If Anything, We Can Only Blame Noynoy And The LP For The Burial Of Marcos In LNMB

Okay, let’s get some things squared away first. Unlike Charles Englund, I’m not a martial law baby, I was born a little later and yes, I’ll accept the criticism that I am indeed probably too young or ignorant to be aware of the Marcos regime’s atrocities and cruelties. I am also not a Manilenyo even though […]

Ferdinand Marcos was just another Filipino president

The truly revealing thing about the way Filipinos have turned the burial of former Presdident Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB) into a massive circus is in how they hold on to the belief that the country’s evil’s are embodied in a single man. The underlying psychology here seems to be that […]

SC approval of Marcos burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani proves the Aquinos are no heroes

The Philippine Supreme Court has finally issued its decision against the petition to block former President Ferdinand Marcos’s burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB) and the result was 9-5 in favour of allowing the burial.  As predicted, there are people weeping and gnashing their teeth in frustration.  Anti-Marcos rallies are being held as of this […]

Fidel Ramos is the reason Filipinos suffer from ‘human rights’ fatigue

Are “human rights” advocates pangit (“ugly”) as Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte asserts? It’s an interesting question considering that the “human rights” advocacy was once unanimously lauded as a beautiful initiative in Philippine society. This was back in the days when “fighting for human rights” was fashionable in the Philippiens — long long ago in 1986 […]

Filipinos’ overall extrajudicial way of life is the reason Duterte remains popular

It is quite evident by now that the notion that “extrajudicial killing” is “bad” doesn’t sell very well to the ordinary Filipino. This is, after all, a people renowned for their overall extrajudicial way of life. To bring the point across more pointedly, doing things above, below, beyond, and around the framework of the law […]

De Lima should learn from Arroyo how to suffer with quiet dignity when under fire

It’s beginning to emerge that there was a rivalry between gang leaders Herbert Colangco and Jaybee Sebastian within the New Bilibid Prison. It seems, in the midst of all that, Sebastian emerged as the one favoured for coddling by the Philippine Government during the administration of former President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III. Senator Leila […]

In 2011, Hermilando Mandanas was also removed from a Committee chairmanship

Things have gotten a little exciting in the Senate after Senator Leila De Lima was removed as chairperson of the Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights. 16 Senators approved the motion by Senator Manny Pacquiao to remove De Lima as chair of the committee while 4 voted against it and 2 abstained. De Lima […]

De Lima a failure as head of the CHR and DOJ, now also a failure as a senator

“I might be jumping to conclusions, but what if it is true?” Those are the words of Senator Leila De Lima in her privilege speech right after she said “The implication is that we have a group of serial killers and mass murderers right within the ranks of the organization which is supposed to protect […]