Lessons from history about insurgency in the Philippines

Insurgency, rebellion, and separatist movements (Note: I will use these three terms interchangeably.) have always been part and parcel of Philippine history. In this regard, it is no different from other countries and their histories. Successive Philippine governments have had to deal with several of these movements. In the spotlight are the Communist Party of […]

Imperial Manila ‘experts’ see Martial Law as a bigger enemy than Islamic terrorism

If there is anything that can be gleaned from the way Filipinos have so far responded to the crisis in Marawi, it is that Filipinos remain their own worst enemy. Rather than see the terrorists linked to the Islamic State overrunning Marawi City as the bigger enemy, many have, instead, lashed out at the more […]

Atheists and Liberals Say the Darndest Things!

So the world got rocked again by radical Islamic terrorism when a religious nutjob recently decided to blow himself up at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. In the Philippines, a band of thugs called the Maute Group (Maute), who claims to have pledged allegiance to the terrorist group ISIS, has wreaked havoc in […]

#PrayForMarawi? The folly in Manilenos’ calls for solidarity with Mindanao Muslims

Chi-chi Manilenos have made waxing liberal poetic about being in “solidarity” with their “Muslim brothers” in Mindanao the current fashion trend. Social media timelines are filled with flowery euphemisms and platitudes on the subject fit for Hallmark greeting cards all punctuated by hashtags such as the multi-day trending hit #PrayForMarawi. All nice and peachy, of […]

Can Marawi City’s reputation as a no-go-zone for Filipino Christians be changed?

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte finally found a reason to declare Martial Law in Mindanao, the Philippines’ second biggest island and host to the country’s most troubled flashpoints. This follows an eruption of violence in the Mindanao city of Marawi, Lanao del Sur in which pro-Islamic State insurgents based there known as the Maute clashed with […]

Are we seeing the end of an era of extreme liberalism?

The most recent terrorist attack at Champs-Elysees, the cultural heart of Paris, France cannot have come at a more interesting time. Elections there come at a time when tensions are already high following a spate of similar deadly attacks over the last two years. This latest one — which ISIS was quick to claim responsibility […]

Filipinos are not safe while current VP Leni Robredo is in power

Women who use The Woman Card – the act of claiming they are being victimised because of their gender – so liberally are disappointing and do not help advance the real issues rational women are fighting for. One woman who quite often use The Woman Card is current Vice President Leni Robredo. She claims that […]

Light a Fire Movement: The ultimate hypocrisy of the Anti-Marcos movement

The original anti-Marcos movements were nothing like that of the supposedly peaceful and prayerful “millennials” that make up today’s crop of Martial Law Crybaby activists. The originals seem to have been more of terrorists and involved, among other things, Filipino-Americans allegedly engaged in activities illegal under United States law — conspiring to launch private armies […]