The Control-Freak “Disente” have skewed the Concept of Freedom

The recent brouhaha over Faceook hiring and implementing “fact-checkers” and also blocking mechanisms against suspected “fake news” has many people in an uproar. Such people believe that the basis of this “fact-checking” is not real fact-checking, but partisan views and whether certain ideas agree with or offend them. It would be subjective, not objective. Because […]

What discipline?

Discipline has been on a downhill trend since the evil dictator left, we all know that for a fact. Much to the approval of older people like me, Rody is elected as someone who might be able to bring back self discipline and consequently, respect to our country. All well and good. Well….nope. You see […]

How EXACTLY is the Duterte government a ‘repressive’ and ‘fascist’ one?

Apparently there is yet another mass action scheduled to be held by various “progressive” groups this weekend December 10, 3pm at at the Bonifacio Shrine in Lawton, Manila to mark “Human Rights Day”. In a Facebook post by the so-called Computer Professionals’ Union, this occassion is made relevant by what they insist is a context […]

Duterte’s ‘revolutionary government’: Just another POLITICAL solution that will fail

‘Revolutionary’ governments have been a Filipino obsession since 1898 when the first such government was supposedly established by Emilio Aguinaldo to mark the Philippines’ so-called “independence” from Spain. Several “revolutions” later, including the recent 1986 EDSA “revolution”, Filipinos continue to pin their hopes on the anticipated revolutionary outcomes of these revolutions. What makes revolutions so […]

How Noynoy’s incompetence made Duterte happen

The regime of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte happened not because of a template for “dictatorship” cut by vintage 1970s “tyrant” Ferdinand Marcos. Duterte “happened” because he represented a voters’ swing to an alternative to the status quo overseen by the progeny governments of the 1986 “people power revolution”. That revolution promised Filipinos change. Instead it […]

Freedom from Democracy: Is it Time for Duterte to Abolish Congress?

Democracy stands for freedom. So essentially, “freedom from democracy” entails liberation from the clutches of freedom. Now why has freedom become fetters that keep the Philippines a struggling third-rate dirt-poor country amidst economic tigers in the region? Well democracy is actually a double-edged sword. While it gives us the benefit of that cool ecstatic feeling […]

Time for Filipinos to junk the old Martial Law narrative!

It’s time indeed. Filipino “activists” have worn the old Martial Law scarecrow to tatters. The idea that vigilance involves raising a screeching fit whenever even just a hint of the dreaded two words M-A-R-T-I-A-L L-A-W are detected in a verbal or written message is now a mere quaint relic of a peiod when “freedom fighters” […]

VP Leni Robredo on Senate reorg — yet another failed grasp at relevance

This is the latest “statement” from “vice president” Leni Robredo related to the recent reorganisation of the Senate that resulted in certain Liberal Party (LP) senators being relieved of their committee chairmanships… When we were given the mandate by the people, we were determined to work with this administration to put national interest before politics. […]