The Philippines As Hacienda Luisita and Why Kris Aquino Loves Jojo Binay

All that really matters to the political and economic elite is that they continue to be the political and economic elite for as long as possible. The Philippine Constitution (pick any of one of them), the government (it doesn’t matter what form), the legislature, the court system, and all other institutions are there precisely to […]

The degeneration of Internet activism in the Philippines under the Aquino government

It’s time we recall with some bemusement the words of “columnist” Jose Ma. Montelibano in a 28th October 2011 article on the Inquirer.net… That is why Noynoy Aquino is now president. What he is simply by character, a son of two heroes who were not stained by corruption or swallowed by power, and himself eager […]