51 Of The Most Memorable Political Quotes From Miriam Defensor-Santiago

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A lawyer, a former trial judge, and a renowned constitutional and international law expert, Senator Miriam Santiago’s accomplishments are too numerous to count. However, what sets her apart from the rest of the pack is her no-nonsense style of leadership. Combine that with her extraordinary intelligence, fierce temper and fiery tongue, and almost everything Santiago says has become a memorable quote worth repeating. Also Read: 15 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Miriam Defensor-Santiago It’s no wonder she is so loved by the masses and so hated by her enemies. However, love her or hate her, Santiago is undoubtedly one of the wittiest Filipinos to have ever lived.   1. “Fungus …

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9 Philippine Icons and Traditions That May Disappear Soon

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The Philippines is a land known for its rich culture and traditions, having been occupied and influenced by a number of nations including Spain, America, and Japan. Likewise, interactions with nearby and faraway countries throughout history have also helped to shape our culture. Also Read: 12 Annoying Attitudes of Filipinos We Need To Get Rid Of Sadly, modern times are threatening to wipe out the things that have made us uniquely Filipino. While progress is good, it should never stand in the way of us preserving those things that are rightfully part of our heritage and way of life.   1. Traditional Courtship. “Uso pa ba ang harana?” is the starting …

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20 Beautiful Old Manila Buildings That No Longer Exist

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 “A people’s relationship to their heritage is the same as the relationship of a child to its mother.” – John Henrik Clarke Some ignoramuses claim that clinging to our past is useless, and giving way to technological advancements is the only way to go. I’d say a true sign of a nation’s progress is the ability of its people to preserve their cultural heritage–historical buildings included. After all, people are judged not by the monuments they build, but by those they have destroyed. READ: 22 Things We No Longer See in Manila Gone are the days when Manila was known as the ‘Paris of Asia.’ Restoring the city to its former glory sounds …

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9 Creepy Pinoy Urban Legends That Never Get Old

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As defined, urban legends are contemporary folktales that often possess a horrifying theme. Famous urban legends include the Slender Man, the Vanishing Hitchhiker, and Bloody Mary. They can be found in all countries around the world, and that includes the Philippines. Also Read: Top 10 Pinoy Celebrity Urban Legends We Filipinos have always been fond of the unknown and the supernatural, hence why we have so many urban legends pervading the country. Some, of course, have achieved so much notoriety that they have become classics in Filipino folklore—always told over and over again without ever getting old.   1. Mt. Cristobal (The Devil’s Mountain). If Mt. Banahaw is considered a …

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9 Philippine Government Agencies That Need To Reform Right Now

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Nowadays, it’s a normal thing for us Filipinos to have a negative view of our government agencies. And who can blame us? We hear about their controversies and misdeeds on the news almost every day. Also Read: 10 Things Filipino Politicians Must Stop Doing Although we believe that not all the people in these agencies are corrupt or incompetent, we feel that more should be done to make these organizations truly effective. After all, wouldn’t it be nice to feel proud of our government agencies for a change?   1. Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). Mandated by the Constitution to protect the people, the sovereignty of the State and …

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10 Things Filipino Politicians Must Stop Doing

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Our politicians are arguably one of the most colorful of their kind in the world. Colorful in the sense that you could throw just about every negative adjective at them, and it would still fit the description. Also Read: 12 Annoying Attitudes of Filipinos We Need To Get Rid Of Kidding aside, we have listed the usual things politicians do that we feel are bad for us and the country. Names do not need to named, since we already know who the guilty ones are anyway. For the sake of public and national welfare, here are the things we think our politicians should stop doing right now:   1. Playing …

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