You can’t ban ‘fake news’ unless you also ban Eat Bulaga and Catholicism

The Philippines is a paradise for con men and carpetbaggers. Because Filipinos lack a substantial foundation of principles to stabilise their journey through life, it is easy to use modern technology and basic persuasion techniques to herd them in different directions. It is a nation of 100 million people just asking to be milked of […]

Florin Hilbay’s ‘information police’ proposal reveals just how ignorant a society the Philippines is

Despite the length of the Senate inquiry on “fake news” and the amount of noise it generated, there was very little real insight that came out other than the realisation that information is “out of control” in the Philippines and, as a result, “the truth is dead” in its society. Yet, whilst a lot of […]

Bam Aquino’s use of the CBCP list of ‘fake news’ sites proves public servants are under the Church’s influence

Something very disturbing occurred at the recent Senate hearing into the spread of fake news on the Net. First off, Senator Bam Aquino couldn’t hide his anger towards two pro-Duterte bloggers — Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson and RJ Nieto a.k.a. “Thinking Pinoy”. During the hearing, Aquino kept berating and questioning their credibility. He was […]

Philippine Senate inquiry on ‘fake news’ reveals how little people understand about REAL blogging

Another non-surprise today. Cocoy Dayao, the man seemingly at the centre of a vast network of anti-government websites and blogs was a no-show at today’s Senate inquiry into “fake news”. Instead of Dayao, it was Malacanang bloggers RJ “Thinking Pinoy” Nieto and Assistant Secretary for Communications Mocha Uson who had to stand under the harsh […]

Trillanes and other Duterte critics doomed to fail due to use of false information

Members of the Philippine Opposition are getting desperate. They are down to using their last bullet, which is to paint President Rodrigo Duterte as corrupt. Their allies in mainstream media are trying their best to help drive that message. You can see it in their headlines. “Ombudsman probes Duterte family’s wealth” says one of the […]

Here is why Trillanes is responsible for Sonia Brady’s stroke and Angelo Reyes’s suicide…

If we are to use the logic of the Opposition, we can argue that “senator” Antonio Trillanes caused the stroke suffered by former Ambassador to China Sonia Brady and the suicide of the late Ret. General Angelo Reyes. Here’s why. The Opposition are adamant in their assertion that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is responsible for […]

Those who hate fake news but tolerate Trillanes’s fake accusations are hypocrites

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s critics, particularly members of the Liberal Party and their supporters, hate fake news. They even disseminate a list of web sites that they believe publish fake news. The list includes our very own blogsite proving that what they consider “fake” are publications that they do not agree with. They don’t seem […]

VP Leni Robredo on Senate reorg — yet another failed grasp at relevance

This is the latest “statement” from “vice president” Leni Robredo related to the recent reorganisation of the Senate that resulted in certain Liberal Party (LP) senators being relieved of their committee chairmanships… When we were given the mandate by the people, we were determined to work with this administration to put national interest before politics. […]