Recall: President BS Aquino was crowned ‘Filipino of the Year’ by the Inquirer in 2010

For old times’ sake, let us revisit how the Inquirer back in 2010 crowned President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III “our Filipino of the Year” after just six months in power. This honour was bestowed on the incumbent Philippine president supposedly for being “the living Filipino who made the most positive impact in 2010”. And, […]

Does Philippine Senator Bong Revilla deserve to be treated harshly while in prison?

The Philippines is abuzz over the latest misfortune porn craze, the surrender to the police and imprisonment of movie-star-turned-Philippine-Senator Ramon ‘Bong’ Revilla Jr. Over the last several days Netizens are posting and sharing updates on the minutiae of Revilla’s fall from grace since he and Senators Jinggoy Estrada and Juan Ponce Enrile were implicated in […]

Just because Kris Aquino denies it does not mean she may not end up a winner in 2016

If you read carefully what Kris Aquino says on record regarding this matter, that “It has never been discussed,” and that such a concept is “not on the table” you will find that she basically deferring the decision to other people, whether that decision comes from the President himself or his sidekick Mar. In this […]

Incompetence and corruption rule in the Philippines as evident in PNoy’s popularity and the continued rise of dynasties

Most Filipinos would rather stay in an abusive relationship than a healthy one. This is evident in the latest SWS survey result showing that most Filipinos are satisfied with Philippine President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino’s performance despite his government’s glaring incompetence and abuse of power. In fact, those who are dissatisfied and who are calling […]

What a difference a day makes – from incredible to infernal: Noynoy’s feature on Time 100

What a difference a day makes, twenty-four little hours … What a difference a day makes, and the difference is you – Stanley Adams, What a Diff’rence a Day Makes What a difference a day makes indeed. President Benigno Simeon Aquino (BS Aquino) should have been getting good publicity for being featured on Time’s 100 […]

Kris Aquino doesn’t have to worry about becoming irrelevant

Like her or hate her, Kris Aquino is not going to go away and fade into oblivion anytime soon. Especially not after she was recognized for her talk show Kris TV at the USTv Students’ Choice Awards early this month. That award which she won had got her declaring that she’s happy to still be […]

Why I think Kris Aquino may be President someday

She is charismatic and animated. Perhaps she is the only child of the late national “hero” Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr who actually took after him. Indeed, she not only stands out among her dowdy, dull, and uninspiring siblings, she outshines celebrities that are far more glamorous in her industry. Kris Aquino was the face of […]

How popularity trumps talent in most ‘contests’ nowadays

Popularity contests seem to have taken a new turn in the last decade. It has become literally, just about being “liked”. Forget about working on your talent or congeniality. Joining a contest takes less effort than that. If you have no problem with shameless self-promotion, you can win just about anything. Gone are the days […]