On June 30 of this year, Rodrigo Roa Duterte will take his oath of office to become only the 16th President of the Republic of the Philippines.
That means that in a nation of millions, only 16 people really know what it really means to sit in that “chair”, wherein one single decision or action can affect the lives of 100 million Filipinos.
“We think too much and feel so little”-Charlie Chaplin
50 or so years ago, the above quote might have been true, but nobody in their right mind would agree that this is still true of our present generation.
Just 5 years ago, the word “Emo” didn’t even exist!
3 years ago, “selfie” wasn’t even a word!
Today, emoticons are part of the language of the “Y Generation.” Continue reading
Recently, President-elect Rodrigo Duterte finds himself in the center of controversy (again!) because of his remarks, seemingly implying that it’s okay for corrupt journalist to be killed, and the issue of him whistling at a female reporter during a live press conference, and later defending it as “freedom of expression.”
This blog isn’t about the ethics of the President’s remarks or actions. I leave that up to the pundits and political analysts.
My topic is more about basic communication principles. Continue reading