Much-needed crisis leadership: the United Nations action plan for Typhoon Yolanda victims

Within several days, a coherent picture of the situation in the areas devastated by Typhoon Yolanda (international code name: Haiyan) which hit the Philippines on the 8th November 2013 has been produced by an international team of crisis management experts. The Situation Report published on the 13th November 2013 by the UN Office for the […]

Tacloban officials suffer through BS Aquino immediately after TS Yolanda

As if Tacloban officials didn’t have enough on their hands with assessing damage, estimating the number of casualties, and generally keeping the deteriorating peace and order situation under control, all brought about by Tropical Storm Yolanda (Haiyan), along came another calamity that they had to deal with: the Bullshit Storm generated from president Benigno Simeon […]

Noynoy Aquino’s presidency has been nothing but one big lose-lose situation

I think it’s time to call things as they really are, again. Things have been going downhill lately for President Benigno Simeon (BS) Aquino’s term. His credibility both abroad and at home is virtually non-existent. Calls have been mounting for him either to be impeached or to resign. The popularity that is the primary foundation […]

Picking up where PNoy failed: Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada apologises for 2010 massacre of Hong Kong hostages

A long overdue apology for the botched handling of a hostage crisis that led to the deaths of nine Hong Kong tourists in Manila in 2010 was reportedly issued by Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada yesterday with the backing of the Manila City Council. The council resolution expresses “the sentiment of the city government of Manila […]

Why Noynoy Aquino has and does not have to be at every crisis site

In light of the earthquake that struck the province of Bohol, parts of Cebu, and other neighboring areas last October 15, 2013, President Benigno Simeon (BS) Aquino is reportedly going to visit the crisis sites today, October 16. The word going around is that a big motivator for him to visit the sites so soon […]

Faster than a speeding bullet – Noynoy Aquino to the rescue?

It’s been 8 hours or so since an earthquake struck Bohol, Cebu, and some other parts of the Visayas region in the Philippines. Netizens were quick to post pictures of the aftermath in social media, and news reports keep coming in regarding the extent of the damage wrought, and the number of lives lost in […]