The CHR under Chito Gascon is more useful to the Liberal Party than to victims of human rights abuse

The Philippine Commission on Human Rights (CHR) is suffering from a bad reputation no thanks to the agency’s Chairman Chito Gascon. Gascon is a known staunch ally of the Liberal Party and he can’t even hide his partisanship or pretend to be impartial while doing his job. Yellow is still his favourite colour. As a […]

Filipinos have come to prefer VIOLENT solutions to their national problems

Who owns the concept of “human rights”? Is it the United Nations? Is it the Commission on Human Rights (CHR)? Is it Chito Gascon? Is it the Yellowtards? If we are to believe certain “thought leaders”, it seems everyone but ordinary Filipinos are “human rights” advocates. They are overdue for a reality check. Just within […]

1000 pesos is a princely sum for a non-value-adding agency like @CHRPhilippines

It is really up to Chito Gascon, head of the Philippines’ Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to convince the Filipino people why his organisation deserves to be allotted more than 1,000 pesos this year. Congress, after all, are made up of popularly-elected representatives of the Filipino people. As such, their decision to grant this sum […]

Three fundamental weaknesses of the Duterte administration

Around the time of its first 50 days, the presidency of Rodrigo Duterte’s predecessor, Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino, was beleaguered by the Mendoza hostage situation and its fallout. The incident resulted in the deaths of eight (8) Hong Kong tourists; BS Aquino never apologized for it. The concepts of the “first 100 days”, and more […]

Senator Bongbong Marcos was the crowd favorite at the Vice Presidential Debates #PiliPinasDebates2016

The one and only Vice Presidential Debates hosted by CNN Philippines became mostly about Senator Bongbong Marcos. If not for Marcos Jr, the debates would have been boring. It seems most people just want to hear from him and what he has to say. Well, except of course for the hecklers who kept interrupting him […]

Torture and killings also happened after Martial Law particularly during the Aquino years

Every year during the anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law, a few articles come out from mainstream media reminding Filipinos about the “horrors” that came following its implementation by former President Ferdinand Marcos. I noticed that most of the articles describe the abuse perpetuated by the Philippine military or police back in the 1970s. […]