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The Philippines needs some kryptonite to battle China over the Spratly Islands

The Philippines needs some kryptonite to battle China over the Spratly Islands
April 1, 2014

Lex Luthor: Miss Teschmacher, when I was six years old my father said to me… Miss Teschmacher: “Get out.” Lex …Read the Rest

The Philippines’ Han Solo moment: Why the Ayungin drama made Filipinos ‘proud’

The Philippines’ Han Solo moment: Why the Ayungin drama made Filipinos ‘proud’
March 31, 2014

It’s all so interesting to note. One moment, Filipinos would giddily cheer the successful resupply of Philippine military personnel camped …Read the Rest

Next step after Bangsamoro peace deal: Philippines to pay up – drop Sabah claim

Next step after Bangsamoro peace deal: Philippines to pay up – drop Sabah claim
March 27, 2014

So what happens to the Philippines’ claim on the Malaysian state of Sabah following the signing of the Bangsamoro “peace …Read the Rest

You Want A Progressive Economy? Let The Foreign Banks In

You Want A Progressive Economy? Let The Foreign Banks In
March 26, 2014

The Republic Act No. 7721 is set to be amended to allow more than ten foreign banks in the country. But do …Read the Rest

Repeat after me: I am the Philippines and I am home to a dysfunctional society

Repeat after me: I am the Philippines and I am home to a dysfunctional society
March 26, 2014

I realised the whole problem with the prevailing discourse within the social media space I inhabit: there is too much …Read the Rest

The country we’ve made for ourselves: why we need an outsider’s perspective

The country we’ve made for ourselves: why we need an outsider’s perspective
March 25, 2014

[The following is a copy of the Foreword I wrote for my friend Ben Kritz's new book Same Planet, Different …Read the Rest

The Noynoy Aquino Show

The Noynoy Aquino Show
March 23, 2014

Long time acquaintance and friend Junep Ocampo just posted this revelation on Facebook about President BS Aquino III‘s much publicized interaction …Read the Rest

#TwitterIsBlockedInTurkey: Turkish PM Erdogan mirrors PNoy style

#TwitterIsBlockedInTurkey: Turkish PM Erdogan mirrors PNoy style
March 21, 2014

Hours following an announcement by its prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey has blocked its citizens’ access to Twitter last …Read the Rest

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