PISA Report Philippines -Abysmal performance on Reading, Math, and Science

PISA Report Philippines -Abysmal performance on Reading, Math, and Science 1

Where’s the beef on the PISA report? There was much hand wringing and breast-beating at the recent release of the 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment PISA report that shows the Philippines lagging behind 78 countries in Reading, Math, and Sciences. The PISA report is a study on 15-year-old students around the world “that assesses the extent […]

The kids are all right…

kid shaming

In the Philippine social media today, kid shaming is the order of the day. There is a raging battle between people who believe that kids today are getting weaker due to lack of discipline from the teachers in school and a camp that says “Shut up, you know nothing Boomer”. The first camp fondly recall […]

Wag po. Maawa na po kayo! A story about the motherland.

Wag po. Maawa na po kayo! A story about the motherland. 2

This I remember like a movie in my mind. I was about to give birth in a provincial public hospital 14 years and 4 days ago today. I was crying in pain, maybe even excreting a bit. I was still not that “open” and I was lying down, bent like a twig. I was breathing […]

The Internet Vs Joey De Leon, Depression Myths and Assholism

The Internet Vs Joey De Leon, Depression Myths and Assholism 4

No. We don’t have TV and I was not able to watch the Lunchtime Show episode where “comedian” Joey de Leon disparaged people suffering from depression. Nor do I intend to watch it in the spirit of “journalism”. I will not comment on that incident and I will not be commenting on whether or not Joey […]