Crime does not pay in the Philippines – or so Filipinos would like to think

With Senator Jinggoy Estrada now on his way to the slammer, it’s two down, one to go. That’s right, Filipinos are keeping score. With glee. They see the imprisonment of Estrada along with Senator Bong Revilla and soon, presumably, Senator Juan Ponce Enrile as vindication that, indeed, crime does not pay. The three Senators are […]

Malacanang gives former starlet Lani Mercado the time of day

It’s as if it weren’t an infantile enough act that Lani Mercado, Cavite Representative and wife of imprisoned Senator Bong Revilla would announce her plans to spitefully skip attending the 28th July State of the Nation Address (SONA) of Philippine President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III on account of her fears that she and Revilla […]

Did Bong Revilla Take The Lord’s Name In Vain?

I didn’t want to comment about Senator Bong Revilla’s t-shirt scripture, but tonight, for some reason, I feel compelled to do so. I’ve been avoiding writing about Christian stuff not out of fear, but because I know that I don’t know enough about Christianity despite being a Catholic all my life and I tend to […]

Does Philippine Senator Bong Revilla deserve to be treated harshly while in prison?

The Philippines is abuzz over the latest misfortune porn craze, the surrender to the police and imprisonment of movie-star-turned-Philippine-Senator Ramon ‘Bong’ Revilla Jr. Over the last several days Netizens are posting and sharing updates on the minutiae of Revilla’s fall from grace since he and Senators Jinggoy Estrada and Juan Ponce Enrile were implicated in […]

Senator Bong Revilla might just become Philippine President in 2016

A lot of people are ‘shocked’ that embattled Philippine Senator Ramon ‘Bong’ Revilla Jr is still planning to run for President in 2016. After all, he is one of three Senators being charged by the Department of Justice in relation to the pork barrel scam. But, really, the premise behind his bid for the Philipppines’ […]

Senator Bong Revilla’s privilege speech to end all privilege speeches!

Senator Bong Revilla’s delivered his privilege speech on the 9th June 2014 as charges related to his alleged involvement in the pork barrel “scam” were being laid against him by the Department of Justice. It opened with an appeal to Philippine President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III to lend him an audience whilst he expressed […]

The Anatomy of Guilt: Masters of the Philippines’ Big Lie

“The truth lies in the early actuations of the guilty.” — The Author The Case of Angelo Reyes Remember the initial response of former Defense chief Angelo Reyes when he was questioned by the Senate about the “pabaon” that Lt. Col. George Rabusa, a former military budget officer, accused him of receiving when he retired […]

Emerging presidential candidates for 2016: a reflection of Philippine intellectual bankruptcy

See, this is why I continue to assert that the Philippines is an intellectually-bankrupt society. Well into the second decade of the 21st Century, Filipinos continue to fail to step up to the challenge of injecting a bit of innovation in their politics. For all the hoo-ha about “empowering” effect of “social media”, activism has […]