While his critics called him a “dictator”, Duterte has been good for the Philippine economy

The Philippine Opposition suffered another loss as President Rodrigo Duterte’s “net satisfaction ratings went up by 10 points to 58% in the last quarter of 2017”, according to the latest survey results by survey firm Social Weather Stations (SWS). It has been a bad year for the President’s critics particularly members of the Liberal Party, […]

Jo Lapira: ‘tiny activist with big dreams’, or ENEMY casualty?

Most mainstream news reports and opinion pieces about University of the Philippines (UP) Manila student Jo Lapira who was among the dead following a clash between the Philippine military and the New People’s Army (NPA) in Batangas the other day report who she was to friends. Rappler, for one, cites how Lapira was “a tiny […]

PNoy: coup to oust him could be something from his wish list

Some people can’t tell whether President Noynoy Aquino lacks imagination or is kicking his imagination into overdrive. Recently it seems that his imagination had actually been working doubly hard. From out of the blue he made a new claim that there is a plot in the works to oust him. As usual, however, PNoy was […]