The #Philippines has become Kaboboan Central under the no-results presidency of Noynoy Aquino

And so now Filipinos are calling for the ouster of President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino. Well, some say it’s 5 years too late. But, you know, a year is still a lot of time to spread his trademark BS all over the Philippines. And buti sana if it’s just the same ha-ha BS. The massacre […]

How EDSA ‘people power’ ‘revolutions’ have become the Philippines’ biggest national embarrassment!

The following is an article I wrote way back in 2001 following the ouster of former President Joseph ‘Erap’ Estrada via a multi-million-strong street revolution that would go on to be known as “EDSA 2” (or EDSA Dos). The ouster of Estrada paved the way for the ascent to power of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo who would […]

Only a massively-popular celebrity can stop a Binay presidency now!

Jejomar Binay ‘should’ not be a presidential candidate in the Philippines. But of course. This, however, is the Philippines. And, yes, Binay is a presidential candidate. Not just a presidential candidate, but the leading candidate. Bizarre as that may seem, that is the reality in the Philippines. The country is a democracy, and vocally “proud” […]

Erap and Noynoy had set up the template strategy for a Binay presidency in 2016

It’s déjà vu all over again. The stage is set for another Erap-style election campaign and, very likely, another Erap-style Philippine presidency. The Philippine Vote has never been as polarised. On one camp is the noisy Illustrado class, technology “savvy”, social media equipped, and encamped in their local Starbucks cafe getting their latte fixes for […]

PNoy’s supporters are preventing the Philippines from moving forward

Sometimes talking to some people is like talking to a brick wall. Wait…I take that statement back. Sometimes talking to a brick wall is better than talking to some people. At least you don’t expect anything from a brick wall. Take the case of some staunch Aquino supporters. They are calling for an extension on […]

PNoy’s friends with benefits: Good thing the Iglesia ni Cristo does not suffer from erectile dysfunction

Philippine President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III is now on the run — from his own propaganda machine. No less than erstwhile Aquino apologist Conrado de Quiros laments the growing lameness of the ‘Edsa story’ in the eyes of the Filipino youth in his Inquirer column today, Storytelling. Echoing what I wrote earlier, de Quiros […]

The Disqualification of ERAP and the ‘Seat Belt Law’ of the Philippine Electorate

The Comelec, the Sandiganbayan and, most of all, the Supreme Court have either failed to fulfil their duties or shirked their responsibilities long enough with respect to the unequivocal and perpetual disqualification of individuals convicted of a crime to run for and/or hold public office, be it an elected or appointed post, whether or not […]

Lead-up to SONA 2014: The sorry report card of Philippine President Noynoy Aquino

It’s been four years into his so-called “Daang Matuwid” (“straight-and-narrow”) administration with just two years to go to make good on his many unfulfilled promises before he bows out of the office he reluctantly took in 2010. Philippine President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III is under an even more powerful magnifying glass now. The country […]