Why Duterte should step down to give way to Leni

This post will be a bit shorter than usual. It’s quite noticeable that many people (esp. in Facebook) just read the title and hastily jump to react and issue comments without even bothering to read the actual article itself. Yes, that’s the sad reality (lack of time or sheer laziness) – and it’s quite easy […]

Those Who want to “save the world” are its Greatest Enemies

Quite the irony, isn’t it? But I mean it: it’s the people who believe they should save the world who are its greatest enemies. I believe that no one carries out wrongdoing like a TV or fictional stock villain, one who rubs his hands together and celebrates aloud the evilness of his deeds. Real people […]

Are Yellows Even Capable of Arguing Intelligently?

Let’s do a little bit of math. Take the total number of official state sanctioned extrajudicial killings under President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs. Finished googling CHR, Human Rights Watch and Rappler figures yet? Great! Now take the number of Botox shots Kris Aquino takes “to get rid of her migranes”. Put the two figures […]

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Opposition should never be done for its own sake

The “opposition” keeps on going against the current administration under Duterte. But often, instead of putting out sensible points, they just say, “Duterte, dictator” or “Duterte, puppy of the Americans.” Despite the prevalence of tales of Duterte’s hand in death squads in Davao, these tales remain allegations – tsismis or gossip – so “Duterte, murderer” […]

Does a Good Story Really Sacrifice the Truth?

A good story need not sacrifice the truth, but there are times it does. This is the case in movies. That’s a given, though. Even if done as a “historically accurate” piece, many movies sacrifice accuracy to fit ideal story elements. A completely accurate movie is almost non existent. Perhaps in movies, we could let […]

TRAIN TRAIN TRAIN – Why the Yellows are Speechless (Nganga) about Duterte’s Nation-Building Strategy

It’s a masterpiece of a masterplan in nation building that one could never in one’s wildest dreams ever imagine coming out of a Yellow Cult leader’s pointed head. Yet it only took the basic common sense of a lowly unrefined mayor from the country’s marginalized South to get the country back on its rail tracks […]

Journalists – or anyone after all – are not A Special Breed

All the recent hullabaloo about Rappler and similar journalists likely come from the opinion that journalists are a special breed. Because the self-declared mission of journalists is to uncover the truth, journalism is supposed to be a “special profession,” and journalists are “special,” and so they deserve “special” treatment and protection. Really, all sorts of […]

Anti-Governmentism is a Dumb Fad

I’ve observed that nearly every country in the world has people who hate their government. Whether US, China, Japan, Russia, or even Israel, there sure are critics. Of course, hating on governments has been around since government has been around. But anti-governmentism has become bloated into one of today’s pretentious fads. Right now we have […]