The Sixth State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Noynoy Aquino – July 27, 2015

President Benigno Simeon (BS) Aquino will be delivering his last state of the nation address (SONA) soon. Filipinos can breathe a sigh of relief now that his reign is almost over. The day he finally steps down from office cannot come soon enough for those who did not vote for him and those who did […]

Everyone is fighting the Binay versus Aquino war except Binay and Aquino

Shhh… we shouldn’t criticise Vice President Jejomar Binay because he’s got the goods on us. Perhaps this is what’s in the minds of the Philippines’ leaders, even as Netizens and ordinary folk alike, many of whom are rabid fans of President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III, mount a “full-court press” to slam Binay on social […]

Ferdinand Alexander ‘Sandro’ Marcos – A star is born!

Articulate and charming. Those two words alone describe how Ferdinand Alexander ‘Sandro’ Marcos came across to his audience at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines yesterday while delivering a speech on the Bangsamoro Basic Law on behalf of his father Senator Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. Senator Marcos was downed by food poisoning during a Father’s […]

Pinoy Victim Mentality: One of the Philippines’ Greatest Obstacles

Before I begin, let me tell you something my counselor and later boss told me. “There’s a big difference between a loser and a wuss, Grimwald. A loser might lose a lot but that implies that he keeps trying anyway. Sure, he loses a  lot but sooner or later he’s going to win. A wuss […]

Bongbong Marcos wears personal shame for delayed justice for 44 massacred SAF officers

It is not often that we see politicians making statements in solidarity with the Philippine government overall (as opposed to solidarity limited along partisan lines at best). A tweet fielded by Senator Bongbong Marcos today demonstrates this sort of winning attitude… Pag tinatanong ako ng pamilya ng #SAF44 “Ano na ang nangyari sa hustisya na […]

Bongbong Marcos is the only Filipino REALLY qualified to talk about the future of Mindanao!

First of all, why do people who favour the passing of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) in its current unconstitutional form see themselves as “peace advocates”? Does that imply that war is a certainty if the current draft BBL is not passed? What does that say about the Moro Islamic Liberation Front — that terrorist […]

BS Aquino generous to Moro rebel group but dismissive to victims of their atrocities

It was hard to get past the first paragraph of Philippine President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino’s speech delivered during the recently-held ceremonial turnover of weapons and so-called “decommissioning” of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front fighters without feeling disgust. He started out by narrating how even when he was younger, he was already aware of the […]

The parallel nation-fixing challenges of Jeb Bush and Bongbong Marcos

I don’t like the idea of finding “parallels” between United States politics and that of the Philippines’. They are miles apart. But it is hard to ignore the one thing about a recent development that Filipinos can relate with — the presidential candidacy of Jeb Bush and how he faces the formidable challenge of pitching […]