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 […]

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 […]

A simple social grace extended by Duterte to Kian’s parents made all the difference

The irony that escapes Yellowtards is that they now see themselves as “victims” of a system they supposedly “fought” for. If only somebody had warned them back in their golden years that spanned the 1980s through the 1990s and the 2000s: Be careful what you wish for. Indeed, everything they are now tearing their hair […]

Wait… Why blame Duterte? He’s not yet the President!

Are you crazy or just plain stupid? According to educator and philosopher, Paul J. Glenn (1933), some of the notable errors in thinking are “the careless acceptance of common and uncriticized opinions; prejudice; and inordinate predominance of personal preference”.1 This happens when a false is judged to be true and the true is judged to […]

Why the Current Philippine Republic Needs to Die

When President Corazon Aquino established the Fifth Philippine Republic in 1987, she set forth a new constitution that in theory would eliminate the “excesses” of previous administrations. Foremost among these was the “Martial Law” clause that, in the event that a seated President would declare it, would allow it to pass through Congress first; Post-Marcos, this was […]

Fluency in Regional Languages Can Improve the So-Called “Filipino Language”

One thing I learned in language education is that, given time, geography and human development, a language would eventually change to suit the needs of communication. That is why I have ultimately very little problems with Tagalog speakers embellishing English into the former, creating a (current) form of portmanteau popularly known as “Taglish.” The premise […]

Next step after Bangsamoro peace deal: Philippines to pay up – drop Sabah claim

So what happens to the Philippines’ claim on the Malaysian state of Sabah following the signing of the Bangsamoro “peace deal” between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)? It seems this is now conveniently in the backburner as Filipinos, on cue, dance to the tune of Malacanang’s “celebration of peace”. But […]

Anti pork barrel protests need not be complicated. Just take the celebrities out of the loop.

These are confusing times for would-be protesters. Everyone, it seems, is in agreement over the need to scrap the pork barrel gravy train that, for many politicians, has become the whole point of vying for a seat in Congress. Trouble is there are too many “experts” on what, where, when, and how protest rallies should […]