Criticism: not (fun) in the Philippines

By Katrina Stuart Santiago

The world knows of the Philippines by now, for reasons other than a senator who refuses to admit to plagiarism, being the setting for the bustling Asian city in “Bourne Legacy,” and a cybercrime law that might be the worst piece of legislation against freedom of expression since the world wide web.

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  1. jojie-die hard Pinoy

    @benritz :-)) Agree, this topic is not new and to engage in critical discourse on every iSSues that affects the cultural behaviour of both the governed and the leaders is an ad naseum repeAtition of the same mistakes committed. I am reminded of a speech of former DFA Secretary & Gen.Carlos P. Romulo, to the PMA graduates in Baguio where in he said “To praise the institution, is the redundancy of the obvious”. In this case, to advance a critical dissertation on media faux fax related to the govt, the people and its failures is the criticAL problem that bears THE perennial problem itself with no palpable solution. My non-intellectual level of opinion.

    • jojie-die hard Pinoy

      as a follow up, basically our problem as an English-speaking nation where Philippine literature Should be the fountain of light that can guide the tri-media to be effective institutions to initiate a critical discourse on moral force change, it failed its role to create a ripple effect to the ordinary middle class society who can be receptive to society change. Further, multiple parochial dialect was a hindrance in rather a unifying urges for reforms and radical change.