RA 10354 — a product mangled by Pinoy-style discourse

Droll, unintelligent, petty, and pathetic – these words describe the “debate” that has surrounded the discussion of the Reproductive Health Bill (RH Bill), the passing through both houses of Congress and its eventual signing into law as RA 10354. The whole point of the exercise was to implement some sort of semblance of population control. […]

Kris Aquino frock reveals her inner character!

Check out the outfit presidential sister Kris Aquino wore on the 38th Metro Manila Film Festival awards night. Hubba hubba! I’d say that’s a wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen but considering the night came and went without much further buzz, it seems the getup held together. [Photo courtesy Showbiz Government.] Say niyo? I wouldn’t say […]

Ever since he became president, PNoy’s Decembers have been “in the red”

Let’s cut to the chase since the Christmas holidays are upon us, after all: Has anyone noticed that President Benigno Simeon Aquino III (BS Aquino) has been “seeing red” every December since his presidency started? 2010: Noynoy’s beloved Truth Commission got shot down due to unconstitutionality 2011: Noynoy lambasts former CJ Corona at the National […]

Malacañang gets the RH Bill passed, but do the ends justify the means?

The Reproductive Health Bill (RH Bill) was passed on Monday, December 17, in both houses of Congress here in the Philippines on the third and final reading. All it takes now for it to become an official law is for President Aquino to sign it and voila, we have the “Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health […]

Not the end of the world as we know it

The passage of Senate Bill No. 2865 and House Bill House Bill No. 4244 is not something the Philippine Roman Catholic body, both the Church and its people, should be afraid of. It is not “doomsday” nor “Armageddon” nor the day when evil triumphed over good, as what some hard-core and traditional Catholic thinkers in […]

Next bomb to drop on the Catholic Taliban: HB 1799 proposing enactment of Divorce law in the Philippines

It is heartening to note that the Philippines’ esteemed men-in-robes have come out and reportedly stated that they consider themselves to be “at war”. I have long asserted that there is, in fact, such a war in the Philippines, between the forces of progress and the forces of primitivism. In the aftermath of the passing […]

RH Bill now the Law: Will Filipinas now be satisfied on the banig?

Now that the RH Bill has been passed in Congress, I can rest assured that access to ‘satisfying’ sex is now an entitlement enshrined in the law. Or can I? Indeed, with the advent of legal access to ‘safe and satisyfying’ sex, a woman can in principle vote with her feet if her man fails […]

What Would Capt. Kirk Do on the RH Bill?

“Space… the Final Frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Her ongoing mission: to explore strange new worlds; to seek out new life forms and new civilizations; to boldly go where no one has gone before.” To all you Trekkies out there (oh c’mon… admit it) ever wonder what Captain James T. Kirk […]