Category Archives: News and politics

Compassion versus Freedom, Emotion versus Reason

Like Yin and Yang, the perpetual conflict between reason and emotion goes on in each of us. The conflict is complex because our minds are complex. It is also very hard in some cases to distinguish between the two. What … Continue reading

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Benevolence and Corruption

How can we fix the problem of corruption? I believe there is a solution, but it requires an overhaul of our perceptions about government benevolence. Before I go into how corruption and benevolence are linked together, let me go through … Continue reading

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A Foretaste of How It would be Like to Do Business in the Philippines

Our ongoing experience with the big move, specifically with regards to the used Toyota minivan that we want to take with us, is giving us a foretaste of how it is like to do business in our homeland. I know that … Continue reading

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Ideals of Good Citizenship and Economic Progress

A question that is frequently asked but rarely answered correctly is this: Why does the Philippines remain a backward country? One answer I often hear from fellow Filipinos, especially those who live here in the U.S., is because Filipinos are lazy and have very … Continue reading

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