Rodrigo Duterte was a clear standout in the 3rd and last presidential debate #PiliPinasDebates2016

In tonight’s last presidential debtate endorsed by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) dubbed the hashtag #PiliPinasDebates2016, the candidates really did not have much to work with. They had no credible military capability to put teeth in the rhetoric they spewed about the China threat to the Philippines’ sovereignty in the South China Sea, no sharp-enough […]

Proof of how hopeless Mar Roxas’s campaign and messaging team REALLY is!

Mar-tards just don’t get it. In their efforts to mount a last-ditch effort to shore up Mar Roxas’s stats (showing photos of him surrounded by hakot crowds in various stadiums and all that), they are showing just how disogranised they are and just how incoherent their messaging strategy is. In fact, the more they publish, […]

Carlos Celdran Goes To Jail

I’ve got issues with performance artist Carlos Celdran, but I’ll be one of the first in the Get Real community to set those aside and support the call for our legislators to undertake a thorough review of the Revised Penal Code in order to keep it in step with the times. In his status update, Celdran […]

Why the Torre De Manila Issue Is For the Bird Brained

(Updated. 091314) A friend supposedly saw an English speaking Filipino cultural activist licking his chops and gloating over his supposed victory over the enemies of the cultural elite which he claims to represent. The so-called social media “thought leader” announced his victory saying that his/her protest against the Torre De Manila has reached the senate where it is […]

Senator Pia Cayetano: Some proper perspective is due the whole Torre de Manila brouhaha

While I find a bit justified the whole stink being raised around the way the Torre de Manila highrise condominiums being constructed in Manila by developer DMCI Homes is supposedly “ruining” the view of the Rizal Monument, I think we are missing the bigger picture. Metro Manila is an ugly city. And that ugliness did […]

Senator JV Ejercito exacts groundbreaking apology from Napoles List mongerers!

Until recently, the core dysfunction in the collective thinking faculties of Philippine society has largely gone unpenalised. Careers have been broken, people unjustly imprisoned, and suicides committed because of this. The current imbroglio that Philippine politics has now found itself neck-deep in following the grossly-misguided release of various lists of alleged pork barrel thieves by […]

Demand for disclosure of ‘Napoles’s List’: Is the #ScrapPork Network a serious activist movement?

The clamor to have a document containing a list of members of Congress who allegedly had dealings with accused pork barrel scam ringleader Janet Lim-Napoles is growing louder, fueled by indignation mongering drummed up by both traditional and social media. Leading the charge is a certain “Scrap Pork Network” (or just #ScrapPork), a coalition of […]

Mamser Carlos Celdran and The Ugliness of Self-Aggrandizement At The Expense of Disaster Victims

The racket over epal relief good distribution in Bohol has made me wonder if calling out the self-aggrandizement and credit claiming actually promotes instead of demotes the politician or organization committing it. When the Habagat last year flooded Provident Village in Marikina, I really didn’t bother to read the names printed on the rescue boats, […]