DSWD relief goods in Davao: looted or confiscated by Typhoon Pablo survivors?

Perhaps it is a bit too much to ask of a government agency such as the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to implement leaps in improvement in the efficiency with which they operate within four years. Back in 2009, in the aftermath of the devastation wrought by typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng, then blogger […]

Now that Mar Roxas is DILG Secretary, Korina Sanchez is no longer credible as a ‘journalist’

Poor Korina Sanchez-Roxas. Her career as a “journalist” is practically in limbo for now. That’s because her husband Mar Roxas has now been appointed to the post of Secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). That puts her alongside folks like Manuel L Quezon III who was once a trusted blogger but […]

Birthdays and national treasures on Valentines Day impeachment session

All noted the earliness of the hour with which yesterday’s session in the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona adjourned yesterday pursuant to that day being the 14th day of the month of February. Be that as it may, any submission that henceforth cessation of hostilities to mark the occasion of V-day be observed […]

Punditry stalwart Manuel L Quezon III now back online! @mlq3

They said a short time ago that the “gloves are now off” in the epic battle between the three “co-equal” branches of the Philippine government. Not quite. Seems like the gloves are coming off only now seeing that Malacañang have started to dispatch their elite troops into the PR jungle, and this is my nod […]

Hypocrisy at a national scale: The bid to impeach Philippine Chief Justice Renato Corona

Last week, in one of my very rare fits of writer’s block, I said to myself, “Not to worry. The next Philippine political circus is just around the corner.” I kinda admit, it gets boring when I’m always right. Filipinos have so far proven that they are great at using the awesome power of democracy […]