Mar Roxas’s mouth is his own worst enemy

Normally, in any upcoming election, the “Anointed One” of the incumbent is a position that is coveted because of the weight of the supposed political influence that the incumbent can bring. It is also, however, a tough spot to be in. If the incumbent was a good one, the pressure is on the chosen one […]

The public relations disaster that is Celia Veloso

As I wrote in my previous article The Philippines’ shame: Bickering over the Mary Jane Veloso case, the five-year plight of Mary Jane Veloso leading to the 11th-hour stink raised by the Philippines’ “activist” community which, in turn, spurred the government of President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III to get on the ball negotiating a […]

The Philippines can be a great nation only if Filipinos learn to be TRUTHFUL

The trouble with politicians is that they spend an inordinate amount of time propping up their reputations. Because of this obssessive focus on reputation, the inclination to lie, misrepresent facts, and downright suppress information becomes a lot more powerful — which is why politicians lie. What if we propose the ideal hypothetical politician, one who […]

Why DILG Secretary Mar Roxas deserves to be ridiculed

You gotta laugh when you read about people coming to the defense of Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas. There is enough reason to take Roxas’s numerous laughable publicity stunts with a grain of salt at best. An executive riding a motorbike without a helmet to do work he should be delegating […]

I am Jejomar Binay

I am Jejomar Binay. I’ve been that politician in the wrong place at the wrong time. I’ve been in dark alleys, rented rooms, and in the company of strange men. But I was lucky (like you’ve been lucky) that the person who could have harmed either of us just didn’t harm us at that time. […]

DOTC Secretary Jun Abaya’s epic MRT public relations fail

Not surprising. Political observers gave Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) Secretary Jun Abaya a unanimous Fail in his most recent public relations stunt. Yesterday, the 28th August, Abaya stepped up to a self-imposed challenge to prove Manila’s decrepit Metro Rail Transit was “safe”. The MRT has been beleaguered by recent high-profile mishaps, among them […]

Kris Aquino’s PR strategy: Selling PNoy’s potential martyrdom

Sometimes if you want something done right, you gotta do it yourself — or at least get a close member of your family to do it, like your sister. Apparently, the most bloated department in Malacanang simply can’t get the job done. The Communications Group of Philippine President Benigno Simeon BS Aquino III is composed […]

Capping the year with a pat on the back: SWS survey issues ‘solid’ rating to President Noynoy Aquino

The Inquirer.net report couldn’t have put it quite more succinctly. Philippine President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino III capped the year with “a pat on the back”… “The results of the Fourth Quarter 2013 Social Weather Survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) make it evident: The Filipino people continue to stand shoulder to shoulder […]