President Noynoy Aquino and criticism: can’t live with it, can’t live without it

Philippine president Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino does not hide the fact that he does not like being criticized. He takes every opportunity whenever he speaks out in front of a crowd to express just how much and what he thinks of them; his recent State of the Nation Address (SONA) last July 28, 2014 was […]

Pot calling the kettle black: Noynoy Aquino warns Manny Pacquiao against using the media to fight the Tax Man

Ironic that Philippine President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino III would warn boxing champ Manny Pacquiao about using the media to gain public sympathy for his tax woes. “If [Pacquiao] did right, then I’m sure he will be able to prove that he did right, and therefore there is no issue,” Aquino said. “So the way […]

Does the government of President Noynoy Aquino govern? Or does it MERELY spin?

In a rare stroke of balance, “social news network” site Rappler published the scholarly work of eminent sociologist Nicole Curato, “a post-doctoral research fellow at the Center for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the Australian National University” according to the short bio included at the foot of her article The President as spin doctor. […]