‘Silent Majority’ signals a return of the Yellow camp to ‘Opposition’ mode

The notion of the “Silent Majority”, which the camp of incumbent President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III and his ill-fated would-be successors Mar Roxas and sidekick Leni Robredo have recently retreated to, is a sign. It is a sign that the Yellow camp has reverted back to its “Opposition” mode of operations reminiscent of the […]

Junjun Binay ‘drama’ continues: Court of Appeals issues 60-day TRO on his suspension as Makati Mayor!

Style bulok na yan. Seriously? Calling supporters to camp outside the office you had holed yourself up in? Apparently, now-suspended Makati City Mayor Jejomar “Junjun” Binay Jr thinks he is above the law. After being suspended for six months by the Office of the Ombudsman last week on the 11th March over corruption allegations, the […]

ABS-CBN Facebook post #RememberCoryAquino backfires: slammed by commentators weary of ‘people power’ rhetoric

A colleague of mine had the presence of mind to take a big screen capture of the epic response to ABS-CBN News’s legendary update “Cory Aquino. Democracy icon. How do you #RememberCoryAquino?” posted on its Facebook page late last night — in case it was deleted. I thought for a while that it had been […]

Do showbiz politics and ‘brown presidents’ make a good mix?

Things haven’t changed much in Philippine politics despite efforts to impart upon Filipino voters the finer cognitive skills involved in choosing their leaders. Of course, it is really foolish to expect more from candidates like Joseph ‘Erap’ Estrada and Jejomar ‘Jojo’ Binay… [Photo courtesy When in Manila.] Some people may express “shock” at such spectacular […]

Shock activism! Have Filipino ‘activists’ become the very politicians they presume to criticize?

It seems when things happen to be convenient for us, we are willing to lower the bar of the standards of decency we apply and the principles we presume to pontificate about. Recall how jeepneys were once regarded as “ingenious” quick solutions to what at the time was a grossly-misunderstood issue of mobility in a […]