Why can’t Philippine elections be about issues rather than personalities?

In 2009, at the height of a vastly popular but utterly misguided campaign to catapult the reluctant then-candidate Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III to the presidency, we launched our Platform Plez initiative. In that groundbreaking initiative, we provided a simple and intuitive four-point idiot’s guide to formulating a campaign platform and, specifically for the 2010 […]

How can Grace Poe run the Philippines properly if she cannot even fill out a form accurately?

Never mind the issues surrounding her citizenship and residency status, what Filipino voters need to worry about is whether Senator Grace Poe is fit to lead the Philippines or not. It’s actually mind-boggling how her detractors are focusing too much on the technicalities of her qualifications to run for the Presidential election in 2016 considering […]

The hypocrisy in Filipinos’ outrage over the Jejomar Binay Billions

In most normal societies, the mere smell of a rat in one’s person would be enough for that person to be regarded as a political pariah. Not in the Philipines. For months, smoke has been detected in the camp of Philippine Vice President Jejomar ‘Jojo’ Binay thanks to an onslaught of politically-motivated “probes” into his […]

Lee Kuan Yew’s death sets the scene for the Philippines’ presidential elections in 2016!

The death of Singapore elder statesman Lee Kuan Yew (LKY) is notable for its timing from the perspective of the coming 2016 presidential elections in the Philippines. It mirrors a similar timeframe that served as a context for the death of former President Corazon “Cory” Aquino in August 2009, almost exactly a year before the […]

Filipinos must get over the BIG mistake of voting for #PNoy and start thinking about the way FORWARD!

The political discourse in the Philippines hasn’t progressed. In fact, it has regressed, particularly in the “activist” community where reform and change and a focus on new ways to see and effect things should be emanating, but aren’t. Back in the 2009 campaign, the rallying cries of activists who wanted to see different approaches applied […]

Foreign media laud PNoy’s false achievements as Filipinos set to vote for the ‘lesser evil’ again in 2016

I find it quite laughable that a certain Daniel Wagner, CEO of a certain Country Risk Solutions would, on one hand, observe how the Philippines has long been held back by a people that “didn’t demand enough of themselves, or of their government” and sustains a habit of accepting “a low common denominator of performance” […]

The [Real] Government

“Boboto ka nang tama, hindi naman nila bibilangin ng tama. Wag na lang” Limang taon na akong botante, pero isang beses pa lang ako naka experience ng pagboto. Masaya. Parang pyesta, andaming tao, andaming tinda, andaming libre,libre pagkain, pamasahe, meryenda, pamaypay na may tatak, sumbero. Na may tatak. Bag. Damit. Pulseras. – na may tatak. […]

Necropolitics vs negropolitics: Can Grace Poe beat Jejomar Binay to the Philippine presidency?

So a viable winnable candidate who could pose a serious challenge to Vice President Jejomar Binay’s bid for the presidency in 2016 has emerged. Senator Grace Poe has come up as the second most popular presidentiable according to a Pulse Asia “survey” conducted in November wherein respondents were asked who they would vote for President […]