The Hype of the Upcoming 2015 SONA and What It Says About Us

Ladies and gentlemen, we all know that President Aquino’s SONA or State of the Nation Address will not be long now. However, as I sit typing here, I cannot help but wonder if we even know what it’s supposed to be about. See, I have always believed that a State of the Nation Address is more […]

A call for Noynoy Aquino to be The Apologetic President in the coming SONA

This month, July 2015, President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino (more popularly known simply as PNoy) will deliver his last State of the Nation Address (SONA). It is being billed as a legacy speech as he is supposed to sum up his accomplishments. PNoy’s last four SONAs have been forgettable. They have been typically a laundry […]

Millions of pesos stolen in pork scam; now billions could be stolen under the BBL

The recently published report from the Commission on Audit (COA) has confirmed what some of us have suspected all along: the current Philippine government’s policy to uplift the status of the poor could be a scam for government officials to pocket public funds. The report is also a good case against the proposed Bangsamoro Basic […]

People constantly fiddling with their phones are such eyesores!

Considering that only the creme de la creme of Philippine society was invited to grace the 5th State of the Nation Address (SONA) delivered by Philippine President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III, it remains quite remarkable that bad manners continued to baldly manifest itself in this chi chi occasion. Too bad for all those who […]

7 reasons why PNoy’s Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) is wrong

During his fifth State of the Nation Address, President BS Aquino appeared frustrated at having to keep defending his Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) to the Filipino people. At some point during his speech, he became flustered and tried to fight back his tears. A lot of those who witnessed him being emotional felt sorry for […]

Kris Aquino’s PR strategy: Selling PNoy’s potential martyrdom

Sometimes if you want something done right, you gotta do it yourself — or at least get a close member of your family to do it, like your sister. Apparently, the most bloated department in Malacanang simply can’t get the job done. The Communications Group of Philippine President Benigno Simeon BS Aquino III is composed […]

Usapang Bayad at Suhol: Vice Ganda and Teddy Casiño’s Twitter exchange

Social media was abuzz for a while over a recent Twitter exchange between ABS-CBN comedian Vice Ganda and former Bayan Muna Representative Teddy Casiño. Although Vice had several tweets in relation to President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino’s recent State of the Nation Address (SONA), one in particular drew quite a bit of attention, and mixed […]

Filipinos need a radically NEW kind of nationalism

The epic failure that was the 5th State of the Nation Address (SONA) of Philippine President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III this week highlights a pressing need for Filipinos to come up with a new — more modern — form of nationalistic drive. What President BS Aquino essentially did this week was break the proverbial […]