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Entitlement and Helplessness

For all progress, the Philippines often remains a country of entitled “seƱoritos” and helpless “alila”. Something which many describe as feudal, although I would use the word entitled, as European feudalism was different from the basic structure of Philippine society. My summary of its worst aspects that Dean Michael Tan mentions (link) in this article […]

Kaharian ng Kababalaghan

o misteryo yata ang Pilipinas. Tignan ang nangyaring magic tungkol sa Bangko Sentral ng Bangladesh. May napakagaling na artikulo ang isang taga-Singapore tungkol dito (link – basahin sana!) – Pero hindi lang iyon.

Napakahigpit ng Bank Secrecy sa Pilipinas mula pa noong 1955 tapos mula pa noong 1974 hindi puwedeng tignan ang mga foreign currency […]

The Philippines Inc.?

The business of America is business, someone once said. Germany used to be called Deutschland AG or Germany Incorporated. Business is not a bad thing. We all want to make a living. When I was young and angry at the Marcos regime I was a leftist. At the very latest the failure of communism in […]