ARRESTED: Sen. Leila de Lima can now talk all she wants — before a proper Philippine court

Of course anyone who’s been charged and arrested would deny and deny the accusations. Senator Leila de Lima is no exception. And there is no shortage of “groups” backing her denials of wrongdoing. True to form, the Inquirer gives such voices prime space such as one “coalition” known as “One for Leila”… “We reject and […]

Inquirer Editor and Leni Robredo team up in futile effort to talk up EDSA ‘revolution’ remembrance

True to form, no less than the Inquirer Editor himself gave out prime space today to Vice President Leni Robredo’s supposed thought leadership on all things politics. Lamenting how “President Duterte appears to have green-lighted the downplaying of the anniversary celebration of the Edsa revolt,” the Editor quoted the VP’s latest thoughts on the matter… […]

CBCP’s “Walk of Life” stunt illustrates just how primtive a society the Philippines remains

As expected, the Inquirer Editor stepped up as chief cheerleader in the recent “spate” of street activity, specifically the so-called “Walk of Life” organised by, who else, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP). Crowing about the 20,000-strong “crowd” that gathered in Luneta to sing hymns and wax prayerful over the situation of the […]

Duterte critics desperately rally behind the LIAR Arturo Lascanas

The man of the hour at the moment is retired police officer Arturo Lascanas who went public claiming that he was one of the ringleaders of secret “salvaging” operations and alleging that these were ordered by then Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte himself. “Salvaging” is a Filipino term used to refer to summary executions often […]

The spectacle of nuns who presume to be politicians’ “guardian angels”

What is it about nuns and the way they play “guardian angel” to supposedly “oppressed” public figures? Back in 2008, it was star “whistle-blower” Jun Lozada — a key witness in the ZTE broadband deal — making a spectacle of himself hiding behind the skirts of a phalanx of nuns as he emerged from hiding […]

Stupid logic: Filipinos’ shrill whine over the Philippine Constabulary’s return

The prospect of reinstating the Philippine Constabulary (PC) is, as expected, striking fear in the hearts of the usual emo social media mavens. Why? Because, we are again reminded, the Constabulary raises the old spectre of “The Martial Law Horrors”. The fear invoked by the PC comes across to Filipinos much the same way that […]

Key Duterte initiatives lay foundation for sustained economic growth

Continuing to send Filipino workers overseas to seek and sustain employment is a serious misallocation of human capital. Much the same way as wanton mining in the Philippine countryside took a huge toll on the environment and landscape, exporting people leaves deep scars in the Philipines’ social fabric. And so, here is why the OFW […]

Duterte vs drugs, Gina Lopez vs the mines: Next up: Who will KILL the jeepneys?

Gina Lopez is one badass government official. Unlike most government officials, she is beholden to no one — not even her own parents who she left at 18 to do missionary work in the slums of Africa. This is presumably the reason Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte chose her to be his Environment Secretary. The Philippines, […]