Critics who call for Duterte’s ouster should be charged with inciting rebellion

Critics of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte are frustrated. They are showing signs of desperation in their bid to get rid of him. An article recently published by blogsite Rappler advocated the ousting of Duterte — a duly-elected President who won without a shadow of a doubt. The author, Herbert Docena, also claims to be advocating […]

Lessons Duterte could learn from the past admin to contain the Kian Loyd Delos Santos issue

The way things are looking, seventeen year-old Kian Loyd Delos Santos, who was killed in a police operation last week, could become the latest rallying artifact of the Philippine Opposition. The key principle that underlies this latching onto Delos Santos are the ideas that (1) he was killed in a police anti-drug operation (2) amidst […]

Free college will end up costing more

So the bill for free college education at state universities and colleges was signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte. Many Filipinos are rejoicing for yet another freebie for the people. We have free contraceptives and now we have free college education (among other freebies). But what does “free college” really mean? Does it mean […]

From First World to Third: The Philippine Story

The Philippine case of reverse-transformation from a former colony of first-world USA that was only 2nd to Japan and burgeoning with potential in the middle of the last century into the foremost basket case among emerging tigers serves as a prima facie model example in the world’s handbook on “How NOT to run a country”. As […]

Duterte calling Noynoy “gago” or a fool got kudos from Filipinos

Despite the heavy rains that resulted in suspension of classes at all levels and disruption in businesses, Filipinos have something to celebrate this week. Former Philippine President BS Aquino finally got what he deserves. President Rodrigo Duterte finally did what a lot of people have been wanting to do for years – to swear at […]

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 […]

The fuzzy math of Rodrigo Duterte’s critics

Coming from a Mathematics intensive background, I always try to know as much as I can about, and contribute if possible, the local state of science education. Mathematics is a science too, you know. And mathematics and logic often go together. Back then in the lead up to the 2016 elections, I did call out […]

Duterte reminded Filipinos who they REALLY are during his #SONA2017 address

Self-anointed disente Filipinos were aghast with what they described as the balasubas (uncouth) behaviour of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte as he delivered his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) last Monday. The alluring Senator Risa Hontiveros, one of Duterte’s chief critics in the Senate sported her hottest resting bitch face (RBF) which she kept […]