Does President Rodrigo Duterte command an ‘Internet army’?

According to some pundits, President Rodrigo Duterte is waging not just a “war on drugs” in the streets of major Philippine cities. He is, they insist, also waging a war on social media, commanding an “Internet army” that disseminates content supposedly meant to discredit his enemies. Are these assertions based on fact? For one thing, […]

Filipinos need to face a Duterte presidency LIKE MEN rather than be all girly about it

A tweet issued yesterday by Inquirer columnist Dax Lucas resonated loudly across the Philippines’ Netizens: The country’s so-called enlightened class in near panic over the prospects of a Duterte presidency. What a fascinating sight to behold. Indeed, the elegant simplicity of this tweet hit me hard too and, finally, how I really feel about these […]

The folly in Pag May Laya May Nilaga

The trouble with the Philippines is that it hinged all of its aspirations on one thing: being a “free” and “democratic” society. Thus, on that idea, was built the flawed notion that freedom under a democracy was the one and only key to national prosperity. And so out of that was bred the ideas that […]

The Bloody Reign Of The Aquino Aristocracy Needs To End Now!

Ever since the EDSA Revolution, the so-called “Bloodless Revolution”, the Aquino family has ascended a vaunted position in our society. Many saw them as saviors who freed the Filipino people from the alleged “tyranny” of the Marcos regime. There are those who insist that former President Cory Aquino should be made a saint and it […]

Feb 26 2016: 30th anniversary of the stupidification of the Philippines

The 26th of February this year marks the 30th anniversary of the 1986 EDSA “people power” revolution. Three decades ago from this day, the “evil” regime of President Ferdinand Marcos was supposedly toppled by a popular uprising that was sparked by an army mutiny led by then General Fidel V Ramos accompanied by then Defense […]

The growing void in the Filipino psyche where substance could have thrived

“The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections.” — The History of Freedom in Antiquity, 1877 THE TYRANNY OF THE MAJORITY Alexis de Tocqueville coined the term: “tyranny of the majority”, and  Lord Acton, […]

The trouble with the Iglesia Ni Cristo is that they trouble us

#IglesiaNiCristo (INC) has been a trending topic now for several hours since yesterday. The picture that Top Gear Philippines posted on social media says all the reasons why it is trending. Motorists and commuters are steamed by the rally INC has decided to hold in front EDSA Shrine, and at the nearby intersection of EDSA […]

Do Filipinos require guns perpetually pointed at their heads?

The purpose of which, of course, is to keep them in line. If Filipinos had not devolved into a generally unruly group of people, I might not have even considered this thought. Now it becomes debatable. If you ask both the irate pedestrian and the jeepney driver he shot, you would get two different answers. […]