Duterte has to deal with the South China Sea mess Aquino left unresolved

A decision issued by the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) at The Hague finally came out early July 2016 and rejected China’s claim that all of the South China Sea including the Spratly Islands and Scarborough Shoal is part of its territory. While it was the Philippines that filed the case with the international tribunal, […]

Mga katanungan tungkol sa Philippines vs. China arbitration case

1. ANO ANG SOVEREIGNTY? Ang ibig sabihin ng sovereignty ay full and absolute control and authority within a territory. Ang territory ng isang bansa ay nagtatapos sa kanyang territorial waters, 12 nautical miles mula sa kanyang baseline. Pati ang airspace, bed at subsoil ng territorial waters ay kasama rin sa territory ng isang bansa. Sa […]

President Rodrigo Duterte’s inauguration speech: change has already started!

Noon, the 30th of June, 2016: the term of the 16th President of the Republic of the Philippines officially starts. According to the program, the newly-inaugurated president would give a speech, a few choice remarks. Before we get to the speech itself, let’s mention one standout thing observers noted in a photograph of President Duterte […]

President Duterte should NEVER forget Leni Robredo’s vicious campaign against him

At the centre of all the chatter surrounding the ascent of Leni Robredo to the office of the Vice President of the Philippines lies the question: What will be her role in the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte? The future does not look too bright for the presumptive “vice president”. Putting aside the allegations of […]

Goodbye to a rule-breaker. Goodbye Noynoy Aquino!

The time to say goodbye to Philippine President Benigno Simeon Aquino is finally here. It is hard to believe it has been six years. To some, it has been the most unbearable six years. The number of people who couldn’t wait for his term to end grew significantly throughout his term. In the beginning, there […]

3 Big Truths About People That Dumb Pinoys Simply Don’t Understand Or Accept

Okay, after ChinoF wrote his rant about how overrated people are for Pinoys, it’s time to point out some of the more obvious problems inherent in our culture in terms of how we view other people. Truth be told, one of the major reasons the wrong people often end up in often wrong positions of […]

Wait… Why blame Duterte? He’s not yet the President!

Are you crazy or just plain stupid? According to educator and philosopher, Paul J. Glenn (1933), some of the notable errors in thinking are “the careless acceptance of common and uncriticized opinions; prejudice; and inordinate predominance of personal preference”.1 This happens when a false is judged to be true and the true is judged to […]

The slow noisy demise of the Cult of Yellow

I’ve been observing my Facebook and Twitter timelines over the last couple of weeks. It could be because of the people I follow and the friends I keep, but in between posts and tweets about the NBA Finals and Game of Thrones, I’ve noticed a pattern in the way supporters of the Liberal Party (I’ll […]