Who Among the 2016 Candidates Will Hold BS Aquino Accountable After His Term?

Shortly after a popular uprising in 2001, Philippine President Joseph “Erap” Estrada was removed from his position and replaced by Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who before that point was the Vice President. Under pursuit by Arroyo and the Supreme Court, Estrada was arrested for government plunder and found guilty after a lengthy trial, though Arroyo eventually pardoned him […]

Noynoy Aquino wasted Filipinos’ time and resources on the wrong priorities

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) held in the Philippines is evidence that if the government’s priorities are right, it can accomplish or do important and difficult tasks. Case in point is the way the government spruced up Metro Manila in preparation for the arrival of the international delegates attending the summit, which included world leaders […]

“Don’t start a business in the Philippines”, according to BizNews Asia

The cover of the BizNews Asia, vol. 13, no. 22 reads “If you want to start a business, don’t start it in the Philippines”. This is further expounded on in a paragraph also found on the lower part of the cover page: The World Bank ranks the Philippines 95th in ease of doing business, 161st […]

Trying to Penetrate a Crazy Mind

[This is satire.  Exact similarities to actual names and events are coincidences, and should not be construed as intended, as intent is only to tickle.  Do not read too much into the names and events for they may be true, or may not, but if you do, writer shall not be held liable for the […]

Grace Poe’s Honesty Play Does Not Cut It For Her

So Senator Grace Poe appears to be bent on challenging Vice President Binay for the Presidency in 2016. Based on the latest surveys, she does appear to be the only candidate at this point who has a fighting chance against VP Binay’s candidacy. While Binay’s camp tries to convince the Filipino electorate that experience and […]

The Bangsamoro Basic Law is not the solution to the conflict in Mindanao

They say the best way to understand something complicated is to approach it the way a child would: ask simple questions. To understand the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, Filipinos should do the same – ask simple questions. Once people finally get down to the basics, they will soon realize how unrealistic, unnecessary and wasteful the […]

Filipinos give Philippine history’s ‘bad’ guy a second look due to lack of progress

Former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos passed away in 1989 but seeing the way people are talking about him lately, it’s as if he is still alive today. This is evident in the way some members of mainstream media keep reliving the “horrors” of the Marcos years. There are quite a number of articles highlighting the […]

Noynoy Aquino’s arrogance is forcing Filipinos to take matters into their own hands

The mobbing of Budget Secretary Butch Abad by angry students from the University of the Philippines (UP) is a sign that the system in the Philippines has broken down. The fact that a large group of Filipinos did not hesitate to verbally abuse a public official and were even prepared to physically assault him shows […]