The CHR under Chito Gascon is more useful to the Liberal Party than to victims of human rights abuse

The Philippine Commission on Human Rights (CHR) is suffering from a bad reputation no thanks to the agency’s Chairman Chito Gascon. Gascon is a known staunch ally of the Liberal Party and he can’t even hide his partisanship or pretend to be impartial while doing his job. Yellow is still his favourite colour. As a […]

‘Human rights abuse’ is perpetrated ONLY by cops and soldiers according to @CHRgovPh

The recent proposal to drastically cut public funds allocated to the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has put the spotlight on other government agencies that are of dubious value to the Filipino people. It has long been recognised that Filipinos suffer from a government that is big, fat, complex, and slow and could greatly benefit […]

1000 pesos is a princely sum for a non-value-adding agency like @CHRPhilippines

It is really up to Chito Gascon, head of the Philippines’ Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to convince the Filipino people why his organisation deserves to be allotted more than 1,000 pesos this year. Congress, after all, are made up of popularly-elected representatives of the Filipino people. As such, their decision to grant this sum […]

Here is why Trillanes is responsible for Sonia Brady’s stroke and Angelo Reyes’s suicide…

If we are to use the logic of the Opposition, we can argue that “senator” Antonio Trillanes caused the stroke suffered by former Ambassador to China Sonia Brady and the suicide of the late Ret. General Angelo Reyes. Here’s why. The Opposition are adamant in their assertion that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is responsible for […]

The Fastest Way to Change the Anti-People Yellowtard Constitution is through a Revolutionary Government

The 1987 Yellowtard Constitution needs tweaking. No, it needs a major overhaul. Wrong again – it needs a total and complete replacement. So what’s wrong with the Yellowtard Constitution? Let’s just take this provision for example: ARTICLE VII (Executive Department) SECTION 2. No person may be elected President unless he is a natural-born citizen of […]

Democracy is not dead – only Ninoy and Cory Aquino are

Every year in August, Filipinos are unfailingly reminded of the deaths of their “icons of democracy”, former president Corazon “Cory” Aquino, and her husband Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. It is generally accepted that Ninoy’s death paved the way for Cory to be president, and Cory’s death was how the son, Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino III […]

Meeting the parents: #JusticeForKian no longer lies with Duterte’s critics

The problem with how president Rodrigo Duterte’s critics have approached opposition to the anti-drug campaign is that they assert a few things that they have yet to prove a definitive causal link to: a) that the killings are state-sanctioned, and; b) that Duterte himself has encouraged impunity. So when the death of the young Kian […]

#JusticeForKian campaign outed as a sham after Duterte meeting with Kian’s parents

Suffice to say, news that that the parents of the late Kian delos Santos, Saldy and Lorenza, met with President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacanang knocked the wind right out of the sails of an Opposition campaign to demonise the Philippine leader. A tweet fielded by a certain JR Castillo encapsulates the collective dismay of a […]