Critics of Duterte’s war on drugs are all talk but offer no alternative solutions to solving the drug problem

Do the members of the Philippine Liberal Party and their supporters who are against President Rodrigo Duterte’s “drug war” have a better alternative to solving the drug problem in the country? It doesn’t look like they do. They make a lot of noise and rabidly criticise the government’s efforts to stamp out the illegal drug […]

Duterte critics desperately rally behind the LIAR Arturo Lascanas

The man of the hour at the moment is retired police officer Arturo Lascanas who went public claiming that he was one of the ringleaders of secret “salvaging” operations and alleging that these were ordered by then Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte himself. “Salvaging” is a Filipino term used to refer to summary executions often […]

Think of jeepney drivers when considering the death penalty

Probably not. Take rape, for example. Rapists are usually in the moment when they are in the act of committing the crime — very likely crazed with desire, their brains totally hijacked by a cocktail of chemicals that make higher levels of thinking virtually impossible in the course of committing the crime. Same with those […]

Mambo Duterte or Huling El Bimbo?  

It does not help that you think I’m a blind follower, an apologist, a rude and crude supporter of a bloodthirsty maniac. You think I am a troll. Worse, you suspect I am a paid troll, or even, a bot. For how can anyone in their right mind support such a foul-mouthed monster?  On the […]

Duterte leaves Al Jazeera reporters stumped by his elegantly simple answers

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte faced Al Jazeera‘s Jamela Alindogan and Wayne Hay in an interview conducted the 15th October 2016 in Malacanang palace. The first of two instalments of the video recording of the interview made available on YouTube is shown below. The key topics raised by Alindogan and Hay revolved mainly around two issues […]

Is winning Duterte’s War on Drugs mission impossible?

Everyone loves the Mission Impossible franchise. That’s because the best stories are about people who’ve hurdled the seemingly impossible, stared down the intractable, and succeeded against all odds. It is the reason that Star Wars fans find that over-used battle ending where proton torpedoes are used to hit a target that is “only two meters […]

Leni Robredo should worry more about victims of drug addicts and drug lords

Current Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo is reportedly lamenting the lack of public outcry versus drug killings. She said that she is worried about the culture of impunity and violence that is going on. First of all, what she’s saying is not true. There are so many social media activists who are condemning the seeming […]

Why Filipinos embrace Duterte’s War on Drugs

You don’t simply “oppose” extrajudicial killings (EJKs). You find the root cause as to why Filipinos tolerate it. The trouble with hipster “human rights activists” is that they believe being all emo about EJKs will move ordinary Filipinos and suddenly turn them into druggie-sympathising new age crusaders. That’s not gonna happen anytime soon. The sentiment […]