Critics of Duterte’s war on drugs are all talk but offer no alternative solutions to solving the drug problem

Do the members of the Philippine Liberal Party and their supporters who are against President Rodrigo Duterte’s “drug war” have a better alternative to solving the drug problem in the country? It doesn’t look like they do. They make a lot of noise and rabidly criticise the government’s efforts to stamp out the illegal drug […]

Bringing back the “Holy Alliance of Throne and Altar” is deadly

The background The Congress of Vienna was convened in 1815 by the European nations that defeated Napoleon Bonaparte to establish a new balance of power in Europe and prevent a resurgence of Napoleonic imperialism. The secondary reason was to prevent political revolutions such as the French revolution and the preservation of the status quo.1 Shortly […]

Clickbait: Duterte Admin…a good time to kill

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it […]

Three fundamental weaknesses of the Duterte administration

Around the time of its first 50 days, the presidency of Rodrigo Duterte’s predecessor, Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino, was beleaguered by the Mendoza hostage situation and its fallout. The incident resulted in the deaths of eight (8) Hong Kong tourists; BS Aquino never apologized for it. The concepts of the “first 100 days”, and more […]

Wrestling with Pigs

The phrase panem et circenses (bread and circuses) is often used to describe the way governments provide superficial appeasement to the governed. No doubt this describes the Philippine government and politics, with all their telenovela-worthy drama that the media is only too willing to shove a camera and microphone towards. One can also notice, however, […]

Raising the flag of righteous indignation

It really irks me no end to see and hear people judge others and label them as evil or bad, at the very least not good. So-called righteous people who parade themselves as holier than thou are, in reality, hypocrites.  Like the minions of the yellow army who until now keep on harping that President […]