A choice between a Pig and a Crook

So the third and final debate between two candidates vying for the presidency of the United States of America has come to a close. Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, based on recent polls, is on her way to defeat Republican candidate Donald Trump. America has a little more than two weeks before its people would determine […]

Sick and tired of hypocrites attacking Duterte

Not even two months into the Rodrigo Duterte administration, we have already had several events which were truly newsworthy, and the war on drugs led by no less than the President and his Chief PNP General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa. The said war on drugs has led to over half a million voluntary surrenders from […]

The status of the West Philippine Sea dispute now depends on the result of the elections in the United States

Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte has a lot to clean up after President BS Aquino leaves office this June 30. Besides traffic, political corruption, the Mindanao problem, power problems and typhoon rehabilitations, the incoming administration has a lot of problems to fix. And that includes Aquino’s failed foreign policy towards China. What Aquino did was take […]

Five Routes to the Presidency in the Philippines

With Mayor Rody Duterte’s trail-blazing ascent to the presidency, we may have to rewrite the books on the ins and outs of politics in the country. He was from a marginalized region of the country way down South with a thick Visayan accent, had no pocket money of his own to launch a national campaign, came into […]

US Supreme Court Justice Scalia dies: Filipinos should be familiar with the controversy of SC appointments

The news that recently came out of the United States was that one of its Supreme Court Justices, Antonin Scalia, died on February 13 of natural causes in a West Texas ranch. Appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in 1986 by then president Ronald Reagan, Scalia has had a reputation as […]

The bullshit idea that ‘the next Steve Jobs’ will be emerging from a bunch of Syrian refugees

Will ‘the next Steve Jobs’ carry the DNA of a Syrian refugee? Maybe he will. Then again, maybe he won’t. Tossing a coin won’t really settle that question — because the outcome of a toin coss is a 50-50 proposition. The reality is that “the next Steve Jobs” descending from the DNA of a bunch […]

US President Barack Obama’s eighth and final State of the Union Address

United States President Barack Obama delivered his eighth, and final, State of the Union (SOTU) Address at the United States House of Representatives last January 12, 2016. Whether or not one agrees with Obama’s politics and policies, and whatever one may think of him, I think it’s hard to deny that not only does he […]

US President Barack Obama’s insight into the powerlessness of the presidency

Yes, you read that right. In an interview with GQ Magazine, the man in the position often referred to as “the leader of the most powerful country in the world” bared a realization – that the job of president of the United States isn’t as powerful as one might expect it to be. But what […]