Senator Antonio Trillanes’s psychopathic behaviour doesn’t belong in the Philippine Senate

Senator Antonio Trillanes is exhibiting signs that he could be a psychopath. He doesn’t care about damaging the reputation of the Philippine Senate as long as he gets what he wants. Indeed, Trillanes has a long history of betrayal. In the past, the public witnessed how he used his privileges as a senator to persecute […]

Lessons from history about insurgency in the Philippines

Insurgency, rebellion, and separatist movements (Note: I will use these three terms interchangeably.) have always been part and parcel of Philippine history. In this regard, it is no different from other countries and their histories. Successive Philippine governments have had to deal with several of these movements. In the spotlight are the Communist Party of […]

Was the Philippines’ mainstream media hoodwinked into reacting to #LeniLeaks?

That, of course, is a question that will underlie countless debates over the foreseeable future. Was there a conspiracy to oust sitting President Rodrigo Duterte in the works behind the shadowy non-security of a YahooGroups message forum? Is there really evidence to support sedition charges against Leni Robredo’s camp sitting in those “leaked” emails? Only […]

Anti-Marcos reaction to Sandro Marcos’s Rogue One tweet exposes them as chumps!

With just a four-word tweet, Sandro Marcos, son of Vice-Presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos, attracted all sorts of “mockery” from the anti-Marcos buzzing bees again: As handily summed up by local media, anti-Marcos people were quick to remind Sandro, that the movie Rogue One is “a story of a rebellion trying to overthrow an oppressive tyrannical […]

Remembering the Heroes of the Martial Law Era

“As of the twenty-third of this month, I signed Proclamation Number 1081 placing the entire Philippines under martial law” said President Ferdinand E. Marcos on that famous television broadcast 44 years ago today, September 23. Before the declaration of martial law, the country was in a state of upheaval. It was the middle of the […]

The criminal in senators’ clothing that is Antonio Trillanes

If there is anything or anyone that epitomises everything that is wrong with the Philippines, it is none other than “senator” Antonio Trillanes. I enclose “senator” in quotes whenever I refer to Trillanes because he is one only because a piece of paper says so. In spirit he is anything but. Indeed, even the idea […]

Only a massively-popular celebrity can stop a Binay presidency now!

Jejomar Binay ‘should’ not be a presidential candidate in the Philippines. But of course. This, however, is the Philippines. And, yes, Binay is a presidential candidate. Not just a presidential candidate, but the leading candidate. Bizarre as that may seem, that is the reality in the Philippines. The country is a democracy, and vocally “proud” […]

Will mutineer-turned-‘senator’ Antonio Trillanes IV make a good Philippine president?

The vacuousness of Philippine politics is on a roll, delivering yet another no-surprise revelation: mutineer-turned-‘senator’ Antonio Trillanes IV may be inching his way towards a presidential candidacy for the 2016 elections. His statements on the matter are obviously just feelers at this point. He reportedly stated in Tagalog a few days back that he is […]