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Typhoon Haiyan victims to be showcased to European delegates as ‘poster children’ of ‘resilience’

Typhoon Haiyan victims to be showcased to European delegates as ‘poster children’ of ‘resilience’
May 30, 2014

So now the disaster left by supertyphoon Haiyan (a.k.a. Yolanda) that struck central Philippines in November 2013 will serve as …Read the Rest

Dear Senator Grace Poe, Your father FPJ wasn’t qualified for the presidency anyway

Dear Senator Grace Poe, Your father FPJ wasn’t qualified for the presidency anyway
May 30, 2014

If the Philippines were to hold a Presidential election tomorrow, Senator Grace Poe would win by a landslide. Not only …Read the Rest

The Philippines’ current situation: nakakapang-init ulo

The Philippines’ current situation: <i>nakakapang-init ulo</i>
May 29, 2014

As the rainy season draws near, it’s impossible to ignore the fact that the social, economic, and political scenes in …Read the Rest

Death in fire of Haiyan victims – mother and her six children – fails to make headline news in Philippines

Death in fire of Haiyan victims – mother and her six children – fails to make headline news in Philippines
May 29, 2014

Indeed, how much a society cares for the least of its members is reflected in the headlines of its biggest …Read the Rest

Hope is best served with a million dollars

Hope is best served with a million dollars
May 29, 2014

Like the word “happiness”, another word Filipinos — specially their politicians — like bandying around is “hope”. As long as …Read the Rest

Grassroots Participatory Budget Process (GPBP): Malacanang’s new Pork Barrel distribution machine?

Grassroots Participatory Budget Process (GPBP): Malacanang’s new Pork Barrel distribution machine?
May 28, 2014

Now that Department of Budget Management Secretary Butch Abad is in hot water over allegations surrounding (among others) his being …Read the Rest

Filipinos’ obssession with ‘happiness’ is what keeps them mired in chronic poverty

Filipinos’ obssession with ‘happiness’ is what keeps them mired in chronic poverty
May 27, 2014

Again, I’m seeing the Happy card being played a lot these days. Filipinos can’t get enough of that card. It’s …Read the Rest

Thai Army shows how to decisively cure a country of its cancerous civilian politics

Thai Army shows how to decisively cure a country of its cancerous civilian politics
May 26, 2014

One thing a military organisation worth its salt is good at is acting swiftly and decisively under duress to resolve …Read the Rest

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