Malaysia and the Philippines: corruption and cheating are all part of ‘the game’

While I was reading news about Malaysia’s recently-concluded election, I could not help but shake my head; it was as if I was reading about the Philippines. Some of the things that were being said about the Malaysian government and its society could likewise be said about the Philippine government and its society too. It […]

How To Win Friends And Influence People Noynoy Style

    But the thrill we’ve never known Is the thrill that’ll getcha When you get your picture On the cover of the Rollin’ Stone Wanna see my picture on the cover Wanna buy five copies for my mother Wanna see my smilin’ face On the cover the cover of the Rollin’ Stone Cover of […]

What a difference a day makes – from incredible to infernal: Noynoy’s feature on Time 100

What a difference a day makes, twenty-four little hours … What a difference a day makes, and the difference is you – Stanley Adams, What a Diff’rence a Day Makes What a difference a day makes indeed. President Benigno Simeon Aquino (BS Aquino) should have been getting good publicity for being featured on Time’s 100 […]

D’oh! Inquirer publishes fake TIME Magazine cover featuring PNoy among 100 Most Influential People in the World

As if it weren’t funny enough. Early today, media watchdog blog Spin Busters broke news of an appalling lapse in editorial rigour by top Philippine broadsheet Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI). Spotted on the front page of the 20th April 2013 edition of the PDI was an image depicting what seems to be the front cover […]

Global spin: Noynoy Aquino is in TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in the world

President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino has been included in TIME magazine’s 2013 list of 100 most influential people in the world. It is interesting to note that Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s Supreme Leader, the one who is threatening to annihilate the U.S., is also included in the list. The inclusion of Kim in the […]