The resignation of Davao Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte proves he has “delicadeza”

Back in the time of former President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino III, no amount of calls to resign even following astounding displays of incompetence — often resulting in fatal outcomes — could move any government official to relinquish their posts for the sake of delicadeza. Despite mind-boggling pork barrel thievery with money trails leading back […]

Prison awaits Aquino: Justice in the horizon for SAF 44 victims of Mamasapano Massacre!

Even as former President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III transitions into civilian life, it seems he still proves incapable of taking with him lessons learned from past experience. Aquino faces charges filed against him by kin of the victims of the 2015 Mamasapano Massacre in which 44 elite police officers of the Philippine National Police […]

Daang Matuwid brought the Philippines straight down the highway to hell

Daang Matuwid. What the hell does it mean? Its literal translation in English is “straight path”. Without any context, it does not make a lot of sense. Straight path to where, exactly? However, its ambiguity helped launch the Presidency of a non-performing lawmaker Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III back in 2010. A lot of people […]

Mamasapano Hearing: President Noynoy Aquino broke chain of command with tragic results

If there is one thing the reopening of the investigation of the Mamasapano clash at the Senate highlighted, it is that Filipinos are being led by public servants and armed troops, which includes the members of the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines, who are better at bickering and pointing fingers at […]

Mar Roxas is wrong: Politics WAS behind the SAF44 massacre in Mamasapano

In his so-called “True State of the Nation Address” (TSONA) delivered at the Cavite State University yesterday, Vice President Jejomar Binay dedicated a significant part of the speech to the memories of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) troopers who were killed in a botched operation in Mamasapano, Mindanao. Department of Interior and […]

3 Big Reasons Why I Think Filipinos are Doomed

The Philippines is not exactly in the best of situations at the moment. In fact, it’s safe to say that the country is now in its most precarious state since the Second World War. Worse yet, it seems that everything that’s happened so far is all the result of the Pinoy’s own doing and mindset. […]

People like Alan Purisima exist because Filipinos allow them to

There is no justice in the Philippines. If it weren’t enough that the massacre of 44 police officers of the police’s elite Special Action Force was such an unnecessary tragedy, the reappointment of disgraced police chief Alan Purisima to his position as Philippine National Police (PNP) Director adds insult to national injury. Purisima figured significantly […]

Grace Poe’s Honesty Play Does Not Cut It For Her

So Senator Grace Poe appears to be bent on challenging Vice President Binay for the Presidency in 2016. Based on the latest surveys, she does appear to be the only candidate at this point who has a fighting chance against VP Binay’s candidacy. While Binay’s camp tries to convince the Filipino electorate that experience and […]