Were the Kidapawan farmers infiltrated by communists and incited to violence? #BigasHindiBala

Here is what the commie groups Gabriela and the Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) should have advised the farmers in Kidapawan when they decided to air their grievances through a rally last Friday, the 1st of April. “Let’s organise a protest and attract attention to our cause. The police will come. If they disperse us, stand […]

The Aquino name is now synonymous with the word ‘massacre’ #BigasHindiBala

Philippine President Benigno Simeon Aquino’s term will now go down in history as the massacre years. If Aquino supporters can blame all atrocities committed by members of the military and police on the late former President Ferdinand Marcos during the Martial Law years, then it is only fair that Filipinos blame the atrocities committed by […]

Catching up with Mao: on young Filipinos’ rejection of the false ‘spirit of EDSA’

The millennial generation of Filipinos have helped in what 5-10 years ago would have seemed as an impossible PR turnaround by Senator Bongbong Marcos, son of the late “dictator” Ferdinand E. Marcos. The only son of the late president is running for vice president, and several groups have protested what they say is an attempt […]

Marcos and the Red Scare: Martial Law in Retrospect

With the recent 30th Anniversary of the 1986 EDSA “Revolution”, the martial law era of President Ferdinand E. Marcos was once again put in bad light. This, as President BS Aquino again showed the alleged atrocities of the Marcos regime without being able to highlight whatever he was able to achieve. Again, there were morons […]

Rodrigo Duterte’s promise to Filipinos in his bid for the presidency

The return of former Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte to the Philippines’ 2016 presidential election race says a lot about how little of a foothold real “democracy” has made in Philippine society. Democracy is not just about “freedom” and “elections”. It is also about justice and discipline. Duterte’s main value proposition to Filipino voters addresses […]

Lessons from Greece: Can Third World nations really afford ‘democratic’ governments?

You can almost hear Robin Leach snootily addressing his audience in the popular 1980s TV show Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous when you read this: See that demoractic government? You can’t afford it. By hook and, literally, by crook a while back, Greece joined the European Union and replaced the drachma with the euro […]

Critical thinking can save the Philippines

University of the Philippines (UP) Professor Gerry Lanuza recently caused an uproar on social media when he was accused of attacking UP summa cum laude biology graduate Tiffany Uy on his Facebook post as being merely a “puppy of her parents” after she was lauded for achieving the highest weighted grade average obtained in the […]

Mao Zedong, Adolf Hitler, and Josef Stalin: The Philippines’ political drama in retrospect

One of the worst and most annoying characteristics of the Filipino people is the melodramatic personality. Filipinos are so driven by drama, sometimes (if not many times) to a fault. It has hampered the rationality of Philippine society, which is evident in elections. BS Aquino III was catapulted to the presidency after the death of […]