Risa Hontiveros could be guilty of illegal detention and witholding evidence from the police!

According to this Inquirer report, Senator Risa Hontiveros, “with the help of an institution”, took custody of the family of Kian Delos Santos who was allegedly killed by police officers in a botched anti-drug operation. According to the same report, “witnesses” to this killing were also taken by Hontiveros’s office. It seems Hontiveros, in so […]

Only fools expect the TRUTH to emerge from a Philippine ‘Congressional Inquiry’

Indeed, as the Inquirer editor laments today; Whom to believe?. As I mentioned in a previous article, for me, the biggest shocker in the developing story around the arrest of Ronnie Dayan and Kerwin Espinosa is that they will be going straight into yet another “Congressional probe”. The Inquirer editor, therefore, shouldn’t act so baffled […]

Filipinos abandon The Yellow Narrative and embrace The Duterte Way

Filipinos’ gripes are really quite simple and straightforward. There is no justice. There are no consequences for law breakers. Due process is too slow. Nothing changes. There is no political will to change. The genius in the government of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is hinged upon a simple habit. His government listens to and empathises […]

Why Duterte’s Shoot-to-kill Order Makes Sense in a Land Overrun by Zombies

A war is being waged in the Philippines now: a war on drugs. Blood is spilling in the streets, and many bleeding-heart “freedom-loving” citizens and observers are shocked. But have you ever heard of a war where no one is allowed to kill or expected to die? Doesn’t it seem strange if you see the opponent […]

Why Filipinos embrace Duterte’s War on Drugs

You don’t simply “oppose” extrajudicial killings (EJKs). You find the root cause as to why Filipinos tolerate it. The trouble with hipster “human rights activists” is that they believe being all emo about EJKs will move ordinary Filipinos and suddenly turn them into druggie-sympathising new age crusaders. That’s not gonna happen anytime soon. The sentiment […]

Why I Still Value ‘Due Process’…

Now, before you go thinking that I’m an anti-Duterte and pro-drug lord activist, let me clarify to you that no, I am not against the progress brought forth by the new administration. Indeed, I believe it is high time that something be done about our many social issues, especially that of the illegal drug trade […]

Here is why President Rodrigo Duterte can legally kill criminals in the Philippines

The cornerstone of presidential candidate and former Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign is a promise to curb galloping national crime rates that have left Filipinos gripped by fear. According to Duterte, his presidential term will be “bloody”, presumably said blood spilt when he makes good on his promise to kill criminals. How exactly is […]

Filipinos deserve a Duterte presidency because Philippine society is inherently unjust

Former Akbayan House Representative Walden Bello was, of course, right when he said that “The burden of proof, in short, is on us to prove Duterte wrong.” He was referring to those who take issue with former Davao City mayor and now presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte’s defiant stand if he is elected president to continue […]