Christopher Lao, a cum laude UP law student, stupidly drove his car through a flooded street in Quezon City, Philippines which became an instant viral video on the internet. When asked by TV reporters why he did it, he responded angrily that he was not INFORMED that the flood was deep blaming the government, the people in the street and even the news crew.
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This is a wonderful letter from Filipino award winning literary genius Sionil Jose. Wether PNoy reads it or not, may it serve as a map to direct our nation to where we need to go:
You are now swamped with suggestions and advice, but just the same, I hope you’ll have time to read what this octogenarian has to say.
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Proud to be pinoy, really? Watch this.
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. – Albert Einstein”
Whatever we’re doing right for our country isn’t working. Maybe it’s time to try something different. I am open to constitutional reform. What are you thoughts on a parliamentary system?
Jan jan, a 6-year old boy was exploited on Willing willie, a prime time variety show hosted by Willie Revillame in the Philippines.
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Some of the least educated people in the Philippines are the one’s responsible for transporting the public in vehicles like Jeepneys, buses and taxi cabs. Yes, the majority of people who take public transportation hand over their lives to these people who barely understand the laws of physics and just got a drivers license by bribing the LTO and cheating on driving test.
You can get a professional drivers license in the Philippines without even knowing how to drive, even if your life depended on yet (or their passengers lives) by giving bribes to the LTO. In other countries, those holding the same positions undergo extremely rigid training before they are given this responsibility. I understand these people just want to make a living but they are not even considerate of other drivers or have simple courtesy on the road.
In my own opinion it is this type stupid Filipino drivers of public vehicles which cause the most accidents, traffic, and road rage. I pray in the near future the government takes extremely strict measures before giving professional licenses to these morons.
Share your jeepney/bus driver horror stories. What do you think can be done to fix this?
Tanya Markova is a Pinoy rock band with members all sporting powdered white faces with an interesting look and sound. At first I thought the backup vocals were being done by a woman. I was surprised to find out they were all guys. But it’s all good.
They make really good tunes and it’s refreshing to hear a filipino band not just singing about beer or getting drunk. I don’t even understand what most of their songs are about but they sure are catchy as hell. My Favorite songs by Tanya Markova:
- Picture Picture
- Linda Blaire
- Disney Land
I have heard some comments about them being the next Eraserheads. I don’t think so. Not until they diversify their sound. They have a long way to go. The first time I heard, “Disneyland”, I thought it was unpatriotic. I only started enjoying them when I learned not to take them too seriously. Tanya Markova is not supposed to deep and emotional. The lyrics are simple and funny.
My only complaint is the extra guy with the tambourine. He seems like dead weight to me.
Thia Mejia the 15-year old power packed Filipina semi-finalists of American Idol Season 10 has advanced to the next round and continues to race against America’s favorite Idol.
The judges commented that her pitch was perfect and was even compared to Michael Jackson. Watch her magical performance on youtube here:
Ryan Seacrest called 3 contestants in that turn and only one would be picked. It seemed Thia was the least likely to make it. Thia Mejia will now compete against America’s best idols.
The other Filipino, Clint Jun Gamboa was voted out of the contest.