Trillanes and other Duterte critics doomed to fail due to use of false information

Members of the Philippine Opposition are getting desperate. They are down to using their last bullet, which is to paint President Rodrigo Duterte as corrupt. Their allies in mainstream media are trying their best to help drive that message. You can see it in their headlines. “Ombudsman probes Duterte family’s wealth” says one of the […]

The hypocrisy in Filipinos’ outrage over the Jejomar Binay Billions

In most normal societies, the mere smell of a rat in one’s person would be enough for that person to be regarded as a political pariah. Not in the Philipines. For months, smoke has been detected in the camp of Philippine Vice President Jejomar ‘Jojo’ Binay thanks to an onslaught of politically-motivated “probes” into his […]

Was the Philippine Senate also a victim of Malacañang railroading?

Is it me or is there some kind of a muted national coming-to-terms in the aftermath of a six-month long impeachment trial that was “won” by the Malacañang of President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino III? Think of how one might suffer a temporary psychosis while engrossed in an intense video game, consumed by an adrenaline-fuelled […]

Moving on after the trial: repeal of the Foreign Currency Deposit Act followed by a full-scale audit and investigation

The challenge of “moving on” needs to be substantiated. I keep hearing that challenge in the context of the recently-concluded trial and conviction of Philippine Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona. That circus took up no less than six months of the already meagre attention span of Philippine society and, as most circuses do, it […]

Chief Justice Renato Corona is protected by the Cory Aquino Constitution

A critic of Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona lamented over Twitter, “But Corona is using the law for his own protection.” Eureka! Corona’s critic had the answer to the dilemma dividing the sentiments of the entire nation. Indeed, if the law cannot protect the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, then the law cannot […]

Run for the banks! Senator Judges behold the return of the ‘S’ word: SEQUESTER

Unintended consequences — the evil spawn of those famous last words: It seemed like a good idea at the time. It’s the cancerous mass-thinking process that latches humanity onto the glitzy, glossy, mind candy of easy shortcuts and quick fixes fuelled by sef-important notions of what one considers to be “noble” goals. “Cheaper faster better” […]

The fate of Philippine democracy is in the hands of the Senator Judges of the impeachment court

This is it. This is what some of us have been waiting for. No, it’s not really the much-anticipated appearance of Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona in court. Okay, yes. We are going to be glued to the tube when he finally testifies, indeed. But at the back of our heads, the long wait […]

Corona’s day in court: dignity versus bastusan

The whole country is awaiting the highly anticipated appearance of Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona in his own impeachment trial. There is not a day that goes by that the prosecution does not fail to ask the defense team when they will call Corona to the witness stand. And so do some of the […]