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Of course the obvious short-term solution to “solving” the rice crisis today is to import more of this vital and addictive staple. Any idiot can see that to the only stopgap measure to alleviate the “sufferings” of the poor is to put downward pressure on prices by increasing domestic supply through importation. You don’t need…

Read More Mar Roxas’s opportunistic “recommendations” to solve the rice “crisis” are all so lame

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What is it with celebrating Catholic masses to accompany political and “activist” events? It’s like the organisers of these circuses are routinely commandeering this popular religious ritual to the service of their specific agendas. For example, we hear that Yellowtard “advocate” group Tindig Pilipinas has organised a mass at chi-chi private school La Salle Greenhills…

Read More Yellowtards assert OWNERSHIP over Roman Catholicism
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Unbeknownst to most, obesity is frowned upon in Japan. More importantly, Japanese law proves just how serious a problem being overweight is regarded by the government there… The so-called “Metabo Law” requires overweight individuals, or individuals who show signs of weight-related illnesses, to go to dieting classes. If they fail to attend the classes, the companies that…

Read More Japan anti-fat law a good idea for rice-addicted Filipinos!
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Like many of the victims of previous natural calamities in the Philippines, the people who perished under a mudslide in Barangay Ucab, Itogon following heavy rains brought by typhoon Ompong had long been at risk. GMA News reports that the same town experienced a similar fatal mudslide in 2012. Furthermore… The Mines and Geosciences Bureau…

Read More People who perished in Barangay Ucab, Itogon mudslide had been living under precarious circumstances

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The Yellowtards are hailing the conviction of former Gen Jovito Palparan as a “bright spot” and a “victory” for human rights. Let us all remember this when they again say “democracy is dead in the Philippines”. This also proves the Yellowtards were wrong in going to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for help as this…

Read More Yellowtard slogan “democracy is dead” DISPROVEN by conviction of Palparan
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University of the Philippines College of Engineering Dean Rizalinda De Leon issued a statement today and posted on the UPD College of Engineering Facebook page to “clarify” the statement published by militant organisation UPRISE. In this statement, De Leon essentially retracts her supposed call to “Engineer the Downfall of the Tyrant and Dictator Duterte!”. While…

Read More UP Engineering Dean Rizalinda de Leon BURNT by involvement with campus militants!

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The eminent Nick Joaquin observed this about the inefficiency of Filipino labour in his seminal piece A Heritage of Smallness… The Filipino who travels abroad gets to thinking that his is the hardest working country in the world. By six or seven in the morning we are already up on our way to work, shops…

Read More “Sipag” is for losers. “Talino” is where the MONEY is!

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It seems Rappler “reporter” Pia Ranada is bent on not only maliciously mixing facts to skew her “news reports”. She also injects inappropriate inuendos in these. Writing about a visit to Malacanang by some Cagayan local government officials, Ranada opines… The Cagayan local chiefs enjoyed their Malacañang trip as their province was placed under Storm…

Read More Rapplerette @PiaRanada editorialises maliciously in “report” on Cagayan officials’ visit to Malacanang
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Rice, specifically its availability on the cheap, is an issue in the Philippines because many Filipinos depend on it. The trouble with this dependence is that it is not matched by a domestic capability to meet domestic demand. This is why the prices of rice are so volatile — because supply is so unstable and…

Read More “Kare-kare can’t be eaten with potatoes” and other issues to do with the rice “crisis”

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Evidently Raissa Robles was on the receiving end of widespread outrage over an offensive tweet she issued meant to mock the Visayan diction of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte… …otherwise she wouldn’t have gone on to write this apology. It is by no means unconditional as Robles goes to lengths to spell out the terms of…

Read More Why Raissa Robles’s “apology” for mocking the Visayan accent is insincere and self-serving