It is with courage that we salute Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippines’ new Chief Executive!

If a landslide vote catapulted now-President-elect Rodrigo Duterte to power, that same landslide vote did not influence the composition of Congress which remains utterly dominated by Liberal Party stalwarts. Indeed, amazingly enough, Franklin Drilon is set to keep his seat in the Senate despite being one of the most rabid of President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ […]

Confessions in the lead up to the 2016 Philippine elections

It has been a year since I started writing under a pseudonym. My main impetus was really to be able to talk freely and participate in online political discussions. When you have friends and family who currently or previously worked in government, it is more considerate to go by an alias when you are airing […]

3 Big Things That Will Happen Should A Duterte-Marcos Tandem Win The 2016 Election

Tension and excitement continues to rise as election day edges ever closer. Already, the LP is playing every hand it can to bring down the opposition but it’s quite clear that anything they do now simply amounts to shoveling sand against an oncoming tidal wave. Heck, President Aquino even claims that he’ll start another People […]

Clueless Noynoy Aquino doesn’t understand why Filipinos hate Daang Matuwid

Even as his days in Malacanang are about to end in a matter of weeks, Philippine President Benigno  Simeon Aquino remains utterly clueless as to why the voters are now rejecting his Daang Matuwid mantra, which his bet and former cabinet member Mar Roxas has promised to continue if elected as the next President. In a […]

Mar Roxas’s fatal campaign error: Selling continuity to a people who wanted change

It should have been obvious from the onset. Filipinos are not happy with the status quo under which they slog through life in the Philippines. Day-to-day, they are beaten down by rampant crime, imprisoned by gridlocked traffic, cowed by Islamic terrorism, and deeply embarrassed by an inability of their own armed forces to protect their […]

Philippine Elections 2016 is not a vote for Duterte but a vote AGAINST Aquino

Indeed, everybody is shocked — just shocked! — by where this year’s presidential elections are headed. Rodrigo Duterte the crass, irreverent, and possibly murderous candidate who came out of left field from the Philippines’ deep south is leading the polls, handily beating the elegant Grace Poe, the debonaire Jejomar Binay, the prayerful Mar Roxas, and […]

Do you want to leave the “Class Act” with the “Bad Guy?”

People were aflutter over Senator Bongbong Marcos’ “class act” performance in the vice-presidential debate a while back. Of course, we are aware that he remains a suspect in the pilfering of billions from our nation’s coffers during his father’s tenure. No need to be worried, despite some cases being dismissed against them, there are still […]

The sad reduction of Leni Robredo

Leni Robredo, the wife of the late Jesse Robredo, is emerging as one of the more seemingly popular choices to be Vice President for the coming National Elections. Whether she is fit for the post is another question entirely. Several critics, some among them commentators here at GRP, have pointed out that she seems to […]