Noynoy Aquino lauded for merely showing up at Congress inquiry on Dengvaxia

So former President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III gets a medal for mere effort after having shown up at the Senate inquiry into the Dengvaxia debacle. Seeing BS Aquino’s face on TV again is quite the blast from the past. It reminds Filipinos of the culture of mediocrity that prevailed over the six years of […]

Noynoy Aquino contradicts experts’ claim that Dengvaxia procurement did not follow standard procedure

Former Philippine President BS Aquino received praises from his supporters for showing up at the Senate investigation being conducted on the purchase of dengue vaccine Dengvaxia from French Pharmaceutical company Sanofi Pasteur. It was akin to a child receiving an award just for showing up in class. It’s as if Aquino had a choice whether […]

Martial Law “debate”: Does the Constitution serve Filipinos? Or do Filipinos serve the Constitution?

The trouble with the whole “debate” around the proposed extension of Martial Law is that it’s been infested by “constitutionalists” beholden to the 1987 Yellowtard Constitution. The points that are truly important to the average Filipino have been all but buried under a mountain of ululations drawn from the original (and obsolete) paranoid delusions that […]

‘Human rights’ under fire due to Duterte critics’ destructive them-versus-us rhetoric

Nobody is “scoffing” at human rights. Indeed, for that matter, nobody wants a return to the bad old days when lords of the manor could simply judge and sentence peasants to be beheaded on a whim (despite Game of Thrones being everyone’s favourite TV indulgence). The trouble suffered by the garden-variety “human rights” activists that […]

How EXACTLY is the Duterte government a ‘repressive’ and ‘fascist’ one?

Apparently there is yet another mass action scheduled to be held by various “progressive” groups this weekend December 10, 3pm at at the Bonifacio Shrine in Lawton, Manila to mark “Human Rights Day”. In a Facebook post by the so-called Computer Professionals’ Union, this occassion is made relevant by what they insist is a context […]

Dengvaxia debacle was not Duterte’s fault, requires more sober discussion

The whole problem with the Dengvaxia issue (and other issues of national consequence for that matter) is that the focus of commentators is on personalities and pointing fingers at them. It also does not help that the pre-eminent Opposition “thought leaders” like Jim Paredes are leading the thinking down such a moronic path… Who really […]

No ‘genocide’ intended: Filipinos need to get a grip over the Dengvaxia debacle

What really first needs to be stopped is all the panicky statements being released about the anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia. There was no intent to perpetrate “genocide” even if the circumstances surrounding its procurement and approval for public dispensation in 2016 by the Department of Health (DOH) under then President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III are […]

With MRT and Dengue vaccine fiascos, it’s time for Leni Robredo to admit Noynoy gov’t incompetence

Ever since she was fired from her post as Secretary for Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council in 2016, current Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo has to keep the appearance of doing something “productive” lest the public forget her. She’s not doing much except attending ceremonial events and commenting on various issues that make the […]