Biases and prejudices rule our lives

“A major danger in using highly abstractive methods in political philosophy is that one will succeed merely in generalizing one’s own local prejudices and repackaging them as demands of reason. The study of history can help to counteract this natural human bias.“— Raymond Geuss We all have our own fair share of biases and prejudices […]

Aquino government’s failures made Philippine problems harder to fix

I was compelled to start blogging in 2009 about Philippine politics and culture after I read a report that former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III who was then still a Senator announced that he will be running for President in 2010. I found it extremely ridiculous that the reason why he decided to run was […]

Philippines’ extrajudicial violence traces roots to Aquino admin according to The New York Times

A New York Times article has confirmed what some of us have been saying all along – that the root of the problem in the Philippines that the current government is facing today can be traced to former President Benigno Simeon Aquino. It is funny though how it had to take foreigners to validate what […]

Noynoy Aquino could have resolved the Marcos burial issue: missed opportunity or deliberate neglect?

According to former Vice President Jejomar Binay, the current controversy surrounding the impending burial of Ferdinand Marcos Sr. at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani (LNMB) should never have happened. Back when he was still with the Office of the Vice President (OVP), Binay had proposed that Marcos be buried in Batac, Ilocos Norte. Binay’s spokesman, […]

Digong’s First Month – a Stark Contrast to Noynoy’s 6 Years of Incompetence and Mismanagement

What amuses many about Einstein’s theory of relativity is the hypothetical Twin Paradox experiment. Imagine identical twin brothers: one stays on earth while the other rides a space ship that travels close to the speed of light. After many years the ship comes back to earth, and to everyone’s surprise, the brother who comes out […]

What The Hague?! Philippines helped China build structures on disputed islands in the South China Sea

I first read it on some obscure website months ago. Knowing that one has to be careful about what one reads online nowadays, I waited for mainstream media to pick it up before taking it seriously. Unfortunately, it has taken years before they did. Just this week, Philippine mainstream media finally publicised reports about how […]

President Rodrigo Duterte’s first State of the Nation Address (SONA)

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will be delivering his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) today. Since Duterte is enjoying a trust rating of 91% — the highest rating among presidents on their first month — we can expect a lot of Filipinos all over the world to be tuned in to watch and listen […]

Just Shut Up and Sing, Leila De Lima!

So it appears that justice has finally been given to former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (GMA) after the Supreme Court of the Philippines has acquitted her for the plunder charges the administration of her successor, former President Noynoy Aquino (Noynoy), has filed. More than 4 years of GMA’s life was unjustly taken from her when she […]