@TIME exaggerates De Lima’s “heroism”, paints the Philippines as lawless under Duterte

As someone who still pays for a weekly subscription, I’m very disappointed at TIME Magazine editors. I just realised that after all these years reading about and admiring people featured on their annual 100 most influential list, it turns out that some on the list include people whose achievements were simply romanticised, exaggerated or completely […]

Banana Workers Should Thank Cathy Binag For TADECO’s Now Uncertain Future

According to the ANFLOCOR website, “the Tagum Agricultural Development Company (TADECO) is one of the highest yielding banana plantations in the world, is engaged in the production and export of fresh Cavendish bananas to Japan, Hong Kong, China, Korea, Middle East, Russia, Malaysia and Singapore under the Del Monte Brand name. It is the flagship […]

KADAMAY squatter mentality at heart of chronic Filipino poverty

Whether one is rich or poor, there is no such thing as a free lunch. Everyone pays their way. Rich people are rich because they were likely to be exceptionally clever or industrious (or both). Poor people are poor because they likely habitually enter into commitments they are inherently incapable of honouring. The common denominator, […]

Homicide rates in Ph significantly spiked in 2010 at beginning of Aquino admin

According to homicide incidence figures taken from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s International Homicide Statistics database, the incidence of intentional homicides jumped from lows of 6.44 and 6.93 per 100,000 in 2008 and 2009 respectively (towards the end of the term of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo) to rates in excess of […]

Light a Fire Movement: The ultimate hypocrisy of the Anti-Marcos movement

The original anti-Marcos movements were nothing like that of the supposedly peaceful and prayerful “millennials” that make up today’s crop of Martial Law Crybaby activists. The originals seem to have been more of terrorists and involved, among other things, Filipino-Americans allegedly engaged in activities illegal under United States law — conspiring to launch private armies […]

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 […]

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 […]

44 Reasons Why Noynoy Cannot be Thrown into Prison

The internet is awash with articles detailing former president Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Cojuangco Aquino III’s crimes against the very people he is wont to sarcastically address as his “boss”. Yet despite mounting calls for justice, getting this criminally negligent and apathetic traitor behind bars just won’t happen – at least not in our lifetime. Welcome to […]