4 issues Philippine presidential candidates should address in the lead up to the 2016 election

Filipinos should be grateful to The New York Times for being instrumental in putting an end to talks around whether or not Philippine President Benigno Simeon (BS) Aquino should seek another term. The news site’s scathing editorial lambasting the President for hinting he would support the amendment of the 1987 Constitution to allow him to […]

DAP is the result of Noynoy Aquino’s lack of planning, lack of foresight and lack of vision

Nobody knew about the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) outside of Philippine President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino’s inner circle. Not even the members of Congress and the Senate knew the program existed until the President was forced to defend giving additional P50 million each to the Senators who convicted former Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona […]

Philippine President Noynoy Aquino starts a bloodless civil war over #DAP!

War is now brewing between the Executive Branch of the Philippine government headed by President Benigno Simeon ‘BS” Aquino III and the Supreme Court headed by Aquino-appointed Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno. This is a path chosen by President BS Aquino after the epic fail that was his public address last Monday, the 14th July where […]

PNoy and supporters get desperate in defending the DAP

Malacanang apologists were quiet for a while after the Supreme Court declared the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) unconstitutional. They were most likely too stumped to respond because for one, they could not get their heads around the technical details of the ruling and two; they were probably too shocked after the revelation that their idol, […]

How idiopreneurship can stem the flow of talented people abandoning the Philippines

Much has been said about how the appalling work conditions, low pay, and stifling congestion in the Philippines is driving away its most talented workers. But what seems to be the biggest put-off for the greatest Filipino minds is the intellectual bankruptcy that prevails in Philippine society. Much has also been said about technology being […]

Senator Miriam Santiago: ‘social media superstar’ or just another ampaw politician?

Of all people. Senator Miriam Santiago was the last person in the world I would’ve expected to request that Philippine President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino III be “given leeway in making his decisions.” “I will be very careful in criticizing a president because I have close, first hand observation of how difficult it is to […]

Is Oriental Mindoro Representative Rey Umali desperate for pork?

Funny how Oriental Mindoro Rep. Rey Umali is now reportedly leading a House bid to raise an impeachment complaint against the Philippine Supreme Court (SC). According to Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN) Secretary-General Renato Reyes, this impeachment bid “could be an attempt to stop the High Court from declaring the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) as unconstitutional.” […]

President Noynoy Aquino cannot take credit for the abolition of pork barrel funds

Now that the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel funds has been declared illegal or unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, we are seeing a lot of politicians who are doing an about-face. Some members of Congress are now saying that they are happy with the decision because they have been for its abolition […]