Category: Tsinoy Beats and Bytes

The guilty must pay

The Chinese vessel that hit an anchored Filipino fishing boat in Recto (Reed) Bank and abandoned its crew of 22 floundering at sea on June 9 must pay for its negligence. The joint investigation...

Crisis begets opportunity

Where there is trouble, there is opportunity. Recent events have given new life to this old cliché. The past months have been filled with news on the debacle created by a hostile United States...

The bamboo bends

The election frenzy is over, the dust is settling down. We are all sad, angry, disappointed and frustrated. We don’t deserve these people in the Senate. But they are the chosen ones, so let...

Brave warriors

Last April 9, we commemorated Araw ng Kagitingan or Day of Valor and remembered the brave heroes and heroines who gave up their lives for Philippine freedom – during the revolution against Spain, the...

Water woes

The sight of water pails lined up in long rows that snake through blocks of houses, waiting for the water tanker or the fire trucks to fill them up, isn’t new. We’ve seen a...

Vote for our future – it counts!

“It was frustration, anger, disgust, despair.”—Mike de Leon That was acclaimed director Mike de Leon’s explanation to ABS-CBN News Channel television network on what moved him to produce the five-minute short film “Kangkungan.” It...

Bad behavior bad for China’s image

The past week saw many discussions arising from misdemeanors of young Chinese nationals in our country. Two of the incidents, just three days apart, incensed the public, Tsinoys included. I want to think that...

Why begrudge Tsinoys their success?

I am saddened that someone of Manong Frankie Sionil Jose’s stature could misunderstand the Tsinoys and their role, influence and impact in all aspects of Philippine life (The STAR, “Can we trust America,” Hindsight...