Discrimination against Muslims in the Philippines

I told somebody today that I miss teaching. With the unprecedented Media Bias against Ron Paul in the current US Republican primaries, I could show the students the Media Studies theories in action – like Agenda-Setting, Gate-keeping, Propaganda Model, etc. I doubt if there is any Filipino Communication / Media Studies teacher in the country… Read More Discrimination against Muslims in the Philippines

MILF Says Philippine Republic is already dismembered

I rarely attend conferences on peace talks because I have very little confidence in them. Third parties could hardly influence negotiations between the two contending parties. For some reasons, I attended the National Solidarity Conference on Mindanao on Aug. 13-14 at the University Hotel in UP Diliman. Mohager Iqbal, the MILF peace panel chair, was… Read More MILF Says Philippine Republic is already dismembered

Chinaman calls Philippines ‘a nation of servants’

Chinese best-selling author and columnist Chip Tsao wrote a satirical piece in one of his columns, which was also published in Hong Kong Online. He called the Philippines “a nation of servants” which had Filipino bloggers up in arms and calling the writer names. Of course, hardly anyone had anything bad to say against China… Read More Chinaman calls Philippines ‘a nation of servants’