Voting For President Is Pointless If You Forget the Legislative Branch

Have you decided on who you’ll vote for congressman of your district yet? Have you tried looking beyond the hype of the executive, and instead analyzed the people who could be senators soon?  Or have you been too caught up in the nationwide fanaticism that surrounds the 2016 presidential elections, you’ve probably forgotten that there are […]

Money laundering joins list of crimes that flourished under Noynoy Aquino government

It looks like Philippine President Benigno Simeon Aquino is going out with a bang. Less than two months before the next Presidential Elections, an audacious cyber heist incident has sent shock waves around the world. If not for its sheer brazenness, that it involved a tiny Third World Catholic country like the Philippines makes this […]

Entrenched thievery: The Philippines remains home to institutionalised money laundering

In an era that has seen the demise in just a couple of decades of the legendary secrecy that shrouded Swiss banking and the shadowy transactions of its princely clients, the Philippines stubbornly persists as a blight to global banking transparency thanks to its infamously outdated bank secrecy laws. Certainly it comes as no surprise […]

‘Pinoy Pride’ loses a key pillar as Manny Pacquiao crashes and burns

For years I’ve seen friends celebrate Manny Pacquiao on social media as a ‘hero’ of ‘Pinoy Pride’. They cheer his every victory and lament his every loss on the ring in ‘solidarity’ with the nation he has been thrust into symbolising. That was Pacquiao, the boxing champ. What about Pacquiao the congressman? That question evidently […]

No More Idol Worship Please!

I am so tired but there are things that need to be said and they need to be said now… Well, it really looks like Manny Pacquiao is serious about running for senator and, more likely than not, he’ll probably win considering all the people who say: “He donated lots of money to poor people […]

Will handing out free condoms to Filipinos really solve the Philippines’ population problem?

Why do Filipinos need to be handed out free condoms? Why can’t Pinoy men just buy them like any other red-blooded guy who works for a living? At about five to ten pesos per piece (or 15 up to 45 pesos a pack), condoms cost far less per bang (pun intended) than a baby. Simple […]

Mar Roxas is part of the Philippines’ problem and will not be an effective president

Filipinos will be given another opportunity to change the course of their future in the 2016 Philippine Presidential Elections. The chance to remove power from the members of the oligarchy who have reigned with incompetence and mediocrity in the last 30 years is coming soon. One can only hope the voters will not waste this […]

The Sixth State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Noynoy Aquino – July 27, 2015

President Benigno Simeon (BS) Aquino will be delivering his last state of the nation address (SONA) soon. Filipinos can breathe a sigh of relief now that his reign is almost over. The day he finally steps down from office cannot come soon enough for those who did not vote for him and those who did […]