Former USec Francis Baraan III: Was he really involved in drug trafficking at the New Bilibid Prisons?

Last we recall, Senator Leila De Lima remains locked up on charges of “sale, trading, administration, dispensation, delivery, distribution and transportation of illegal drugs” related to allegations that she was involved in a conspiracy together with other high-ranking government officials to allow a multi-million peso drug trade to flourish within the National Bilibid Prisons (NBP) […]

Only fools expect the TRUTH to emerge from a Philippine ‘Congressional Inquiry’

Indeed, as the Inquirer editor laments today; Whom to believe?. As I mentioned in a previous article, for me, the biggest shocker in the developing story around the arrest of Ronnie Dayan and Kerwin Espinosa is that they will be going straight into yet another “Congressional probe”. The Inquirer editor, therefore, shouldn’t act so baffled […]

Ronnie Dayan’s comedic presentation to the media a prelude to a farcical Congressional hearing

After a massive manhunt, Ronnie Dayan, the elusive former driver-cum-lover (pardon the pun) of Senator Leila de Lima, finally falls. Seeing him live on TV for the first time gives us a better sense of who Dayan is. Suffice to say, he does not come across as one of the brighter bulbs in the room. […]

Leila de Lima should resign to show respect for Filipinos and the Senate

In other countries, the normal and the right thing a disgraced politician would do is resign. This is a noble gesture to demonstrate personal accountability for damage a politician may have caused the public office he or she occupies. It is a show of respect for one’s country and government. These virtues cannot be used […]

Hysterical Leila de Lima is not the right woman to represent women

The ongoing war of words between Senator Leila De Lima and her political enemies headed by President Rodrigo Duterte has some feminist groups in the Philippines up in arms, labelling criticism against De Lima as misogynist and a form of sexual harassment. They are using the gender card in defending De Lima. As a female, […]