The Aquinos helped create the Binay dynasty

A lot of Filipinos do not like the Binay family. Some people see the Binays as a force to reckon with. Some hate them so much they see the Binays as monsters. There are also some groups devoted to stopping their rise to become the most powerful family in the Philippines. The Binays do not […]

The Binay Debacle: Another Pathetic Attempt at Public Sympathy

“If you have to look along the shaft of an arrow from the wrong end, if a man has you entirely at his mercy, then hope like hell that man is an evil man. Because the evil like power, power over people, and they want to see you in fear. They want you to know […]

Philippine VP Jejomar Binay arguing with the police: What is wrong with this scene?

There is something fundamentally wrong about an argument between a police officer and the Vice President of the Philippines. It’s bad form. But it is a familiar and normal sight to Filipinos now who have been encouraged since the early 1980s to see policemen as someone to distrust and defy. So quite funny, indeed, how […]

Grace Poe’s Honesty Play Does Not Cut It For Her

So Senator Grace Poe appears to be bent on challenging Vice President Binay for the Presidency in 2016. Based on the latest surveys, she does appear to be the only candidate at this point who has a fighting chance against VP Binay’s candidacy. While Binay’s camp tries to convince the Filipino electorate that experience and […]

CJ Sereno may have a point but Binay lawyers are still Correct!

Last week, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno scolded Makati Mayor Junjun Binay’s lawyers for basing their case on a “wrong doctrine”. The doctrine in question, is the Aguinaldo doctrine, which the Philippine Supreme Court itself has established and implemented since 1959. Justices Antonio Carpio and Estela Perlas-Bernabe held a much more level-headed view of raising […]

Junjun Binay ‘drama’ continues: Court of Appeals issues 60-day TRO on his suspension as Makati Mayor!

Style bulok na yan. Seriously? Calling supporters to camp outside the office you had holed yourself up in? Apparently, now-suspended Makati City Mayor Jejomar “Junjun” Binay Jr thinks he is above the law. After being suspended for six months by the Office of the Ombudsman last week on the 11th March over corruption allegations, the […]

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 […]

Colegio de San Agustin road rage! Is the Philippines home to a decent society?

We make one big assumption whenever we express indignation and outrage over the instances of banal injustice that make regular news fodder in the Philippines — that ours is a “decent” society. But step back and ask a more fundamental question: Is Philippine society really a decent one? Just now I spied a recent post […]