution Theory is wrong. Adam was made of clay and his rib was transformed into Eve because of God’s love. The talking snake tempted Eve to eat the Forbidden Fruit. Then, God got angry and condemned them, right?
After that, God hated his creation and murdered them every now and then like drowning in a big flood, genocide and etc., if they will disobey his words. Continue reading →
This year, Pope Ratzinger made a statement that made the Roman Catholic Church less medieval somewhat – look, Big Bang Theory is a fact and God was behind it, Pope says. Most Catholics in the Philippines seem to have missed this development. The Pope also declared that Genesis is an allegory. So, Genesis is fiction, the fall of man is fiction and Original Sin is fiction. Why do Filipinos need to hand 250 bucks for their children’s spiritual betterment? Continue reading →
It was only the 9th hour of a Friday, on the 14th day of Nisan, the first of Jewish month. The night was young, and everybody present was in eager anticipation. Something imminent was about to happen. Everything that surrounded Gol’go-tha was silent, except, for the gasping breaths of three men—disrobed. The one in the middle was draped with a scarlet cloak, crowned with thorns, before finally impaled. All three were impaled. Continue reading →
Buddha’s birthday reminds me of this one story that I’d like to share with you all. A colleague who considers himself a devout christian, hears that I am an atheist and asks me about it. Continue reading →
2. Parallel to the RH/RP debates and the thoughtless “Protection of the Unborn Child” Bill by Rolio Golez is a the story of Shuai, a depressed pregnant women who attempted suicide and was arrested.
That’s right: according to the ways the laws are being applied here, the state of Indiana believes that any pregnant woman who smokes or lives with a smoker, who works long hours on her feet, who is overweight, who doesn’t exercise, or who fails to get regular prenatal care, is a felon. And the list of ways these laws could be construed to unconstitutionally prosecute pregnant women goes on and on…