Sensationalised photo of ‘extrajudicial killing’ victim splashed on Inquirer front page

The Inquirer is under fire from Netizens after their seemingly orchestrated sensationalisation of the alleged “extrajudicial killings” that have supposedly been sweeping the country. The Inquirer editors seem to be hinting at some kind of causal link between the month-old administration of President Rodrigo Duterte and the spate of “drug-related” homicides making headline news recently. […]

Aquino supporters are blocking Duterte’s War on Drugs

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s “war on drugs” has a problem. There is a noisy minority who is against it and bent on making Duterte look like the bad guy at every step of his campaign to rid the country of the drug scourge. As if it weren’t hard enough dealing with drug lords and other […]

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 […]

Wait… Why blame Duterte? He’s not yet the President!

Are you crazy or just plain stupid? According to educator and philosopher, Paul J. Glenn (1933), some of the notable errors in thinking are “the careless acceptance of common and uncriticized opinions; prejudice; and inordinate predominance of personal preference”.1 This happens when a false is judged to be true and the true is judged to […]

On Independence Day

As I start writing this article’s first draft it is already the day after Independence Day in the Philippines. It is also only hours after a horrific event in which a bigot armed with an easily-purchased semi-automatic rifle entered an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and embarked on a murderous rampage that left 50 people […]

Empathy Vs. Hate: Religion’s Dilemma

I would like to offer a moment of silence to the 50 people who were lost in the Orlando Shooting which occurred at 2 a.m. on a Sunday Morning. I also wish a quick and safe recovery for the 53 people who were injured in the tragedy and that the people responsible for this massacre be […]

President Rodrigo Duterte will replace the Church and ‘civil society’ as the nation’s champion of Equality

Here we are debating whether the catcall and wolf whistle of President-Elect Rodrigo Duterte (DU30) was sexist or not. Okay, let us debate it for whatever lessons it might give us, but to have it as one of our headline news? Aren’t we losing focus on the biggest problem? Oh, I forgot, it involved one […]

Filipino ‘journalists’ have no right to judge Rodrigo Duterte and misconstrue his statements

I think I need to diversify my Following and watch list on Twitter. All I see are a bunch of “journalists” shrieking about the statement of President Rodrigo Duterte regarding his views on “bad” journalists and the fate they supposedly deserve. Did Duterte really justify the killing of bad journalists? Who are we to judge? […]