About Philippine Pundit
We are a borderless atypical punditry and insights knowledge platform for Filipinos and Beyond. We publish matter-of-factly no-holds-barred commentaries, perspectivally studied insights about issues that matter, and philosophically inquired into views and thoughts about understanding life and existence through the lens of Gnosticism, spirituality, and ontological mathematics.
We also dabble in the latest and breaking news, press releases, government proclamations, international relations, business, marketing, technology breakthroughs, and updates on global health, and advances in the field of global threats, security, and terrorism.
As a borderless atypical punditry and knowledge platform, we operate around the core of citizen journalism that is borderless. In doing so, we respect and conform to the basic tenets and standards of principles of journalism when publishing news and commentary and bits of information useful and beneficial for education, research, and general public reference that is credible.
We pivot ourselves to be the vanguard of a credible and trustworthy citizen journalism platform that centers on contributing facts and knowledge, information, and insights worth considering for various decision-making.
The Philippine Pundit envisions a truly independent, borderless citizen journalism platform that is open to all citizens, regardless of nationality, background, race, gender, belief and philosophy, or political affiliation.
We are those who have inspiring and worth-telling stories, critical insights and commentaries on critical topics and social issues, exclusive news, or even news updates or trends in various fields.
We are those who have valuable information the world needs to know without restrictions and any vested interest to protect, except for the interest of the public so they may truly know.
It is the value proposition of The Philippine Pundit to keep its credibility, objectivity, balance, and relevance always in check.
At par with the public interest, we value publishing quality and engaging content by delivering no-spin publication of news and information worth sharing.
The Philippine Pundit stands in unity with the rest of the online sources, other citizen journalism platforms, various press or cause-oriented institutions, and the mainstream media in the crusade against fake news and in upholding the free flow of ideas, opinions, or keeping the freedom of the press truly alive.
A Brief Background
Regel Javines, the owner and writer behind The Philippine Pundit, has been writing online since 2011 while juggling his full-time employment as editor in a book publishing company with contributing articles on Philippine governance and politics to some online media outfits, such as the already defunct Yahoo! Contributor Network and the Allvoices.com—both are global citizen journalism platforms.
While writing for his blog, he also started contributing articles to global online news media outfits, such as the Yahoo! Contributor Network and Allvoices.com.
Unfortunately, MainbarOnline halted its active online presence because of a lack of funds.
Finally, on Oct. 4, 2020, Regel decided to write online again. He, then, thought up a domain name and registered it. Then, for a little while, Philippine Pundit idea came forth.
The COVID-19 pandemic, his self-propagated spiritual journey, over a decade of unstable employment in various companies, and unemployment after he left The Manila Times in December 2019 helped him realize and determine to make a writing comeback by creating The Philippine Pundit.
It has always been the main purpose of The Philippine Pundit to contribute information and knowledge on Philippine governance and politics to all and write commentaries on various social issues that matter.
Furthermore, it finally opened its doors to all citizens of the world and readers from various walks of life who are interested in contributing voluntarily news articles, commentary or opinion, and literary pieces of their interest.
Now, it started to make The Philippine Pundit become a borderless citizen journalism platform committed to helping inform and educate citizens and readers in the best possible way it can.
Insofar as today, we continue and are still consistent with our purpose and commitment.
We then become atypical in our representation to write and publish punditry and insights about various topics, subjects, or issues. This is so to provide the full spectrum of unbiased opinions. That is, open to criticism while holding on to our objective to create an active and healthy borderless avenue for freedom.
It is our ultimate goal, without ceasing and unwavering, to educate, influence, and contribute sound reasoning and judgment on the matter at hand useful for decision-making.
Furthermore, as we wish to continue our commitments and goals as a borderless knowledge platform, we deeply understand the coexistence of our duty to help spread kindness and sense of humanity.
We hope for more possibilities to come. We are committed to engaging in various humanitarian causes in the future. It has been the primary soul of our existence to fulfill the core of our commitments to humanity that are holistic in the approach to Life and Existence.
Finally, we hope that these commitments, goals, and humanitarian duties will come about with your HELP.
Our interconnectedness is what defines us all. So mote it be. ▲
Consistent with our mission and value proposition, we encourage everyone, without restraint or discrimination, to submit news, commentary, articles about various social issues that matter, or anything worth sharing to help us make the world better informed.
Join us and become a citizen journalist! Submit your articles to us and we get them published.
The Author of The Philippine Pundit
The Philippine Pundit is an independent and borderless atypical punditry and insights knowledge platform that is owned and solely managed by Regel Javines—a Filipino blogger, former student leader, activist, editor, and campus journalist.
Regel Javines has been blogging since 2011 writing news, commentary, or opinion about Philippine governance and politics, law, and various pressing social issues of interest. He is also a former book editor and spent a short stint working as a deskman for business news in The Manila Times—the oldest running English language newspaper in the Philippines.
At present, as his personal choice upon realization in attempting to understand Life and Existence through the lens of philosophical discourses on Gnosticism, spirituality, and ontological mathematics combined, Regel Javines went back to school as a graduate student working on his Master of Arts in Philosophy at the University of San Carlos. Read more >>
Philippine Pundit Contributors
Jade P. Manzano is a law graduate from the Philippine Law School. He joined other Filipino delegates in the 2022 International Model United Nations held in Indonesia. He was a former PR head of The Bedan and former College Editors Guild of the Philippines area coordinator, back in college. Jade finished a Marketing & Corporate Communications degree and a master’s in business administration at San Beda University – Manila. At present, he works as a legal researcher in a government agency.
Joel G. Ebardo teaches English at Salvador National High School and is a reading coordinator of the school’s Tara Basa & SIKAD reading program. He graduated with a degree in Education (English) from PUP-Taguig and earned some Master’s academic units from PUP Open University. Joel is a former editor-in-chief of an official student publication of PUP-Taguig Campus.