Democracy offers Filipinos a mere illusion of choice

The trouble with democracy is that it gives people a false sense of power over their individual destinies. That is a dangerous delusion we are nurturing in the minds of what in reality are an utterly powerless people. The deeper agendas behind entire governments — for example, Philippine President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino III’s mission […]

DILG Undersecretary Rico Puno linked to blacklisted international arms dealer

You’d think that a meeting with China with which the Philippines is in the middle of a military showdown over rival claims on several groups of islands in the West Philippine Sea would be high on the agenda for the Philippine president. That Philippine President Benigno “BS” Aquino III could actually find the time to […]

All eyes on DILG Undersecretary Rico Puno as reports of shady business linked to Robredo’s death surface

Following reports that police officers led by Department of Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Rico Puno had tried to “raid” the late Secretary Jesse Robredo’s apartment just a day after his fatal plane crash, an ABS-CBN News report has revealed that Robredo had in fact been investigating an arms deal that involved Puno… ABS-CBN News […]

Anti-gun alert issued by top Malacañang official following Batman movie massacre in Colorado

The Philippines reportedly implemented “tighter security at all shopping malls” in the aftermath of a shooting rampage during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Colorado, the United States that resulted in the deaths of 12 cinema patrons on Friday. No less than Edwin Lacierda, spokesman of Philippine President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino […]

Hypocritical respect

Is this an honest mistake or a subliminal message from the Office of the President based on PNoy’s warning to China regarding the disputed Spratlys? To quote: ““We may not have the capabilities now, but that might force us to increase our capabilities also,”? Or is this a message that the PNoy administration is dead […]