The Philippine Government may as well collapse. Today.

No official event, no party, and certainly not the very Office of the President itself is exempt from being used as a soapbox for Philippine President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III to go on a rampage against his personal enemies. His most recent tirade was chucked during an address to the public on the occasion […]

Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA): Why America is NOT the enemy!

So America’s awesome military is now well on its way to staging a triumphant return to the shores of its bosses’ hapless former colony. The Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) “highlights” the recent meeting between Philippine President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino III and US President Barack Obama. However, reports abound that many Filipinos supposedly aren’t […]

The Philippines’ non-stop requests for foreign aid, support, and investments is becoming tiring and embarrassing

The thing with the precarious position the Philippines finds itself in its dealings with China and the handling of the two big diplomatic crises surrounding it — the dispute over various territories within the West Philippine Sea and the row over the Philippine government’s unsatisfactory resolution of the 2010 hostage crisis in which nine Hong […]

Capping the year with a pat on the back: SWS survey issues ‘solid’ rating to President Noynoy Aquino

The Inquirer.net report couldn’t have put it quite more succinctly. Philippine President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino III capped the year with “a pat on the back”… “The results of the Fourth Quarter 2013 Social Weather Survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) make it evident: The Filipino people continue to stand shoulder to shoulder […]

Is Janet Lim Napoles worth killing?

Murderous senators? That, according to Senator Miriam Santiago, is what alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles should really be worried about. Napoles told: Talk or die, screams the Inquirer.net headline. You wonder if this is a scene in the police interrogation room from an old 1970’s police drama, before the suspect “lawyer’s up”, […]

Is the Maguindanao Massacre being commemorated in memory only of the 32 dead journalists?

Check out this screen grab from the Inquirer.net website captured at 1000H Australian EDST, 24 Nov 2012: Caption on photo reads as follows: Protesters gather in Mendiola to commemorate the third anniversary of the Maguindanao massacre. Behind them are the 32 coffins representing the journalists who were among the 58 killed in Sharif Aguak on […]

Gloria Arroyo’s prosecution is beginning to look like Renato Corona’s trial-by-media circus

President Benigno Simeon Aquino acted like a spoiled brat once again after Pasay City Judge Jesus Mupas allowed former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (GMA) to be released on bail on grounds that the prosecution had provided weak evidence to support their case against her on the charge of “electoral sabotage”? A day after GMA was granted […]

Time to Unleash the Small Ladies and Gate Fairies?

Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was able to secure temporary liberty when Regional Trial Court (RTC) Judge Jesus Mupas allowed her to post bail. The RTC said that the prosecution failed to establish the “required quantum of proof” that Arroyo was involved in a conspiracy to rig the 2007 elections. This earned the ire of President […]