Why Is Cebu City Mayor Tommy Osmena Drooling Over A Cebu BRT?

Cebu City Mayor Tommy Osmena is playing the “Imperial Manila” card instead of trusting the decision of NEDA Secretary Ernesto Pernia and Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade to put on hold the implementation of the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit system. A statement from the DOTr says, “The DOTr believes that a review must be […]

Thirty Years of Tommy Osmena, Same Old Cebu City Problems

It is ironic that a so called rectification and change movement online would openly support Cebu City Mayor Tommy Osmena who represents anything but rectification and change for the better. Then again, this is the same group that preaches about the goodness of the parliamentary form of government and yet employs unparliamentary behavior when they […]

Filipinos have lost the right to be “shocked” about what happened to Boracay

Why all the chatter and private school “outrage” over Boracay all of a sudden? What is happening to the land of the annual chi-chi “#LABoracay” and all other hipster happenings that greet Imperial Manila denizens fleeing their parents’ Holy Week obligations have always been happening in the Philippines. It’s all part of Filipinos’ world-renowned Reverse […]

Filipinos have no choice but to pay more taxes

You can’t have your cake and eat it. If Filipinos want more and better-quality public services, they’re gonna have to cough up the dough and pay more taxes. The reality is that most of the infrastructure required to deliver the services they demand involves foreign technology and imported goods — which is why they cost […]

The Philippines needs FILIPINO investment more than foreign investment

News is getting around that contrary to what doomsayers in the Philippine Opposition (led by their obsolete thought leaders in the Liberal Party, a.k.a. the Yellowtards) are saying, investors remain bullish about the Philippines. Indeed, a recent report published by Business Insider ranked the Philippines Number One in a list of “the best countries to […]

Filipinos must put EDSA I and Yellowtardism where they belong

In the rubbish bin of history. By now it is pretty obvious that there is still a considerable group of Filipinos – many of them supposedly who are “educated” – who refuse to let go of the EDSA I narrative. To put it quite plainly, EDSA People Power happened simply because the leader at that […]

The Philippine Opposition is obsolete and needs to be replaced with one focused on nation building

What next? Again, this is the question Filipinos are left with following this year’s “EDSA People Power Revolution” anniversary. Specifically, the question of how exactly to build upon the experience of this 1986 “revolution” has become a head-scratcher for most. It all seemed clear back then — how “freedom” would be the foundation upon which […]

Boracay-Panay-Negros-Cebu-Bohol: Can Infrastructure Superhero Mark Villar Link the Major Visayan Islands?

If America has Iron Man, the Philippines has a Concrete Superhero. “Audacious and overly ambitious” would be the common Pinoy’s reaction if the idea was floated decades ago. Filipinos today coming up with an idea to link the major Visayan islands would be likened to Americans dreaming of landing a man with their flag on […]