The REAL Cocoy Dayao: A cautionary tale about a person who hung out with the wrong crowd

I knew Cocoy Dayao back when he wrote for his own blog Big Mango in the early- to mid-2000s. Back then, a healthy respect for Yellowtardism still pervaded the political discourse, but there was, even then, a growing skepticism surrounding what was perceived to be a disturbing trend towards extra-constitutionally changing duly-elected leaders (a.k.a. “people […]

Homicide rates in Ph significantly spiked in 2010 at beginning of Aquino admin

According to homicide incidence figures taken from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s International Homicide Statistics database, the incidence of intentional homicides jumped from lows of 6.44 and 6.93 per 100,000 in 2008 and 2009 respectively (towards the end of the term of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo) to rates in excess of […]

ARRESTED: Sen. Leila de Lima can now talk all she wants — before a proper Philippine court

Of course anyone who’s been charged and arrested would deny and deny the accusations. Senator Leila de Lima is no exception. And there is no shortage of “groups” backing her denials of wrongdoing. True to form, the Inquirer gives such voices prime space such as one “coalition” known as “One for Leila”… “We reject and […]

De Lima should learn from Arroyo how to suffer with quiet dignity when under fire

It’s beginning to emerge that there was a rivalry between gang leaders Herbert Colangco and Jaybee Sebastian within the New Bilibid Prison. It seems, in the midst of all that, Sebastian emerged as the one favoured for coddling by the Philippine Government during the administration of former President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III. Senator Leila […]

Just Shut Up and Sing, Leila De Lima!

So it appears that justice has finally been given to former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (GMA) after the Supreme Court of the Philippines has acquitted her for the plunder charges the administration of her successor, former President Noynoy Aquino (Noynoy), has filed. More than 4 years of GMA’s life was unjustly taken from her when she […]

Gloria Arroyo’s acquittal proves Noynoy Aquino is a failure

The cornerstone of former President Benigno Simeon Aquino’s so-called fight against corruption — the jailing of his predecessor, former President Gloria Arroyo — just got shot down by the Supreme Court. The last remaining case against Arroyo, which was the plunder case over the alleged misuse of Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) funds, was finally […]

Leila De Lima is to blame for persistence of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines

The way social media “activists” are chattering about the supposed sudden surge of “extrajudicial killings” (EJKs) in recent weeks, you’d think that the Philippines has descended into an orgy of vigilantism under current President Rodrigo Duterte. The fact is, EJKs have long been a business-as-usual feature of Filipino-style “justice”. Back in 2010, the Hong Kong-based […]

By flushing down ALL inauguration traditions down the toilet, Duterte makes the presidency REAL!

It is all really just tradition and sentimentality that fuels “debate” surrounding the controversial inauguration ceremony of soon-to-be President Rodrigo Duterte. But of course the President and the Vice President should be inaugurated in the same ceremony held at the same place. It is of paramount imperative that the out-going president walk up to the […]