Leila de Lima should resign to show respect for Filipinos and the Senate

In other countries, the normal and the right thing a disgraced politician would do is resign. This is a noble gesture to demonstrate personal accountability for damage a politician may have caused the public office he or she occupies. It is a show of respect for one’s country and government. These virtues cannot be used […]

The moronism in the Yellow Camp’s petition to the Miss Universe organizers

Of course no less than Rappler would be among the first mainstream media outlets to break the “news” about the Yellow Camp’s petition to the Miss Universe organizers to cancel this year’s pageant to be held in Manila. In recent months, chauvinism, brutal shaming, rape jokes and a sweeping disregard for women as persons deserving […]

Hysterical Leila de Lima is not the right woman to represent women

The ongoing war of words between Senator Leila De Lima and her political enemies headed by President Rodrigo Duterte has some feminist groups in the Philippines up in arms, labelling criticism against De Lima as misogynist and a form of sexual harassment. They are using the gender card in defending De Lima. As a female, […]

Leila de Lima’s statements in her CNN interview were unfair to the Philippine police

There are Filipinos whose actions can be considered treacherous. In their obsession to stay in power, they will do anything, including destroy the reputation of the Philippines with the international community. Take the case of Senator Leila de Lima. In her recent interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, De Lima not only was critical about President […]

Leila de Lima’s driver may be the real victim of sexual harassment

The reason why President Rodrigo Duterte’s critics keep losing the debate is because they use the wrong arguments to begin with. Duterte’s most recent bombshell — the “exposure” of the “scandalous” lifestyle of Senator Leila de Lima — highlights the flawed way these critics respond in turn. Take the case of Senator Risa Hontiveros who, […]

The re-education of Rodrigo Duterte

They say it takes a village to raise a child. In Davao City Mayor and Presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte’s case, it might take an entire nation to help him watch his tongue. Since announcing his candidacy, 70-year old Duterte has been experiencing a public berating, probably for the first time in his life, for his […]

Leni Robredo is not presidential enough to be Vice President of the Philippines

While other great nations land men on the moon, project naval power half way around the planet, and build research centres that churn out wondrous technologies that benefit mankind, Filipinos look to elect to higher office widows of “martyrs” who count “humility” as their primary qualification for office. It is quite baffling that Filipinos are […]

Leni Robredo proved in Sunday’s #HarapanBise debate that she cannot MAN UP for the job

Watching Leni Robredo in last night’s vice presidential debate deliver her closing statements voice quivering and on the verge of tears, I thought: Ok, if Chinese troops started parachuting onto Manila while Leni Robredo was VP, what’s she gonna do? Cry and talk about her mommy issues? But that is exactly what she’s framed her […]