Duterte and Poe: one promises radical change and the other represents the status quo

If popularity surveys are to be believed, it is going to be a close race between Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Senator Grace Poe for the Presidency.  Some people’s prediction that Poe’s popularity would surge after the Supreme Court decided to allow her to run did not come true. While she still maintains the […]

Sereno Court judgment adds reason why Grace probably won’t be a good President

The recent ruling of the Sereno Court, validating Sen. Grace Poe Llamanzares’ (GPL) claim that she is a natural born Filipino, has underscored the need for the voters to pick someone who has a competent understanding and appreciation of the supremacy of the Constitution and not the Supreme Court itself. The Supreme Court, afterall, was […]

US Supreme Court Justice Scalia dies: Filipinos should be familiar with the controversy of SC appointments

The news that recently came out of the United States was that one of its Supreme Court Justices, Antonin Scalia, died on February 13 of natural causes in a West Texas ranch. Appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in 1986 by then president Ronald Reagan, Scalia has had a reputation as […]

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 […]

Philippine President Noynoy Aquino starts a bloodless civil war over #DAP!

War is now brewing between the Executive Branch of the Philippine government headed by President Benigno Simeon ‘BS” Aquino III and the Supreme Court headed by Aquino-appointed Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno. This is a path chosen by President BS Aquino after the epic fail that was his public address last Monday, the 14th July where […]

The Fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Noynoy Aquino – July 22, 2013

President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino will be delivering his fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, July 22, 2013. It has been three years since majority of Filipino voters elected the son of so-called “heroes” into the highest office in the land. Little did those voters know that after he banished the use […]

Noynoy’s incompetence is undeniably a cause of death in Filipino society

If you do a quick search on the internet, or ask on the street about common causes of death in Filipino society, you are most likely to hear things like smoking, heart disease, violence-related deaths, obesity, road traffic accidents, and so on and so forth. Recent events in Sabah with the men from the sultanate […]

President Noynoy Aquino and opponents talk dirty while issues plaguing nation remain unresolved

It’s campaign season again in the Philippines. Senatorial and congressional candidates are gearing up for the big day in May this year. The Filipino people can expect more mudslinging among candidates and less talk about policies between now and Election Day. Those who still bother with what some say is a farce activity will be […]