Rodrigo Duterte should apologize over his rape ‘joke’ video

In a recently released video, mayor Duterte commented on the rape and murder of an Australian lay minister. The following is a transcript of his statements. “Ni-rape nila lahat ng babae…So ang unang casualty, ang isa dun yung lay minister na Australyana. Tsk, problema ito. Australyana eh! Pag labas, binalot. Tiningnan ko yung mukha. Putangina, […]

‘Daisy’: Why I Lost Hope In The Philippines

WARNING: Mature readers only. This is NOT a joke. This issue continues to affect me on a very deep level.¬† So there it is, it seems that the presidential debate is over (as covered here by Charles Englund) and people are now gearing up to celebrate the anniversary of the EDSA Revolution, the so-called¬†bloodless¬†revolution that […]

Jeffrey Laude was 7 years older than US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton, just 19 and a recent hi-school grad

Turns out United States Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton is just 19 years old and graduated High School only last year. In a report published by the American news site South Coast Today, Pemberton is described by his uncle as “a really good kid” while a neighbour called him “a friendly person” and […]

Why do we like circulating photos of dead victims of violent crime?

Nobody will disagree that there are a lot of heinous crimes being perpetrated today, and a lot of it is going unpunished. Recently I saw a photo of the latest murder-rape victim making the rounds on Facebook. The photo depicted what the poster claimed to be “Sarah”, a 14-15 year old girl who was allegedly […]

Does the Eraserheads’ song ‘Spolarium’ tell of the rape of Pepsi Paloma?

What is it about the words in the Eraserheads’ song “Spolarium” that continues to intrigue urban legend mongers? Speculation surrounding how the underlying meaning of its lyrics points to the sensational 1980s rape case that links Philippine Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto to the alleged rape of 1980’s starlet Pepsi Paloma have finally made it to […]

What women like Deniece Cornejo teach us about rape

Wow! Turns out my initial hunches about the Vhong Navarro incident were right! Unlike Senator Bong Revilla’s toy truckload of evidence (literally), the evidence burying mobster Cedric Lee and girlette Deniece Cornejo is mountainous (figuratively). As such, I find it hard to believe it when I see some people still coming to the defense of […]

DOJ Sec Leila De Lima and Malacanang looking good as Lee and Cornejo case collapses

Given the picture emerging so far, lead goon Cedric Lee and his squeeze starlet Deniece Cornejo are toast. There is no way the rape allegations lobbed by Cornejo against Vhong Navarro could hold water. CCTV footage analysed by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) had shown that Cornejo had left her condo within a minute […]

Life imprisonment potentially awaits Cedric Lee and Deniece Cornejo

It seems the party of underworld thug Cedric Lee and starlet Deniece Cornejo may be in deep trouble now following a detailed analysis of security CCTV footage obtained from the building management of Forbeswood Heights conducted by the Philippines’ National Bureau of Investigation (NBI). Despite some hearsay reports that Cedric Lee had some elements of […]