Should Congress Give in to Duterte’s Demand to Reinstate the Death Penalty?

The Philippines is the Menudo melting pot where religion and politics mix together to come up with a colorful and interestingly flavored concoction unique to this mixed-breed people that conspicuously keep appearing in headlines with all the noise they generate from their small corner of the globe. Again we are talk of the town all […]

Five Routes to the Presidency in the Philippines

With Mayor Rody Duterte’s trail-blazing ascent to the presidency, we may have to rewrite the books on the ins and outs of politics in the country. He was from a marginalized region of the country way down South with a thick Visayan accent, had no pocket money of his own to launch a national campaign, came into […]

Pinoy-style morality sets the wrong priorities

Suddenly everyone has an opinion. People who normally can’t be bothered to comment, post, or even glance at any political information you regularly provide are now so involved with what’s going on in the country. That’s good. Despite the obvious bandwagoning typical of Facebook users for the hoped-for ‘likes’ and adulation for their posts, at […]

Bashing a ‘Homophobe’ but supporting a ‘Sexist’

So after the political correctness and insensitivity police have savagely beaten up Congressman Manny Pacquiao (for comparing homosexuals to animals), it is now Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s turn to burn at the stake. A video recently surfaced showing Duterte crossing a line when he apparently joked about a rape and murder in 1989, commenting that the […]

3 Big Reasons Why I’m Still Not Voting For Manny Pacquiao To Be A Senator

A round of applause please for our very own Manny Pacquiao for his latest victory against Timothy Bradley. Indeed, he truly deserves some congratulations for his efforts. However, truth be told, while I admire his skills as a boxer and see his philanthropy as definitely helpful to our people, I’m still more than a little […]

Why Filipinos are not ready to fully embrace ‘gay rights’

Any discission on the future of the “gay rights” movement in the Philippines has to start with the teachings of Filipinos’ Christian faith — because, at the moment, religion is stubbornly baked into Filipinos’ sense of identity. But, Christian teaching in general — and Catholic dogma specifically — categorically lists homosexuality and its derivative lifestyles […]

Why Jessica Zafra fails in her crude attempt to defend ‘LGBT rights’

Jessica Zafra, in her recent Interaksyon.com article Shut the f-ck up, idiots fails to elevate the debate. Sure, perhaps she might feel she is surrounded by idiots who hold supposedly bigoted views about the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. However Zafra loses, because she had launched herself into an amusing tililing rampage against […]

Get Real Manny Pacquiao And Vice Ganda! You’re BOTH Naked Emperors!

I’m more than a little disappointed that there are still a lot of you who failed or outright refused the point of my previous article. I find it sad that, even when I made it clear what I was talking about, some of you still assumed all kinds of things and insisted that I was […]