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. […]

The Bangsamoro Basic Law is not the solution to the conflict in Mindanao

They say the best way to understand something complicated is to approach it the way a child would: ask simple questions. To understand the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, Filipinos should do the same – ask simple questions. Once people finally get down to the basics, they will soon realize how unrealistic, unnecessary and wasteful the […]

#Bangsamoro ‘homeland’ dream just a land-grab strategy built upon a guilt-trip myth

Let’s straighten out some things in response to this renewed drive for secession, ill-disguised as BangsaMoro from those who threaten war if they don’t get what they want. And these are supposed to be coming from our peace panel, peace partner and peace broker. The Philippines is everyone’s homeland. No one “owns” the Philippines. It […]

Cebu Sinulog Festival further highlights the poignancy of Gwen Garcia’s ‘people power’ call

It’s a fitting reminder of what Filipinos are really all about. After a specatcularly-fizzled attempt to rally the usual ocho-ocho “people power” crowd around her “Hole Up for a Cause” spectacle, suspended Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia can only watch helplessly from her “office” in the Cebu Capitol as Filipinos reportedly snap-up hotel rooms in Cebu […]

The world ended for many Filipinos in 2012

After taking a short break during the Christmas season, Philippine President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino is reportedly back feeling “recharged”. It’s been a busy 2012 for the President and his allies, indeed. He has been sick quite a few times during the year and it was a sign that his health was not a hundred […]