Martial Law Rice and Nuts

As soon as President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in Mindanao, a political attack dog and hordes of leftist martial law crybabies came out and quickly denounced the declaration. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says Duterte’s declaration is baseless and that it should have just been localized in Marawi City instead of the entire island of […]

Here is why ‘human rights’ is a weak argument against Martial Law…

The better question would be: Is “human rights” still relevant in the Philippines? It is, if you are a Martial Law Crybaby who is throwing a tantrum over the recent declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao. For “activists” who shriek “Bloody Murder!” at the mere mention of Martial Law, “human rights” is the be-all-end-all argument […]

#PrayForMarawi? The folly in Manilenos’ calls for solidarity with Mindanao Muslims

Chi-chi Manilenos have made waxing liberal poetic about being in “solidarity” with their “Muslim brothers” in Mindanao the current fashion trend. Social media timelines are filled with flowery euphemisms and platitudes on the subject fit for Hallmark greeting cards all punctuated by hashtags such as the multi-day trending hit #PrayForMarawi. All nice and peachy, of […]

The hypocrisy in the protest against the Anti Distracted Driving Law

In the Philippines, even the most basic courtesies and manners need to be legislated. It will likely require strong legislation to stamp out the world-renowned Filipino practice of public urination, for example. Perhaps too, there should also be harsh laws to penalise queue-jumpers, maybe even bozos who try to squeeze into trains before all disembarking […]

Mocha Uson’s critics overestimate their capacity to influence the ‘masa’

Are you one of those people who are reeling with anger over singer/dancer and social media blogger Mocha Uson’s appointment as assistant secretary of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO)? Do you feel so outraged that you have resorted to slut-shaming Uson? If you are, then you are a loser. Those of you who think […]

The hypocrisy of condemning Mocha Uson’s appointment to the Duterte government

Mocha Uson elicits a consistently predictable reaction from President Rodrigo Duterte’s critics: disdain. No surprise then that her appointment as part of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) has kept the social media class busy for a while now. The main criticism from the “decent” crowd – private citizens and members of mainstream media included […]

Mocha Uson fit for Duterte’s social media messaging but more needed to engage critics productively

Building a credible media machine to counter the anti-government bias of traditional media led by big corporate networks is not a simple matter of fielding “die-hard” loyalists on social media. It involves building a consistent media brand that, in the long run is perceived to be apolitical or, at the very least, non-partisan. It is […]

Duterte Cabinet Post Vacancies or Game of Turons

There are now three vacancies in President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s cabinet. After Perfecto Yasay was rejected by the Commission on Appointments and Ismael Sueno was fired by President Duterte comes the rejection of Gina Lopez’ appointment. Those opposed to administration may read this as proof of the President’s failure to either attract real talent into […]