Don’t be quick to imagine parallels between Najib “ouster” in Malaysia and the 1986 “people power revolution”

True to form in the way Filipinos imagine themselves to be the inventors of “peaceful change in leadership”, we see the Inquirer editor, in that familiar tradition of Filipino self-aggrandisement, insert the “Filipino experience” into Malaysian current events. Today’s Inquirer Op-Ed peace is given the title “The Marcoses of Malaysia”. Not surprisingly, practically the entire […]

Justice is SERVED now that Sereno is no longer Chief Justice. Rest in Peace former CJ Renato Corona

Was justice served now that the now-former Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno has been removed from office? Technically yes — because the Supreme Court has the final say when it comes to inerpreting the law. What is the recourse of the Opposition who insist that the Supreme Court is wrong? None, at least within the framework […]

Filipino Unity – Is there such a thing?

When was the last time Filipinos were united? Some will say it was as the Yellow horde back in the EDSA I People Power Revolution days that Filipinos truly got together to depose an “evil malevolent dictator”. But they weren’t, since those warm bodies that flooded EDSA’s lanes represented just a fraction of the total population […]

Filipinos must put EDSA I and Yellowtardism where they belong

In the rubbish bin of history. By now it is pretty obvious that there is still a considerable group of Filipinos – many of them supposedly who are “educated” – who refuse to let go of the EDSA I narrative. To put it quite plainly, EDSA People Power happened simply because the leader at that […]

The Rapplerettes in Mullets of the 1986 “People Power Revolution”

Assistant Secretary for Social Media Mocha Uson actually does raise scrumptuous food for thought in her two recent “surveys” regarding the 1986 EDSA “People Power Revolution”. Uson presumably uses today’s loose definition of “fake news” being bandied around by, in all ironies, the Liberal Party leaders of the Opposition (a.k.a. the Yellowtards) and the Catholic […]

Ed Lingao validates Mocha Uson’s “EDSA people power is Fake News” survey

The Opposition’s “thought leaders” are, yet again, getting all their panties twisted, this time over an online poll conducted by Assistant Secretary for Social Media Mocha Uson. In a survey posted on Facebook, Uson asked her followers, “Naniniwala ba kayo na ang 1986 EDSA PEOPLE POWER ay isang produkto ng FAKE NEWS???” (Translated: “Do you […]

The Philippine Opposition is obsolete and needs to be replaced with one focused on nation building

What next? Again, this is the question Filipinos are left with following this year’s “EDSA People Power Revolution” anniversary. Specifically, the question of how exactly to build upon the experience of this 1986 “revolution” has become a head-scratcher for most. It all seemed clear back then — how “freedom” would be the foundation upon which […]

Duterte overthrown by a revolt led by Rappler CEO Maria Ressa: a scenario analysis

Though difficult to tell for sure, the Opposition led by the Liberal Party (the Yellowtards) gained some measure of success in spinning what was primarily a citation of lapses in corporate compliance on the part of “social news network” Rappler into an issue of “press freedom”. Led by its embattled CEO Maria Ressa, the Yellowtards […]