The coming Christmas season: Will Filipinos step up to the opportunity Yolanda presents?

I find it interesting, to say the least, that Filipinos are looking to the “developed” countries of the world to take responsibility for the purported climate changes that, according to Philippine President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino III, are “playing havoc” on hapless developing countries like the Philippines. Over in Warsaw, Poland during a United Nations […]

Victims of Typhoon Yolanda should not have to endure President Noynoy Aquino’s blame game and tantrums

The first few hours and days after a devastating natural calamity like a typhoon strikes an area are crucial. In the first few hours and days, the chances of saving people who have been injured or trapped by debris is higher. In the first few hours and days after the devastation, the focus should be […]

Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) aftermath: How are Filipinos coping?

What might be the true full extent of the devastation wreaked by super-typhoon Haiyan (code-named “Yolanda”) has been revealed in recent reports from “a Red Cross” official who quoted horrific numbers that dwarf initial death toll estimates… “We estimate 1,000 people were killed in Tacloban and 200 in Samar province,” Gwendolyn Pang, secretary general of […]

No to Catholic Church Bailout!

The aftermath of last week’s 7.2 magnitude earthquake resulted in unimaginable death and destruction in the Visayas region of the Philippines. Many lives were lost and properties were left in ruins. Amongst the many ruins are centuries-old Catholic churches that have been designated as “national cultural treasures”, “national historic landmarks”, or “heritage sites”. In Bohol […]

Magnitude 7.2 Cebu earthquake: Is Metro Manila prepared for the next one?

Just when you think the Philippines can’t get any further “tests” from the “Almighty” on account of the appalling pork barrel thievery, chronic flooding, and yesterday’s hijacking of its capital city by a religious group, yet another Act of God hits. This time it is in the form of an earthquake devastating the Queen City […]

Articles of Impeachment against Philippine President Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III

As I was going through the articles of impeachment against Philippine Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona, I began to realise how so much of the complaint against the Chief Justice is based on circumstantial assertions. I thought, hey, if this drivel of an impeachment complaint passed Congress, I’ll bet I can draft one against […]

Malacañang finally admits excessive preoccupation with prosecuting Arroyo

In the aftermath of the devastation wrought by Typhoon Sendong upon northern Mindanao which may ultimately claim up to 2,000 lives, the administration of President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III has released an official statement admitting that it may have been distracted from warnings coming from climate and environment experts… Palace spokesman Edwin Lacierda admitted that […]

PNoy reportedly laughing at jokes amidst the tragedy unfolding in CDO and Iligan

Social networking sites keep undoing the impeccable image President Noynoy Aquino (PNoy) is trying to project. Gone are the days when Malacañang Palace officials can keep their shenanigans hush-hush while regular folks battle for survival outside in the real world. Facebook and Twitter are social networking sites that act as double edge swords for high […]