Mar Roxas’s Wack Wack suspension: another giant leap to a modern Philippines!

Another giant leap for the lot of ordinary Filipinos who have long suffered under the culture of impunity perpetrated by their elected “leaders”! In a resolution issued by the Board of Wack Wack Golf and Country Club, the Philippines’ Secretary of Interior and Local Government Mar Roxas was reportedly suspended as member of the swanky […]

Does the Eraserheads’ song ‘Spolarium’ tell of the rape of Pepsi Paloma?

What is it about the words in the Eraserheads’ song “Spolarium” that continues to intrigue urban legend mongers? Speculation surrounding how the underlying meaning of its lyrics points to the sensational 1980s rape case that links Philippine Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto to the alleged rape of 1980’s starlet Pepsi Paloma have finally made it to […]

Lessons learned following the Junjun Binay Dasma incident: Are gated communities even legal?

Now that the buzz was created, the Netizens stirred into an outrage fad, the subjects of the brouhaha forced into a pathetic response, and the “input” from the intelligentsia collated, comes the time to step back, take stock and reflect on what it all means. Very few people sympathise with Makati City Mayor Junjun Binay […]

“Don’t you know me???” – Makati Mayor Junjun Binay arrests Dasma guards for enforcing rules

In the Philippines, all people are equal. It’s just that some people are more equal than others. This was proven again today when three security guards at the Banyan Street gate of the posh residential enclave of Dasmariñas Village in Makati City were reportedly arrested and detained by officers of the Makati Police on orders […]

Ph gov’t hopelessly inutile when it comes to prosecuting homicidal bus companies

It is baffling how Filipinos continue to be “surprised” or even “shocked” by the deadly toll resulting from the animal-like driving behaviour of Filipino bus drivers. The account of a motorist who witnessed the most recent “accident” involving a Don Mariano Transit bus that killed 18 people is a familiar one… Irene Sisperes, a motorist […]

It’s more gun in the Philippines!

Funny, I always thought it was national snack chicharon, a renowned tolerance for obvious road killers like jeepneys, the corrosive lead-laced gaseous mix that passes off for air in their capital city, toxic in-laws, and their aversion to exercise that kills the most Fillipinos. All true, perhaps. But the biggest challenge to Filipinos living to […]

Murderous batang hamogs and Filipino politicians: Is there really a difference?

It’s the rallying cry of the “Pro-Life” mob: The right to life. The thinking there is that it is a heinous crime to the the heavens to deprive a brainless embryo floating inside the body of poor teenage girls of the “right” to be conceived, or to be born. Missing in this half-brained conceptual formula […]

The Lucky One: Rico Puno – it pays to be a presidential buddy

It’s good to have friends in high places. At least that is the case in Philippine society. Having very important people backing you can help you get what you want in your career or your business. If one doesn’t have friends in the right places, it would be harder to get things going for one’s […]