1000 pesos is a princely sum for a non-value-adding agency like @CHRPhilippines

It is really up to Chito Gascon, head of the Philippines’ Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to convince the Filipino people why his organisation deserves to be allotted more than 1,000 pesos this year. Congress, after all, are made up of popularly-elected representatives of the Filipino people. As such, their decision to grant this sum […]

Philippine Opposition mounting ‘distraction campaigns’ to bury important national issues

Overheard on my Twitter timeline: Filipinos are an “angry” people. As such, the landscape of political chatter is fertile ground for the Opposition (specifically the cancer within it, the Yellowtard clique) to mount one distraction campaign after another. Whilst reputable thought leaders tackle the hard-hitting issues — like the drug menace, public transport, public health […]

Ozamiz Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog shooting: Justice delivered or crime committed?

Filipinos may be harshly judging the West-of-the-Pecos brand of “justice” meted out to Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog using Starbucks hipsteratti standards today — because that is the easy and politically-correct thing to think and do. But, see, sometimes a bit of thinking outside of the square is called for, specially in this instance when […]

The Philippines’ Commission on Human Rights is a waste of space and should be abolished

Put in the form of a more confronting question, the debate around the point (if any) of having a “Commission on Human Rights” (CHR) becomes a bit more clear… If the Philippines’ Commission on Human Rights were to disappear tomorrow, would there be any significant consequences to the average Filipino? I posed the question several […]

Duterte a dictator? Just because his critics say so doesn’t mean he is one

Why do some people, particularly members of the Philippine Liberal Party, call President Rodrigo Duterte a dictator? I have been trying to find people who can substantiate that accusation, but none of his critics could provide anything to back their claim. Liberal Party Senators like Leila De Lima, Risa Hontiveros and Antonio Trillanes keep warning […]

Duterte critics who wish him dead have no respect for human rights

Members of the Philippine Liberal Party and their supporters are feeling a sense of schadenfreude lately.  They delight in the thought that President Rodrigo Duterte could be sick. Some of them even claim that he is in a coma.  Apparently, someone has been spreading the rumor that he is in a coma. This was after Duterte decided […]

The Philippine Liberal Party, its allies and its supporters are the real enemies of the Filipino people

Some of us have always thought that Filipinos in general are both gullible and pushovers. This notion lends itself to the fact that Filipinos have been sidelined by their neighbours in South East Asia – people who started out with countries as backward as the Philippines. But the belief all Filipinos are slow is not […]

Duterte should stop making ‘rape jokes’ for the sake of the Filipino people

I think it is unfortunate that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte cannot help himself and the people who support him win over his critics. In fact, he seems to be intentionally needling or provoking his detractors to react with more outrage. In a speech in front of the soldiers of the 2nd Mechanized Infantry (Magbalantay) Brigade […]