I may be forced to move Philippine Commentary to Wordpress or some other service if this problem isn't cleared up. But other Blogspot owners in the Philippines are opening up their Blogger Dashboards with a rude and nasty surprise today. All the old familiar labels of the Dashboard, the Post Manager, the Setting Manager and Template areas, as well as the Comment Threads are now rendered in the clumsiest, most literal but senseless and idiotic Taglish you've ever seen this side of the Pacific.
This must be somebody's idea of a really bad politically correct joke, someone with a Ph.D. (piled high and deeper) who believes in cultural parity or some such nonesense and is forcing Tagalog down our throats.
There was no warning that this would be implemented. Certainly I am not aware of agreeing to such a major and substantial change to the nature and feel of this blog.
And I certainly won't acquiesce. Would someone put me out of my misery by showing me that there is a simple way to get back the old Blogger interface I and my readers have known and loved for the last five years.
This is an irreconcilable difference if I am to have NO CHOICE in what language this blog represents itself in.
Is this your goddamn evil-doing Google???? Have the National Artists gotten to you too???