Scattered thoughts on the Scarborough scene: Chinese lessons, discretion, and showiness

小心一点 (Xiao xin yi dian) – Be a little bit careful, about what you’re saying. These words were reportedly presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda’s response to a commentary in a Chinese newspaper that the Philippines is orchestrating a plot to stir up tensions in the dispute over the West Philippine Sea, or South China Sea. Of […]

President Noynoy Aquino shows he does not have empathy and compassion

They say it is easy to judge a person’s character by the way he treats animals, kids, the elderly and the sick. It’s not hard to agree with that statement since animals, kids, the elderly and sick people are the more vulnerable and weaker among us. In the same manner, it is easy to judge […]

Noynoy’s incompetence is the real reason why the ‘revolution’ remains ‘unfinished’

Yet again, Philippine President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III brings up the whole concept of Laban (“fight”) that characterised much of 1980’s politics. But it is a fight where there is none. Whereas there was a “fight” beginning in the mid-to-late-1970’s culminating in the 1986 “People Power” EDSA “revolution” for a return to the democratic ideals […]

Corona impeachment prosecution continues to be out-classed by defense team

Today’s impeachment trial session (evaluating the bid to impeach Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona) seems to have been about the rigour around which the proceedings are being conducted by the senator-judges led by Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile. One of the more revealing moments of the session was around the way the prosecution called […]

Since Edsa 1986: 25 years of walking the walk of shame with a bad hangover

I went to “Edsa” in 1986 to kibitz, make tusok-tusok da fishball and watch girls. Ok, so I also wanted to “contribute” to removing then President Ferdinand E. Marcos from Malacanang who, after all inconvenienced me no end with his banning of Voltes 5 and other Japanese robot cartoons back in the 70’s. He also […]

The truth about the 1986 People Power revolution

It’s that time of the year again. February is always a big month for Filipinos. Two weeks after celebrating Valentines Day, Filipinos hold another annual celebration that is uniquely their own. On the 25th of February of each year, die-hard Aquino supporters have their annual song and dance routine usually complete with a live musical […]

Philippine military: Does PNoy know who the bad guys really are?

As I was reading about the suicide of former Secretary and retired General Angelo Reyes, my curiosity led me to little snippets of the history of military coup attempts in the Philippines. As I dug further on, a few names kept popping up and a pattern slowly revealed itself. It is a fact that the […]