Duterte’s State of the Nation Address July 24, 2017 — what needs to be said

Duterte will be coming to the podium to address a joint session of Philippine Congress riding on the crest of high approval ratings after one year of service. As such, he possesses the immense political capital that is required to push through an agenda that, as has been evident, is unpopular not with the ordinary […]

Supporters of Leni Robredo dumbfounded by 11 percent fall in trust ratings!

A report published by Pulse Asia on the 5th of April showed that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s “performance ratings” declined by five percentage points and his “trust ratings” by seven percentage points. As expected, the Yellow camp and Duterte’s critics were ecstatic. The eminent former “journalist” and Human Rights Watch research person Caloy Conde was […]

Anti-Marcos “Citizen’s Assembly” in Luneta marred by Aquino supporters clad in Yellow attire

The organisers of an anti-Marcos rally dubbed the “Citizen’s Assembly” held Sunday were very clear about participants’ required attire: Wear white. The widely-circulated graphic worded it even more amiably. Let’s wear white. Presumably, the call to “wear white” was designed to ensure that as broad a base of people who are against the burial of […]

The TRUTH about Martial Law: Young Filipinos no longer believe that it was all bad!

The war for minds surrounding the 2016 elections now seems to be centred on how the last 30 years of “freedom” that was “won” in 1986 stacks up against the 20-year Martial Law regime of former President Ferdinand Marcos. You can see it in how much “lest we forget” messages that aim to “educate” the […]

Filipino millenial voters deserve better than a 1970s-vintage ‘Never Again’ slogan

The youth is all about the future. This is why the ‘Never Aqain’ rhetoric of the anti-Marcos camp all but fails to resonate amongst the Philippines’ youth. That’s unfortunate for candidates and parties that have their so-called platforms firmly-rooted in the past. Young Filipinos, quite simply, do not care about the past, perhaps, rightly so, […]

Noynoy Aquino gov’t helpless and useless at stopping crooks behind bullet planting at NAIA

The Philippines’ reputation with the international community has suffered yet another blow. The news that security personnel at the Manila international airport have been putting bullets in the luggage of travellers in order to extort them has made it to international news. The incompetence of the Philippine government under the leadership of President Benigno Simeon […]

Jim Paredes and Leah Navarro react to PNoy #SONA2015 snub!

An anonymous American blogger living in Biliran somehow trumped the star power of staunch Yellow supporters Leah Navarro and Jim Paredes during the closing of President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III’s sixth and last State of the Nation Address (SONA). Ouch! And after all that effort. Asked by Tweetizen @ManuGaspar about how this presidential snub […]

On Filipinos’ premature celebration of the same-sex marriage win in the United States

I don’t understand why many of us have been celebrating the victory of the Rainbow Movement that happened on the other side of the Pacific, half way around the world. It must be that many dream of a Western way of life. Don’t they look at the mirror and see that they are Asians, to […]