PNP Chief Ronald ‘Bato’ dela Rosa should just stop performing for the cameras

Honeymoon’s definitely over for Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Ronald ‘Bato’ dela Rosa. Half a year of heady PR, show-and-tell, and media circus came crashing down as the reality of the persistent rot at the core of the Philippine police came to the fore in recent months. Revelations of corruption and institutionalised racketeering and extortion […]

Media storm raised on prospect of American military return to the Philippines!

Don’t look now, but some people are getting a bit defensive soon after the published reports of “high level visits” by American officials to meet with Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) and Olongapo City officials. Specifically US Senators Daniel Inouye and Thad Cochran who respectively chair and officiate the US Senate appropriations committee reportedly […]