Leni Robredo is the WRONG choice for Vice President of the Philippines

Bongbong Marcos being the ‘wrong’ choice for Vice President does not make your preferred candidate the ‘right’ choice. That does not make Rep. Leni Robredo the ‘answer’. She has not demonstrated that she is capable of assuming the mantle of the vice presidency of the Philippines. I have to speak out against this. This is […]

The Local Media And Bobotantes Are ‘Worse Than Animals’ For Dooming Our Nation

Well, there goes the neighborhood ladies and gentlemen. It seems that everyone is having a heyday over Manny Pacquiao’s recent comments about his stance on same-sex marriage and his apparent insult towards the LGBT community by comparing them to animals and implying that they may well be worse. The LGBT community reacted accordingly and as one can […]

‘Pinoy Pride’ loses a key pillar as Manny Pacquiao crashes and burns

For years I’ve seen friends celebrate Manny Pacquiao on social media as a ‘hero’ of ‘Pinoy Pride’. They cheer his every victory and lament his every loss on the ring in ‘solidarity’ with the nation he has been thrust into symbolising. That was Pacquiao, the boxing champ. What about Pacquiao the congressman? That question evidently […]

Animals are better than homosexuals according to Manny Pacquiao!

Filipino boxing champ and, now, candidate for a Senate seat in this year’s elections in the Philippines Manny Pacquiao has drawn ire from various quarters after issuing what has been described as “barbaric” views on homosexuality and same-sex marriage. Pacquiao cited his “religious background” as grounds for not supporting this lifestyle in an interview with […]

How can Filipinos hope to be a great people if they cannot even find a great president?

Exceptional. Normally, a race for the presidency involves a cast of exceptional people. These would be the men and women seen to be at the top of their respective games and, as such, worthy of the privilege to serve the Filipino people as their chief executive for the next six years. In a presidential race, […]

Why Filipino politicians routinely get away with incompetence and criminality

There are no consequences — not for the Philippines’ most popular celebrity, boxing champion Manny Pacquiao who is also a House representative in Congress. Despite holding the dubious distinction of being the top no-show in House sessions held in 2014, he remains a Filipino favourite. It may be just as well that Pacquiao has been […]

Noynoy Aquino’s legacy of patronage politics weakened Philippine democratic institutions

The upcoming Presidential Elections in the Philippines is getting a lot of Filipinos excited. They are excited because, one, the incumbent President Benigno Simeon Aquino is finally stepping down. That means the people will no longer have to put up with idiotic motherhood statements in Presidential speeches and press releases. The people have had enough […]

Who is better, Rody Duterte or Mar Roxas?

When will we find out nga ba? All I see are the rabid supporters of one camp trolling the other. The only ammo I see flying are lame globs of mud being flung from one side of the fence to the other? Nakaka-bobo! But then, hey, this is the Philippine electorate we are talking about, […]