Duterte critics who wish him dead have no respect for human rights

Members of the Philippine Liberal Party and their supporters are feeling a sense of schadenfreude lately.  They delight in the thought that President Rodrigo Duterte could be sick. Some of them even claim that he is in a coma.  Apparently, someone has been spreading the rumor that he is in a coma. This was after Duterte decided […]

Senator Cynthia Villar is correct: Eating too much rice is bad for the health

Philippine Senator Cynthia Villar drew some flak for suggesting that Filipinos limit their rice consumption. She thinks banning “unlimited rice” (or “unli-rice”) offerings in restaurants would be a good start. It was a preposterous idea, some say. “Who is she to tell us how much rice we eat?”, others asked in disgust. Then there were […]

Criticising Duterte for skipping Independence Day rites is futile: Ph is not truly independent!

Current Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo’s public relations team or, shall we say, propaganda machine is working overtime. They found an opportunity to try and put her image in a good light after President Rodrigo Duterte decided to skip the 119th commemoration of Philippine Independence Day. Photos of her in salute pose during the recent ceremony […]

Filipino soldiers get no respect and support from Liberal Party and anti-Martial Law ‘activists’

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s proclamation of Martial Law over the entire Mindanao region following the military operation in Marawi City that resulted in protracted battle with the Maute terrorists has given members of the Liberal Party and anti-Martial Law advocates reason to make more noise. When before they were simply nit-picking on his tirades, now […]

The Philippine Liberal Party, its allies and its supporters are the real enemies of the Filipino people

Some of us have always thought that Filipinos in general are both gullible and pushovers. This notion lends itself to the fact that Filipinos have been sidelined by their neighbours in South East Asia – people who started out with countries as backward as the Philippines. But the belief all Filipinos are slow is not […]

Resorts World siege made deadlier by irresponsible media reports and lapses in building safety compliance

The Resorts World Manila siege on the 2nd of June that resulted in the deaths of 37 and injured more than 50 people highlighted yet again how unsafe the facilities are and how precarious the security situation is in the Philippines even inside world class establishments.  The incident also shows the role media plays in adding to […]

Duterte should stop making ‘rape jokes’ for the sake of the Filipino people

I think it is unfortunate that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte cannot help himself and the people who support him win over his critics. In fact, he seems to be intentionally needling or provoking his detractors to react with more outrage. In a speech in front of the soldiers of the 2nd Mechanized Infantry (Magbalantay) Brigade […]

“My Family’s Slave” is a story familiar to a lot of Filipino families

The treatment of household help or katulong by Filipino families has been put under the international spotlight thanks to the essay “My Family’s Slave” written by the late Filipino-American award winning journalist Alex Tizon. His article was recently published by the American publication, The Atlantic two months after his death. Many readers were moved to […]