Lee Kuan Yew’s death sets the scene for the Philippines’ presidential elections in 2016!

The death of Singapore elder statesman Lee Kuan Yew (LKY) is notable for its timing from the perspective of the coming 2016 presidential elections in the Philippines. It mirrors a similar timeframe that served as a context for the death of former President Corazon “Cory” Aquino in August 2009, almost exactly a year before the […]

Filipinos must get over the BIG mistake of voting for #PNoy and start thinking about the way FORWARD!

The political discourse in the Philippines hasn’t progressed. In fact, it has regressed, particularly in the “activist” community where reform and change and a focus on new ways to see and effect things should be emanating, but aren’t. Back in the 2009 campaign, the rallying cries of activists who wanted to see different approaches applied […]

What the vision of the next president of the #Philippines should be

What happens after the coming presidential elections when current Philippine President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III steps down and a new elected president takes his place? There does not seem to be an answer to that question. Why? Because Filipinos are at an utter loss with regard to who to root and vote for in […]

The futility of begging for foreign investment when your country sucks

Recent events have, yet again, highlighted the embarrassing way with which Filipinos and the government they elected to lead them are desperately scrambling to extricate themselves from systemic poverty after decades of misguided “development” approaches and serial promise breaking. Like many many previous presidents before him, Philippine President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III went on […]

‘Great nations achieve great things’ – Is the Philippines a great nation?

Sometimes we forget that only a very tiny tiny minority of Filipinos are able to articulate the kinds of ideas exchanged within the circles of people who think. One can find lots of brainwaves splashing about in the Philippine social media scene where so much could be discussed about people and events and so many […]

Forward thinking — a tremendous challenge in Filipino society

As the date for president Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino’s next State of the Nation Address (SONA) draws near, both critics and supporters are anticipating what he has to say. It’s been two (2) years into his term, and this is the third time that he will be giving this address. The questions on many people’s […]

Nearing his 12th month: But where is the VISION of Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III?

In a previous article, I noted how Manuel Buencamino, a noted apologist of the administration of President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III attempted to debunk a remark made by Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri that highlighted Aquino’s lack of any sort of vision (the type that refers to the future) for the Philippines. Zubiri said that Noynoy […]