What should we do with the Philippines’ FLAT spare tire called “VP” Leni?

Imagine driving at full throttle on your rugged all-terrain Jeep Cherokee through a vast rocky wasteland infested with rabid zombies, with the steel belt strands of your tires starting to peer through the increasingly thinning worn-out rubber. You come to think of the big WHAT IF: the likelihood a tire will blow out anytime soon. […]

The populists and the guardians of ‘decency’

There’s a common trait shared by some of the critics of US president Donald Trump and Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte that drives even the most rational supporters of both presidents into near-fanatic levels in defending their chosen candidate. The supposed supporters of “modern liberal thinking”, the antithesis of the “backward and barbaric” maxims supposedly espoused […]

#LabanLeni Robredo’s parasitical relationship with Malacanang finally comes to an end

Rather than be a team player, “vice president” Leni Robredo behaved like an entitled spoilt brat the whole time she “served” in the Cabinet of President Rodrigo Duterte. The expectations Duterte had of Robredo were quite simple as articulated in the official Malacanang statement on her removal from the Cabinet… As a Cabinet member, the […]

Leni Robredo finally wore out her welcome in Duterte’s administration

Current Vice President Leni Robredo has tendered her resignation from her position as chairperson of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC). She cited many reasons for relieving herself from her duties but it seems it simply boils down to irreconcilable differences between her and President Rodrigo Duterte. This parting of ways was inevitable […]

Leni Robredo “quits” after being booted out of President Duterte’s Cabinet meetings

Laban Leni! That familiar battle cry of the Yellowtards will once again ripple across social media in response to their leader, “vice president” Leni Robredo getting booted out of the Cabinet of President Rodrigo Duterte. What exactly will this “laban” (“fight”) be about? Who knows? Despite the call to fight being a favourite tagline of […]

Only fools expect the TRUTH to emerge from a Philippine ‘Congressional Inquiry’

Indeed, as the Inquirer editor laments today; Whom to believe?. As I mentioned in a previous article, for me, the biggest shocker in the developing story around the arrest of Ronnie Dayan and Kerwin Espinosa is that they will be going straight into yet another “Congressional probe”. The Inquirer editor, therefore, shouldn’t act so baffled […]

Ronnie Dayan’s comedic presentation to the media a prelude to a farcical Congressional hearing

After a massive manhunt, Ronnie Dayan, the elusive former driver-cum-lover (pardon the pun) of Senator Leila de Lima, finally falls. Seeing him live on TV for the first time gives us a better sense of who Dayan is. Suffice to say, he does not come across as one of the brighter bulbs in the room. […]

If Anything, We Can Only Blame Noynoy And The LP For The Burial Of Marcos In LNMB

Okay, let’s get some things squared away first. Unlike Charles Englund, I’m not a martial law baby, I was born a little later and yes, I’ll accept the criticism that I am indeed probably too young or ignorant to be aware of the Marcos regime’s atrocities and cruelties. I am also not a Manilenyo even though […]