The Yellowtards are an annoying bunch of fake and obsolete Opposition leaders

Over the six-year rule of former Philippine President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III, we at Get Real Post used to be continuously asked why we are so against Aquino. My personal response to that is that he represents everything that is wrong with the Filipino. This makes sense considering that GetRealPhilippines.com — the mothership of […]

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 […]

Government Service: A “Signature industry” Duterte will change

Beware bureaucrats! Change is coming your way! What is the signature industry? It is not uncommon to hear the rants and raves of people, frustrated about how long it takes for government to process an application. Whether it is a business permit, license, passport, clearance, certification, loans and claims from SSS, Pag-Ibig, Philhealth, etc., it’s […]

It is with courage that we salute Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippines’ new Chief Executive!

If a landslide vote catapulted now-President-elect Rodrigo Duterte to power, that same landslide vote did not influence the composition of Congress which remains utterly dominated by Liberal Party stalwarts. Indeed, amazingly enough, Franklin Drilon is set to keep his seat in the Senate despite being one of the most rabid of President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ […]

Mar Roxas’s fatal campaign error: Selling continuity to a people who wanted change

It should have been obvious from the onset. Filipinos are not happy with the status quo under which they slog through life in the Philippines. Day-to-day, they are beaten down by rampant crime, imprisoned by gridlocked traffic, cowed by Islamic terrorism, and deeply embarrassed by an inability of their own armed forces to protect their […]

Filipinos need to face a Duterte presidency LIKE MEN rather than be all girly about it

A tweet issued yesterday by Inquirer columnist Dax Lucas resonated loudly across the Philippines’ Netizens: The country’s so-called enlightened class in near panic over the prospects of a Duterte presidency. What a fascinating sight to behold. Indeed, the elegant simplicity of this tweet hit me hard too and, finally, how I really feel about these […]

5 Big Reasons President Aquino Will Be Remembered As A Failure Of A Man

Well, it seems we can all be grateful that President Aquino’s term is almost over. Indeed, just a few more nights and it looks like we can finally say good riddance to perhaps one of the worst regimes that ever graced Malacanang. Needless to say, I’m sure a lot of you feel relieved that in […]

Improving the use of social media to elevate the quality of debate in Philippine politics

It’s been more than half a decade now since social media first started emerging as (supposedly) a potent platform for political “debate”. And before that era there already was a thriving Philippine blogosphere of the late 1990s and early 2000’s, when notable opinion-shapers like Manuel L Quezon III, the writers of the Philippine Center for […]