“Wisdom of the crowds” and “power to the people” debunked: What’s next for democracy and social media?

You’d think the Senate probe on “fake news” would be an undertaking in aid of legislation. Thus the presumption underlying such a probe is that some sort of legislation will be proposed to address the “problem” of “fake news”. So what exactly is the “problem” with “fake news”? One thing that could be noted in […]

Senate inquiry on “fake news” turns into pointless finger-pointing exercise

It’s not clear what Senator Grace Poe as the chairman for the Committee on Public Information and Mass Media wanted to achieve in conducting a hearing on fake news. The hearing did not have any clear objective. Poe just allowed the resource speakers to state their claim and then… nothing. She doesn’t even ask for […]

Prison awaits Aquino: Justice in the horizon for SAF 44 victims of Mamasapano Massacre!

Even as former President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III transitions into civilian life, it seems he still proves incapable of taking with him lessons learned from past experience. Aquino faces charges filed against him by kin of the victims of the 2015 Mamasapano Massacre in which 44 elite police officers of the Philippine National Police […]

President Duterte should NEVER forget Leni Robredo’s vicious campaign against him

At the centre of all the chatter surrounding the ascent of Leni Robredo to the office of the Vice President of the Philippines lies the question: What will be her role in the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte? The future does not look too bright for the presumptive “vice president”. Putting aside the allegations of […]

Mar Roxas’s calls for unity against Duterte a sign of desperation

In a move everyone is calling desperate and pathetic, Presidential candidate Mar Roxas appealed to the second most popular candidate, Senator Grace Poe to unite against the most popular candidate Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. In a press conference, Roxas called on Poe to make the ultimate sacrifice to thwart a “looming dictatorship”. “I call […]

Mar Roxas offer to Grace Poe to ‘unite’ against Duterte backfires badly!

Such a bald act of desperation! Mar Roxas’s idea of reaching out to rival Grace Poe in these presidential elections is to issue a veiled request for her to back down from the race for the sake of “unity”. Roxas, of course, has consistently trailed Poe in various credible surveys. So it does not make […]

Duterte trolled, Roxas lost his cool during the presidential debate #PiliPinasDebates2016

The final Philippine Presidential debate was boring. Most of the candidates did not say anything new and significant. Half of the blame should go to the organizers. They should have known not to ask questions that were already asked during the previous debates. The only consolation is that there weren’t a lot of commercials and […]

Grace Poe’s energy plan reveals why she is a mere vacuous parrot

So Grace Poe-Llamanzares (GPL) has vowed to put a cap on coal in our energy mix should she become President. Of course this vow is all in the name of environmentalism, the fight against Climate Change or Global Warming, and our country’s commitment to the Paris Agreement. While it is important to be mindful of […]