Typhoon #NinaPH: the struggle for Leni Robredo’s PR image is on! #Nockten

To observe someone’s true colors, especially leaders, it is best done when they are in situations they cannot plan for, or cannot entirely control. An easy example, of course, would be to see how one takes charge in the aftermath of natural calamities. That in itself is a crisis situation that can easily go awry. […]

How do I, as a voter, view Mar Roxas

Recently, Mar Roxas seems to be receiving more criticism than a welcome by most Filipinos which he especially needs now that he is running for president. And it also seems that he can’t turn things around to his favor. That’s too bad for him since the final days before the election are nearing fast. I […]

Do Your Country a Favor: Get Out!

Stuck in the middle of traffic, inching your way like a tortoise every few minutes while staring at the sea of red tail lights at a standstill on the massive virtual parking lot that’s before you as far as the eye could see, you slam the driver’s wheel asking yourself “Why am I even putting […]

Public Service Announcement For This Storm Season

Hello again everyone, this is a public service announcement from your favorite socio-politico-cultural commentary website. We don’t normally do this, at least as far as I know, but since it’s quite obvious that we’re in for plenty of rain and other weather anomalies this rainy season, I think that you need to read some of […]

Why DILG Secretary Mar Roxas deserves to be ridiculed

You gotta laugh when you read about people coming to the defense of Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas. There is enough reason to take Roxas’s numerous laughable publicity stunts with a grain of salt at best. An executive riding a motorbike without a helmet to do work he should be delegating […]

How lessons learned from #Hagupit can help deliver justice to the #Maguindanao massacre victims

Super Typhoon Hagupit (locally code-named “Ruby”) has come and gone, and many lessons have been learned. But the most important insight following this experience is quite tragic: that the thousands upon thousands of lives lost in previous years to typhoons were all preventable. The death toll in the aftermath of Hagupit’s visit to the most […]

Mar Roxas motorbike spill mars #Hagupit PR while wife Korina strikes again!

“He does try,” commented one netizen of Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas who is shown in a widely-circulated photo on a motorbike while on an inspection trip in Taft, Samar, one of the areas where Super Typhoon Hagupit first made landfall. It can be noted that Roxas was not wearing a […]

6 dead so far as #Hagupit (#RubyPH) tears through #Philippines’ central islands

Thanks to “the largest peacetime evacuations the country has ever seen” mounted in preparation for the coming of Super Typhoon Hagupit (locally code-named “Ruby”), death at the appalling scale seen during last year’s devastation wrought by Super Typhoon Haiyan (locally code-named “Yolanda”) had been largely avoided so far. According recent forecasts, the next major populated […]