Criminals who butchered #SAF44 still at large while Congress debates ‘peace’ in Manila

Whether or not the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is still something worth considering is now beside the point. The more important fact to consider is that a crime has been committed, 44 Filipino police officers are dead, and the perpetrators of this crime are not in any of the “hearings”, “probes”, and/or “inquiries” going […]

PNoy’s lack of leadership exposed following the Mamasapano massacre

Two weeks after the deadly Mamasapano clash, Philippine President Benigno Simeon (BS) Aquino managed to come up with a better spin on the tragedy during his recent speech addressed to the nation. After receiving confirmation of the killing of Zulkifli bin Hir (a.k.a. “Marwan”), he declared the operation a “success” despite the 44 casualties: Mabigat […]

Why Negotiating With Terrorists Can Do More Harm Than Good

In the olden days, people were almost never safe. I remember writing in a previous article that during the times of Ancient Greece, people considered themselves safe when they weren’t in any immediate danger. In those days, barbarism was all too often a common occurrence (and probably one of the major causes of death) and […]

SAF 44 massacre fallout: Why Philippine President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III should resign

Philippine President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III has lost the confidence of the Filipino people. This time, the trust he continues to squander hits a government service critical to the wellbeing of ordinary Filipinos — the police force. The loss of 44 of the Philippine National Police’s (PNP’s) finest officers to the savagery of the […]

BBL review head Sen Bongbong Marcos maps way forward following SAF 44 massacre

The proposed peace agreement between the Philippine government and the terrorist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) need not be declared dead. Amidst the din of chatter around what happens next following the horrific massacre of 44 Philippine National Police (PNP) Special Action Force (SAF) troopers by the MILF, Senator Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr who heads […]

The 44 SAF troopers died heroes, but their deaths were all in vain

A lot of people are telling me that the tipping point has finally come — that a critical mass of Filipinos are finally seeing Philippine President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III for who he really is: the president who should not have been elected. Readers who have followed and read Get Real Post and participated […]

What is taking President Aquino so long to address the nation about the PNP-SAF police massacre??

Recall what happened on the 7th January 2015 in Paris, France. Shots were first reported coming from the Charlie Hebdo offices on Boulevard Richard Lenoir at 10:57am. By 11:31am, French President Francois Hollande was reported to be on his way to the scene of the crime. And by 11:54 a.m. Hollande was addressing the French […]

Mindanao carnage: Will the brutal police massacre put an end to the misguided fantasy of #Bangsamoro autonomy?

Inquirer columnist Rina Jimenez-David called it a mere “wrinkle” in the “peace process”. “Disheartening” news that is a “cause for concern” is how she describes the massacre of 50 members of the Philippine National Police’s (PNP’s) elite Special Action Force (SAF) allegedly by elements of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) and the Moro Islamic […]