Will Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s brand of ‘justice’ work on a national scale?

Former Commission on Human Rights (CHR) chairperson Loretta Ann Rosales thinks Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, a Presidential candidate for the 2016 Presidential elections, has the makings of a dictator. She is basing her opinion on Duterte’s “alleged vigilante-style approach against suspected criminals in his city”. Here are some of the things she had to say […]

Noynoy Aquino wasted Filipinos’ time and resources on the wrong priorities

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) held in the Philippines is evidence that if the government’s priorities are right, it can accomplish or do important and difficult tasks. Case in point is the way the government spruced up Metro Manila in preparation for the arrival of the international delegates attending the summit, which included world leaders […]

#GodSaveOurDemocracy From A Roxas Regime (Part Two)

(This continues the fictional reconstruction of conversations I’ve had with several political operators a couple of weeks ago. There are many ways of telling the truth, sometimes it’s just more interesting to point at it with what is essentially a lie.) (Read Part One Here) “The very essence of democracy is the freedom to choose. But […]

Will President Noynoy Aquino go down in history as a good president?

Probably not. For the essential and even critical problems that have beset the Philippines for decades, there was hardly any change that came out over the last six years under his watch. Why? The answer is quite simple: President BS Aquino did not try hard enough. Consider the manner with which BS Aquino’s fans lauded […]

A better Philippines under President Miriam Defensor-Santiago

She may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but Miriam Defensor-Santiago (MDS) is definitely not like all the rest of them. And, suddenly, just like that, there is a viable standout above the three uninspiring, undifferentiated, pwede-na-yan presidential candidates. With Santiago in the race, there will be a political debate. The sad none-of-the-above choices now […]

Jejomar Binay: Unworthy to be President

Jejomar Binay has criticized P-Noy for being dictatorial like Ferdinand Marcos in the context of the impeachment of the former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Renato Corona, whose appointment at the eleventh hour of then outgoing administration was highly questionable, by the former President, GMA, whose mandate was just as spurious (“Hello Garci”). The […]

Noynoy Aquino is the worst president the Philippines ever had

Supporters of Philippine President Benigno Simeon Aquino insist that he is the “greatest” President the country has ever had. Now that his term is about to end, they worry about who can continue his so-called “reforms” after he leaves office. However, the fact that they are worried about who the next President will be already […]

Congress, the ‘biggest criminal syndicate in the Philippines’, approves terrorist #Bangsamoro Basic Law!

Clearly, the approval of the Bangsamoro Basic Law by the House Ad Hoc Committee was a case of railroading. The committee, for starters, was padded with Malacanang allies. And, not surprisingly, the “investment” paid off. CNN Philippines reports… Malacañan allies in the House of Representatives comprised the majority of the 48 votes favoring the BBL. […]