Traitor vs Hero

Supreme Court Justice Lucas Bersamin, who penned the decision granting bail to Senator Juan Ponce Enrile, files a complaint against one of the 4 dissenters, Justice Marvic Leonen. August 24, 2015, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile files a P31-M damage suit against top advertising executive Yoly Ong for a supposedly libelous column in the Philippine […]

The illusion of democracy in the Philippines masks the charade of feuding dynasties

They are fools and take us for the fools. It is US or THEM.  More like them versus us, really.  Outside that and between that is the truth.  But, truth does not matter. They prefer their truths, even if it is farthest from any truth, because they rule with their laws and dynasties.  We gave […]

Treachery at the Philippine Supreme Court

On August 18, 2015, the Supreme Court granted the bail petition of Senator Juan Ponce Enrile, one of the three senators facing plunder charges in connection with the pork barrel scam. The decision was announced by Supreme Court spokesman Ted Te, who was visibly embarrassed with what he had to say at the press briefing. […]

Millions of pesos stolen in pork scam; now billions could be stolen under the BBL

The recently published report from the Commission on Audit (COA) has confirmed what some of us have suspected all along: the current Philippine government’s policy to uplift the status of the poor could be a scam for government officials to pocket public funds. The report is also a good case against the proposed Bangsamoro Basic […]

Adultery Central: Should the Philippines ban hanky-panky website Ashley Madison?

I read recently that Ashley Madison is in town! Ashley Madison is a dating site for people interested in finding a partner for an extramarital affair. It is a popular dating website based in Canada and has been around for some years now. Well, like most internet businesses, it needs to expand. What better place […]

Why are platforms, vision statements, and strategies still MISSING from the Philippine ‘debate’?

So, yet again, we approach another seminal presidential election and there is much bubbling and foaming on the surface of the political scene. While the attention of the public has been focused on the turbulent surface of Philippine politics, few have appreciated the underlying reason behind that turbulence. For like the way rough rapids only […]

5 things that will happen when Jejomar Binay becomes Philippine President

A lot of Filipinos are scared of a Binay Presidency. A Catholic priest even said it is a “scary prospect” after meeting Vice President Jejomar Binay himself. It is quite understandable why. If Vice President Jejomar Binay wins the Presidential Election in 2016, he will simply continue the world-renowned Filipino tradition of patronage politics. This […]

PNoy apologists desperate to discredit SC ruling that DAP is unconstitutional

Apologists of the now-criminalised Malacanang slush fund, the notorious Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) are regrouping and striking back. The arguments they present are two-phased: (1) Proposing that the Supreme Court may have been “wrong” in their ruling the DAP unconstitutional; and, (2) Citing a certain Chapter 5, Section 49 of the Administrative Code of 1987 […]