Digong’s First Month – a Stark Contrast to Noynoy’s 6 Years of Incompetence and Mismanagement

What amuses many about Einstein’s theory of relativity is the hypothetical Twin Paradox experiment. Imagine identical twin brothers: one stays on earth while the other rides a space ship that travels close to the speed of light. After many years the ship comes back to earth, and to everyone’s surprise, the brother who comes out […]

Is Executive Experience Essential for the Next Chief Executive?

Imagine a fashion brand that is in need of a marketing VP to boost its appeal to the middle class, an Asian cuisine restaurant that needs a chef to introduce Indian food into its menu, or a top-ranking university that needs a Physics professor to spearhead its research thrust in materials science. These companies and […]

Corruption vs. Incompetence: Which is the Lesser Evil?

In almost every election season, Filipinos are saddled with the sad predicament of having to settle for the lesser evil in the choice of their nation’s leadership. It is very unfortunate that ideal leaders are simply not appealing or popular enough to the general masses to make them winnable candidates. If voters then have to […]

Euthanasia for the Sick Man of Asia

It’s been a slow and agonizing wasting away with the current crop of incompetent and corrupt empathy-devoid bozos that fill the political arena here in the country widely known as the Sick Man of Asia. This decaying remittance-transfusion-sustained corpse of a society/economy, the semblance of life being just the wiggling movement of infesting maggots under […]

Can Iron-fisted Leadership Turn the Philippines into a Major World Power?

Flipping through the pages of world history, we can in fascination observe how the great empires of the past have in their heydays taken turns standing on the world’s pedestal, with the fall of one succeeded by the rise of another: from the ancient times with Egypt, Babylon (Iraq), Persia (Iran), Greece, & Rome, and […]

The standoff between Iglesia Ni Cristo and the Inutil Na Cojuangco: everyone loses!

What happens when an irresistible force (Iglesia Ni Cristo, INC) meets an immovable object (President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino, the other INC, the Inutil na Cojuangco, and his administration)? They will destroy each other. That is exactly what happened over the last few days as the INC conducted a protest rally over at EDSA. They […]

Filipinos seem to like being screwed regardless of who the President is

In light of the mishandling of the fallout of the Mamasapano incident last January which resulted in 44 Special Action Force (SAF) members dead, calls have been mounting for current Philippine president Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino to resign. One can say it is a mishandling – actually, that is a very mild word to describe […]

Unarrested: the decline of the Philippine National Police’s image and reputation

It helps to recall one of the tongue-in-cheek comments I heard when I was much younger: In Italy, they have the Mafia. In Japan, they have the Yakuza. In the Philippines, they have the national police! It shouldn’t be that hard to deduce that the above passage is referring to each country’s organized crime syndicate. […]