116 projects on #DAP bankroll: Is this new list relevant to efforts to bring PNoy to justice?

A staring match is a common game played in many cultures. Kids are most familiar with it. Who will blink first? Taken literally, it is a battle of mind over physical reflex. Blinking one’s eyes, after all, is an involuntary act that lies outside of our conscious control. But adults play the staring game too. […]

4 reasons why equality and justice cannot be achieved in the Philippines

With news that dozens of Philippine public servants have been pocketing public funds for years through what is dubbed the pork barrel scam consistently dominating the headlines of major publications around the country since 2013, one wonders why the majority of the Filipino public still haven’t stormed the office of the President or Congress to […]

3 core principles that should define a NATIONAL-SCALE Anti Pork Barrel Movement henceforth

Seems the decision to hold the official presidential Independence Day celebration in Naga City, Camarines Sur was shrewdly-timed considering that a big anti-Pork rally is scheduled to be mounted in Luneta Park that same afternoon. According to an ABS-CBN News report, Philippine President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III used the occasion mainly to slam critics […]

6.12.14 Scrap Pork Coalition: If you just have to protest, make sure you protest the RIGHT thing

I had asserted earlier in a previous article that the investigation on the pork barrel scam should build a case from the ground up without having to be coloured by media and publicity stunts and the noise around these drummed up by the country’s vacuous “activist” mobs. This echoes what Senator Aquilino Pimentel III points […]

Filipinos’ obssession with ‘happiness’ is what keeps them mired in chronic poverty

Again, I’m seeing the Happy card being played a lot these days. Filipinos can’t get enough of that card. It’s a poor man’s Ace. You can’t make yourself rich overnight, but you can certainly make yourself “happy” in the next minute. And so that is why “Happy” is de facto the buzzword of the Loser […]

Senator JV Ejercito exacts groundbreaking apology from Napoles List mongerers!

Until recently, the core dysfunction in the collective thinking faculties of Philippine society has largely gone unpenalised. Careers have been broken, people unjustly imprisoned, and suicides committed because of this. The current imbroglio that Philippine politics has now found itself neck-deep in following the grossly-misguided release of various lists of alleged pork barrel thieves by […]

Philippine activism FAIL: Now that the Napoles Lists are out WHAT NOW?

I desperately need to ask all the idiots who made a lot of noise clamouring for the release to the public of all these Napoles Lists this simple question: What now? See, I’ve long asserted that a proper and modern investigation of the pork barrel scam can be mounted without these lists. For that matter, […]

Is Ping Lacson gay (not that there is anything wrong with that)?

Now that former Senator and Philippine National Police Chief Panfilo ‘Ping’ Lacson is at the centre of the Napoles List revelation frenzy gripping the land, attention has been drawn to his sexual orientation. So a question as big as the question of the culpability of a bunch of legislators implicated in the pork barrel scam […]