There is no longer any point defending the Constitution

So Sen. Grace Poe Llamanzares (GPL) has been cleared to run for the presidency of the Philippines by the Philippine Supreme Court. We may not agree with the decision but I think it is time to move on. The majority of the gods of Padre Faura have spoken. Who cares if the clear text of […]

US Supreme Court Justice Scalia dies: Filipinos should be familiar with the controversy of SC appointments

The news that recently came out of the United States was that one of its Supreme Court Justices, Antonin Scalia, died on February 13 of natural causes in a West Texas ranch. Appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in 1986 by then president Ronald Reagan, Scalia has had a reputation as […]

The Fear of Foreign Domination In A Land Of Sell-Outs

I’ve been mulling about writing a long article on the subject of Senator Grace Poe’s case in the Supreme Court for some time now, but figured out that what I have to say about his very complicated and complex legal issue amounts to less than five hundred words. What do I really know about the […]

If Grace Poe truly cared for her country, she should quit the presidential race NOW.

What does it mean for the 2016 presidential elections now that the Philippines’ Supreme Court (SC) reportedly granted candidate Grace Poe a stay on a 23rd December Commission on Elections (COMELEC) en banc resolution to disqualify her? According to COMELEC spokesman James Jimenez, it means, Poe’s name will remain in the ballot until the Supreme […]

Grace Poe should drop out of the presidential race for the sake of unity

Philippine senator and 2016 Presidential aspirant Grace Poe who was once very popular among Filipino voters is now becoming another polarizing figure after the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Second Division cancelled her Certificate of Candidacy for the presidency. Their decision is based on grounds that she is not a natural-born citizen and has not met […]

The 2016 Official Charles Englund Political Campaign Manual

Free political campaign advice from the Charles Englund Foundation (CEF): In the curious morass that is the Filipino collective psyche, a leader must never volunteer or present himself for political office, more so, not for the (cue trumpets) “highest office in the land” (or what people in other countries simply call, the presidency). To present […]

Traitor vs Hero

Supreme Court Justice Lucas Bersamin, who penned the decision granting bail to Senator Juan Ponce Enrile, files a complaint against one of the 4 dissenters, Justice Marvic Leonen. August 24, 2015, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile files a P31-M damage suit against top advertising executive Yoly Ong for a supposedly libelous column in the Philippine […]

Are Philippine political ads designed with 5-year-olds in mind?

Want proof that lawmakers are indeed breaking the law (or at least its spirit)? Look no further. Just watch TV and I bet you that, in an hour, you’ll catch one or two political advertisements. It does not take a rocket scientist to recognize these for what they are — premature campaigning. You already have […]