Capping the year with a pat on the back: SWS survey issues ‘solid’ rating to President Noynoy Aquino

The report couldn’t have put it quite more succinctly. Philippine President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino III capped the year with “a pat on the back”… “The results of the Fourth Quarter 2013 Social Weather Survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) make it evident: The Filipino people continue to stand shoulder to shoulder […]

Filipinos who say ‘stop criticizing the government’ are not helping the country progress

One of the stupidest things some Filipinos kept suggesting during the height of the disaster in Central Philippines brought about by super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) is for people to stop criticizing the Philippine government. For some bizarre reason, some equate the criticism coming from those who were concerned for the welfare of the victims as […]

Is President Noynoy Aquino breaking his promise to ‘abolish’ pork?

Seems like a campaign is being mounted by Malacanang to backpedal on prior calls to “abolish” most forms of discretionary funds within the budget — such as Congressional pork barrel and “special funds” at the President’s disposal which many have described as Philippine President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino III’s personal pork barrel. It has, indeed, […]

Malacañang mouthpiece Edwin Lacierda flip-flops on Congressional pork

First it was a dare to give up pork… [Quoted from Manila Standard Today.] Furthermore… Lacierda said it was also up to Congress to decide on the fate of the P27 billion in Priority Development Assistance Funds or PDAF in the proposed 2014 national budget. Then it was claiming that “elected representatives” know their constituencies […]

PNoy misled public on pork barrel funds: It’s still in the budget and legislators still want it

Tax evasion should not be a criminal offense anymore in the Philippines. After all, some of the country’s public servants, those who blatantly steal taxpayers’ money, do not get prosecuted or go to jail. It is even quite baffling how members of Congress made a big deal out of former Chief Justice Renato Corona’s undeclared […]

Filipinos in Sabah left hanging as PNoy dithers under the weight of conflicts of interest

Thus endeth Malaysia’s foray into Philippine internal affairs concerning Mindanao. “The Malaysian government has Filipino blood in their hands now. We can no longer rely on them to be an independent and objective third party as we pursue peace in Mindanao,” Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez reportedly said. This was after Malacañang affirmed Malaysia’s continued role […]

Malacañang spokesman Edwin Lacierda caught trolling on Twitter!

As social media “thought leader” Maria Ressa once extolled all who apply the wondrous technological phenomenon known as “social media”, just be yourself. Caught on record is Malacañang top spokesperson Edwin Lacierda (a.k.a. @dawende on Twitter) being himself in a Twitter exchange with a certain @ComplainerChua on the 3rd of March… * * * TheComplainer […]

Gloria Arroyo inadvertently exposes Noynoy Aquino’s true character

In dealing with your enemy, the best weapon is patience. Vindication could take a while but time will eventually reveal the true nature of your opponent. When you feel that your enemy is unfairly prosecuting you, do not worry. You won’t even have to say much because insecure people in general have this tendency to […]