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 […]

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 […]