Pinoy Ako Blog’s popularity with some academics at ADMU & UP proof of their mediocrity

Recently I sat back and watched while one of our former hecklers got a dose of her own medicine. I felt validated that I had proven again that the best defence against our detractors is patience and the discipline to allow them the time and space to dig their own graves. I always knew that […]

The time has come to have a conversation about someone’s face

When the quality of someone’s face matches the quality of her character, sometimes you really can’t help but comment on said face. The trouble is, talking about someone’s face is not very polite — because, to be fair, one can’t really help what one’s face looks like. Make up can enhance a face but by […]

Jover Laurio, a.k.a. @PinoyAkoBlog: Don’t be fooled by the victim card she now plays

So now a certain Maria Josephina Vergina “Jover” Laurio has come out and revealed herself as the person behind the Yellowtard blog Pinoy Ako Blog (PAB). This is after a series of exposés published by blogger RJ Nieto (a.k.a. “Thinking Pinoy”) on the inner workings behind a vast network of anti-government blogs and fake news […]

Why do Filipinos lie? Because they fear the truth

One thing that the Philippines isn’t is a truthful society. This is quite evident in the way Filipinos simply do not trust one another. Because they do not trust one another, they break their own laws as a matter of routine — because they do not trust their lawmakers and law enforcers to act in […]

President Duterte needs to face the TRUTH about his communications team before it’s too late

This is one of those rare times that I cannot disagree with the Inquirer editor who, today, in light of the latest “approval ratings” report on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte commented on Malacanang’s response, that the “love is still there” for Duterte despite the perceived drop in public approval for his government… Even at the […]

Filipino ‘journalists’ have become modern-day astrologers

Ancient astrologers used to look to the heavens, check an elaborate diagram, then “interpret” the positions of various heavenly bodies to come up with “insights” on society and life. This ancient and unscientific form of correlation was convincing enough to influence the decisions and rulings of powerful monarchs. To this day, in 21st Century Philippines, […]

The middleground between Dutertard and Yellowtard ‘bloggers’ needs to be filled by REAL pundits

Many see the Philippines today as hopelessly polarised with the “die-hard Duterte supporters” (DDS, a.k.a. the “Dutertartds”) on one side and the old “Yellow” cliques loyal to the cult of personality of the Liberal Party (LP, a.k.a. the “Yellowtards”) on the other. The Yellowtards were, since their colossal loss in the 2016 elections, easily-characterised as […]

Nice try, Florin Hilbay

In a democracy, we can all theoretically push ideas and changes we want to see happen. It is with this kind of ideal in mind, that I read thru Florin Hilbay’s recommendation to create (yet another) government body called the ‘Institute for the Integrity of Information”. Hilbay says: “The way to counter-balance government disinformation is […]