Trouble with the pork

There’s a growing interest in the Philippine politics now that will make the soap operas ratings go down.

It started with an exposé in the newspaper about a businesswoman, involving a scam worth 10 billion pesos ($230 million); then it got deeper; and there goes the dirty secrets of the Senate and the House of Representatives. We are in a big trouble. Something must be done.

Expressing your anger online is a good thing sometimes (and not all the time). It started with one musician who just wanted to express anger outside the streets. Then the date and place was set; good thing it’s a holiday.

More than 100,000 gathered in the National park.

I felt good that many are becoming more vigilant. Those who never went outside the street to protest joined.

I realized that this is democracy. We are the government and not those in power. As our President told us, we are the boss.

The People March last Monday proves that we can express our anger as a nation against the people seated in the government without wanting to oust the President.

Not all tomatoes are rotten; we just need to throw the bad ones away.

This is our stance: Unite against corruption!

The 26th People Power Revolution

via Wikimedia.org

Today, the Philippines celebrates the 26th anniversary of EDSA Revolution. It was a peaceful uprising of the Filipino people against the dictatorship rule that governed the country for more than 20 years.

To celebrate the historic event, below are three versions of Bayan Ko, the unofficial theme of the People Power Revolution. Click them if you want to listen and it will open a new tab.

via Philstar.com

Interesting facts about the new YouTube Philippines

Last week, I noticed that the YouTube homepage is showing some filtered contents showing Charice in the Music portion. I haven’t realized yet that there’s already a localized version YouTube in the country. I just learned about it when I typed in “Youtube Philippines” on the Google Search toolbar of Firefox. And now, I decided to compile the relevant results of my search: Continue reading