The far-right rises in the Philippines

Nationalism has been reborn in the Philippines, and the yellows and liberals have failed to realize what is going on. One of my criticisms of Philippine politics has always been the lack of party principles, as all our political parties are on the center of the traditional left-right political spectrum. This is largely because the […]

MTRCB Member Mocha Uson: How and Why

So earlier today, Mocha Uson was appointed to the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) as a board member. Reactions are mixed; jubilant among Mocha’s followers and full of shock and anger among her critics, especially the young Tweeting millennials. I’m not shocked at all for my part. I’ve been saying this to […]

Remembering the Heroes of the Martial Law Era

“As of the twenty-third of this month, I signed Proclamation Number 1081 placing the entire Philippines under martial law” said President Ferdinand E. Marcos on that famous television broadcast 44 years ago today, September 23. Before the declaration of martial law, the country was in a state of upheaval. It was the middle of the […]

In 2011, Hermilando Mandanas was also removed from a Committee chairmanship

Things have gotten a little exciting in the Senate after Senator Leila De Lima was removed as chairperson of the Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights. 16 Senators approved the motion by Senator Manny Pacquiao to remove De Lima as chair of the committee while 4 voted against it and 2 abstained. De Lima […]

Sick and tired of hypocrites attacking Duterte

Not even two months into the Rodrigo Duterte administration, we have already had several events which were truly newsworthy, and the war on drugs led by no less than the President and his Chief PNP General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa. The said war on drugs has led to over half a million voluntary surrenders from […]

DLSU Prof. Antonio Contreras exposes anti-Marcos crowd’s hypocrisy

I was just scrolling through my Facebook feed earlier tonight when I saw two posts from DLSU Political Science Professor Antonio P. Contreras who I follow on Facebook (I recommend you follow him as well). In those two posts, Professor Contreras exposed the hypocrisy of the anti-Marcos crowd. Take a look. Here is the first […]

Out of Touch: Over-reaction to the Official Gazette post on Marcos’s birthday

Once again, the issue of burying former President Ferdinand E. Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayani has divided the nation. People on both sides of the issue have thrown tirades against each other. The anti-Marcos camp has been more aggressive, citing the so-called Marcos loot and human rights violations under the martial law era. […]

Ferdinand E. Marcos deserves a burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani

In a few months, we will finally see the burial of President Ferdinand E. Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, 27 years after the late president’s death. This is one of the first major national policies of President Rodrigo R. Duterte. And in deciding to allow the Marcos burial in the Heroes’ Cemetery, President […]