Africa ultimately wins the #MissUniverse crown

Filipinos have long been renowned for claiming credit when ethnic Filipinos win or achieve stuff overseas. This is even if the social infrastructure that enabled a citizen to win or achieve said stuff was not anything Filipinos, their government, or their society contributed to building. Lately, news has gotten around that Australians (or at least […]


Why categorise Chinese people as “Filipino-Chinese” and “Mainland Chinese”? They are ALL Chinese!

So suddenly there are Filipino-Chinese, Hong Kong Chinese, Taiwanese Chinese and Mainland Chinese. This comes as hating the People’s Republic of China has suddenly become a fashion statement for the Philippines’ chi chi “activists” who presume to protest the visit of its president Xi Jinping this week. The interesting thing with this sudden specificity when […]

Nice words from Kelsey Merritt (@kelsmerritt). Thing is, “Filipino” is NOT a race.

It’s nice of supermodel Kelsey Merritt to assert her “Filipinoness” in a recent tweet she fielded… Pinanganak ako sa Pilipinas at lumaki ako sa Pampanga. Tinapos ko ang pagaaral ko sa Manila bago ako lumipat sa US last year. Mas pinoy pa dugo ko kesa sa mga “pure” na hindi pa nakatapak sa Pilinipas. I […]