duterte opposition own sake

Opposition should never be done for its own sake

The “opposition” keeps on going against the current administration under Duterte. But often, instead of putting out sensible points, they just say, “Duterte, dictator” or “Duterte, puppy of the Americans.” Despite the prevalence of tales of Duterte’s hand in death squads in Davao, these tales remain allegations – tsismis or gossip – so “Duterte, murderer” […]

The Rapplerettes in Mullets of the 1986 “People Power Revolution”

Assistant Secretary for Social Media Mocha Uson actually does raise scrumptuous food for thought in her two recent “surveys” regarding the 1986 EDSA “People Power Revolution”. Uson presumably uses today’s loose definition of “fake news” being bandied around by, in all ironies, the Liberal Party leaders of the Opposition (a.k.a. the Yellowtards) and the Catholic […]

Ed Lingao validates Mocha Uson’s “EDSA people power is Fake News” survey

The Opposition’s “thought leaders” are, yet again, getting all their panties twisted, this time over an online poll conducted by Assistant Secretary for Social Media Mocha Uson. In a survey posted on Facebook, Uson asked her followers, “Naniniwala ba kayo na ang 1986 EDSA PEOPLE POWER ay isang produkto ng FAKE NEWS???” (Translated: “Do you […]

The Philippine Opposition is obsolete and needs to be replaced with one focused on nation building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

Does a Good Story Really Sacrifice the Truth?

A good story need not sacrifice the truth, but there are times it does. This is the case in movies. That’s a given, though. Even if done as a “historically accurate” piece, many movies sacrifice accuracy to fit ideal story elements. A completely accurate movie is almost non existent. Perhaps in movies, we could let […]

In defense of Pia Ranada: before she can expect fairness, she needs to be fair to HERSELF

It’s not as if Pia Ranada is irreplaceable as a reporter covering Malacanang. For that matter, neither is Rappler itself, Ranada’s employer. Rappler had only been in existence since 2012 and before this “social news network” bubbled up from the Philippines’ primordial soup of pedestrian punditry, the Philippine press had already been long recognised as […]

After being a big “anti-Fake News crusader”, Rappler is now exposed as a Fake News Site!

Evidently, “social news network” Rappler can dish it out but cannot take it. After a journalistic fiasco that laid bare the abject sloppy journalism of its “reporter” Carmela Fonbuena the girls of Rappler led by top Rapplerettes Pia Ranada and Natashya Gutierrez have banded together in a big “girl power” online powow to get behind […]