Liberal Party epic re-brand fail continues to DOOM the Opposition

The Philippine Liberal Party (LP) don’t seem to learn. They must be using the same lame PR consultants that ran “vice president” Leni Robredo’s personal brand to the ground. Sadly (for them), they come across as infantile in the continued use of religious hocus-pocus and prayerful posturing to style themselves as the “decent” choice. It’s […]

Why mainstream media is unhappy: it has to compete with ordinary people in publishing fake news

I do not understand why some members of mainstream media everywhere around the world are complaining about the proliferation of what they call “fake news”. It’s not even clear what their definition of fake news is. As far as I know, fake news has been around since forever. They used to be called tabloid reports […]

Anti-Marcos advocates are incompetent, lack foresight and leadership skills

If you want proof that members of the Philippine political opposition are incompetent, lack foresight and leadership skills, just look at the way they handled their opposition to block the burial of the late former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB), otherwise known as the cemetery reserved for the country’s heroes, […]

Sick and tired of hypocrites attacking Duterte

Not even two months into the Rodrigo Duterte administration, we have already had several events which were truly newsworthy, and the war on drugs led by no less than the President and his Chief PNP General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa. The said war on drugs has led to over half a million voluntary surrenders from […]

Emerging presidential candidates for 2016: a reflection of Philippine intellectual bankruptcy

See, this is why I continue to assert that the Philippines is an intellectually-bankrupt society. Well into the second decade of the 21st Century, Filipinos continue to fail to step up to the challenge of injecting a bit of innovation in their politics. For all the hoo-ha about “empowering” effect of “social media”, activism has […]

Korina Sanchez and how to avoid PR disasters during natural disasters like typhoon Yolanda

When it comes to advertising and product placements, Filipino politicians are the best. Advertising executives can actually learn a thing or two about how to optimise exposure of any product from them. The results speak for themselves. Politicians whose names and faces are printed on almost anything – billboards, noodle packets or candy bars get […]

The legend of Sharon Cuneta’s P10 million Kiko challenge!

Without a doubt, a lot of people would gladly do it for free. But ten million pesos to prove Senator Francisco “Kiko” Pangilinan stole from his pork barrel fund? It’s an offer that can hardly be refused. Across two tweets Pangilinan’s wife and Pinoy “megastar” Sharon Cuneta issued the following challenge sometime this week: If […]

The conviction of Chief Justice Renato Corona paves the way for WHAT exactly?

Aptly put by Twitterzen @JesterInExile in his tweet: Philippine Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona was convicted in his impeachment trial in spite of and not because of the trial prosecution team. As Senate President and presiding officer of the impeachment trial Juan Ponce Enrile emphasized in his vote speech on Article II of the […]