Superficiality vs. Substance: From The Eyes Of Singaporeans

Let me tell you a conversation I once had with my Singaporean friends. After all, we all like to believe that the Philippines can one day become as prosperous as Singapore. Both Ilda and Benign0 have already said their pieces about Singapore, so this is mine, or rather, what my Singaporean friends have to say. […]

Vice President Jejomar Binay: Buying his way to the presidency?

Philippine Vice President Jejomar Binay has been playing Santa Claus. Recently, it was reported that during a talk in front of a crowd of about 100 mostly female senior citizens in Bacolod, he promised to give them all kinds of things — false teeth, male diapers, and even Viagra. Binay bragged about “replicating what he […]

The Aquinos helped create the Binay dynasty

A lot of Filipinos do not like the Binay family. Some people see the Binays as a force to reckon with. Some hate them so much they see the Binays as monsters. There are also some groups devoted to stopping their rise to become the most powerful family in the Philippines. The Binays do not […]

Why Hating Binay And Loving Noynoy Makes No Sense

  For those of you old enough to remember former U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle he was made out by the mostly left leaning US media as their version of Erap. Dennis Miller went as far as suggesting that then President George H. Bush should have no fear of assassination since his allegedly incompetent VP […]

The role of social media ‘activism’ in the Philippines’ next presidential elections

That is a hard question the Philippines’ would-be social media “activists” and “citizen journalists” need to ask themselves again. The current administration of Philippine President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III has been used as a backdrop to the purported rise of these new media organisations and “movements” as voices to contend with in the country’s […]

5 things that will happen when Jejomar Binay becomes Philippine President

A lot of Filipinos are scared of a Binay Presidency. A Catholic priest even said it is a “scary prospect” after meeting Vice President Jejomar Binay himself. It is quite understandable why. If Vice President Jejomar Binay wins the Presidential Election in 2016, he will simply continue the world-renowned Filipino tradition of patronage politics. This […]

Erap and Noynoy had set up the template strategy for a Binay presidency in 2016

It’s déjà vu all over again. The stage is set for another Erap-style election campaign and, very likely, another Erap-style Philippine presidency. The Philippine Vote has never been as polarised. On one camp is the noisy Illustrado class, technology “savvy”, social media equipped, and encamped in their local Starbucks cafe getting their latte fixes for […]

Binay kids being ‘dragged’ into scandal, Nancy appeals for restraint

The most tragic thing is when children suffer from the sins of their parents. That’s pretty much the plot underlying The Human Condition. So with regard to Senator Nancy Binay’s recent lament that the vilification of her family’s politics is starting to touch her children, well, here’s a cliche to consider: It comes with the […]