Kris Aquino’s text message to Duterte proves patronage politics is alive in the Philippines

According to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, former television host and Presidential sister Kris Aquino sent him a text message pleading with him not to send her brother former President BS Aquino to jail. It seems she was compelled to contact Duterte on learning that the President is hell bent on getting to the bottom of […]

A pilot and his mission: to save the environment by transforming plastic waste to fuel

It’s not every day one comes across a person who can walk the talk. But I was lucky enough to meet someone who does and what he does is something extra-ordinary for the environment. UK-born pilot and now Australian resident Jeremy Rowsell has made it his mission to not only raise awareness about the negative […]

Why mainstream media is unhappy: it has to compete with ordinary people in publishing fake news

I do not understand why some members of mainstream media everywhere around the world are complaining about the proliferation of what they call “fake news”. It’s not even clear what their definition of fake news is. As far as I know, fake news has been around since forever. They used to be called tabloid reports […]

PNP Chief Bato dela Rosa should resign to save his honour and protect the Duterte government

Can Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Ronaldo ‘Bato’ Dela Rosa control the men under his watch? There is enough evidence to say that he cannot. There were already signs earlier even before his first six months on the job was up that the burden of weeding out the bad from the good cops was too […]

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is right not to trust current VP Leni Robredo

Current Vice President Leni Robredo has been constantly under fire from the public ever since she was declared the “winner” of the second highest position in Philippine government in the 2016 Presidential Elections. She has never earned the respect of the voters who believe that her “win” was the result of electoral fraud and that […]

Leni Robredo finally wore out her welcome in Duterte’s administration

Current Vice President Leni Robredo has tendered her resignation from her position as chairperson of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC). She cited many reasons for relieving herself from her duties but it seems it simply boils down to irreconcilable differences between her and President Rodrigo Duterte. This parting of ways was inevitable […]

Anti-Marcos advocates are incompetent, lack foresight and leadership skills

If you want proof that members of the Philippine political opposition are incompetent, lack foresight and leadership skills, just look at the way they handled their opposition to block the burial of the late former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB), otherwise known as the cemetery reserved for the country’s heroes, […]

Leni Robredo is clueless and it could be the reason Duterte doesn’t respect her

I don’t like tasteless jokes. So I agree with current Vice President Leni Robredo when she said “tasteless jokes have no place in society”. The problem is, who are we to judge how tasteless a joke is? None of us have a monopoly on authority to determine what constitutes a tasteless joke. People’s tastes are […]