Three common misconceptions about popularity that Filipinos have

Filipinos like participating in numbers games. We’re not just talking about gambling, basketball, etc. The democracy that Filipinos are proud of, and like to participate in, is essentially a numbers game. Whoever has the most numbers wins. Numbers have become almost sort of a credential here in the Philippines. Of course, there is something reassuring […]

Sustaining change is more important than sustaining Duterte’s popularity

As many Philippine History teachers and Rizalistas will attest to, the 19th Century writings of “national hero” Jose Rizal still resonate strongly today in the 21st Century. If true that in more than a century, the Philippines has hardly changed, then, indeed, the confronting question is raised: How much change could any one president actually […]

Mae Paner a.k.a. Juana Change cannot win against the Philippine Army and Mocha Uson

The “debate” on whether it is right that the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) plans to sue shock “activist” Mae Paner (a.k.a. “Juana Change”) for disrespecting the uniform continues to rage. Paner donned a military costume as part of a “protest” spectacle she staged during the second State of the Nation Address delivered by […]

#SONA2017 proves that Duterte is LEGALLY popular!

The second State of the Nation Address (SONA) of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was a hit. Short of trawling the technical report that underpins it, that’s really the only key takeaway from the show Duterte put on yesterday, the 24th July 2017. It was a speech validated by applause and social media engagement around the […]

The Philippine Opposition can REFORM and MODERNISE by purging itself of the Yellowtards

The persistent popularity of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte continues to baffle the “experts”. No less than Mahar Mangahas, resident popularity survey “expert” of the Inquirer.net issued an evidently painfully convoluted “clarification” of the most recent poll which showed Duterte at a par with the likes of the presidential greats of the last 20 years (notably, […]

Here is why ‘human rights’ is a weak argument against Martial Law…

The better question would be: Is “human rights” still relevant in the Philippines? It is, if you are a Martial Law Crybaby who is throwing a tantrum over the recent declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao. For “activists” who shriek “Bloody Murder!” at the mere mention of Martial Law, “human rights” is the be-all-end-all argument […]

Supporters of Leni Robredo dumbfounded by 11 percent fall in trust ratings!

A report published by Pulse Asia on the 5th of April showed that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s “performance ratings” declined by five percentage points and his “trust ratings” by seven percentage points. As expected, the Yellow camp and Duterte’s critics were ecstatic. The eminent former “journalist” and Human Rights Watch research person Caloy Conde was […]

Philippine Elections 2016 is not a vote for Duterte but a vote AGAINST Aquino

Indeed, everybody is shocked — just shocked! — by where this year’s presidential elections are headed. Rodrigo Duterte the crass, irreverent, and possibly murderous candidate who came out of left field from the Philippines’ deep south is leading the polls, handily beating the elegant Grace Poe, the debonaire Jejomar Binay, the prayerful Mar Roxas, and […]