The intellectual bankruptcy of a Philippine Opposition under Yellowtard leadership

Another “hero” of the Philippine Opposition in the guise of never-had-been-chief-justice Lourdes Sereno has fallen. She follows others who waged hollow-headed and intellectually-insulting personal “wars” against the government of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Like those who had fallen before her, Sereno’s biggest mistake was to presume to think that God was on her side. Indeed, […]

The election-winning path FORWARD for the Philippine Opposition

Granted, the Opposition regard Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte as “a mass murderer and a traitor who sold the country to China”. However, if they don’t like the Philippines to be led by said president, then they will need to produce an alternative proposal (not just a mere slogan like “Join the Resistance”). Filipinos need a […]

What way if not the Duterte Way?

Despite volumes of work on the subject of the increasingly-evident vacuousness of today’s Opposition, there seems to be little change in the substance underlying their “movement”. The best they have so far come up with is the rather quaint “Join the Resistance” call-to-action which they bandy around using the hashtag #JoinTheResistance. Dubbed an “online movement”, […]

Filipinos continue to prefer mestizas over ‘kayumanggis’ because they are lazy thinkers

It’s no secret that having fair skin in the Philippines translates to upward social mobility. If we consider for a moment that the skin colours that dominate Philippine entertainment may be good indicators of the sorts of folks Filipinos look up to and even worship, it is fair to conclude that this remains true today. […]

Does the Philippines really need a “Genuine Opposition”?

In the Philippines, there is seemingly no genuine Opposition – only a loosely associated group of people who are offended by, or are excluded from, the entities who now dominate as a result of winning the last election cycle. I say “loosely” because, being politicians, they are likely to turn on each other too to […]

Bam Aquino’s call for a ‘Genuine Opposition’ highlights the lack of one in Philippine politics

According to Senator Bam Aquino he will be joining a “coalition slate, which will be made up of people willing to speak out and stand up against Malacanang’s policies that may be damaging to the people”. In a post on his website, Aquino called for a need for a “genuine opposition”… “In 2019, hindi lang […]

The Philippines is ‘in crisis’ because its Opposition lacks direction

“Thought leaders” of the Philippine Opposition have been screeching about various imagined crises gripping the Philippines since Day One of the administration of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. While these screeches have grown louder over the last year-and-a-half of Duterte’s presidency, the actual underlying nature and sense behind these quaint cries of “outrage” haven’t really evolved. […]

The Philippine Opposition’s sad colonial mentality

It is sad, the way the Philippine Opposition led by the Liberal Party (referred to by many as the “Yellowtards”) has adopted a strategy of running to the West for validation and then using that validation to influence Filipinos. It demonstrates that they are a pale shadow of the political force they are desperately pitching […]