The stupidity in comparing the Marawi War to the Mamasapano PNP operation and Zamboanga conflict

The tragic Mamasapano operation (mounted during the term of Philippine President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III) in which 44 Special Action Force officers were massacred by elements of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front was not a military operation. It was a police operation gone wrong. This fact, however, did not stop Opposition “activists” from making […]

A National Day of Prayer will not atone for the Filipino government’s incompetence

From the start, let me just say, there is nothing wrong with having a National Day of Prayer on January 20, 2014, per se. It is a day for the congregations of various faiths in any country to come together to offer thanks to and to seek guidance from their respective deities. But in the […]

August 13, 1996 Ph Daily Inquirer headlines MNLF violence in Zamboanga and pork barrel thievery

Further proof that Filipinos have a very flat learning curve. Congressional pork barrel thievery is nothing new. It’s been going on since its re-introduction into Philippine governance back in the late 1980s by former President Corazon Aquino, mother of current President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino III. Even back in 1996, the Inquirer had already published […]

MNLF head Nur Misuari is the Janet Lim Napoles of the Zamboanga crisis

The root issue in the on-going trouble down under in Mindanao is the way the Philippine government has traditionally cozied up to even the meanest and baddest terrorist and rebel groups “for the sake of peace”. Currently, it is the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) that is being painted as the bad guy, and rightly […]

Zamboanga crisis: MNLF leader Nur Misuari not only lost his cause, he also lost the plot

The current clashes between Philippine government troops and members of a Muslim rebel group in Zamboanga City of Mindanao despite the 2012 Framework Agreement should be a lesson to all especially President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino that one should never negotiate with terrorists. Obviously, the most recent peace agreement cooked up by the government with […]

Pirated DVDs: Ronald Llamas’s apology misses the more important point

According to presidential adviser on political affairs Ronald Llamas, he is sorry for being an enthusiastic patron of pirated (illegally copied and distributed) DVDs because he is “no longer a regular guy”. I wonder then what this says about the typical regular Filipino guy? I have many times in the past asserted that Filipino government […]