Category: Philippine politics

Philippine Elections 2016: An If-Then-Else? 0

Philippine Elections 2016: An If-Then-Else?

A day before the beginning of the “Ghost Month”, President Aquino endorsed DILG Secretary Mar Roxas as the “man of the hour” for the “daang matuwid” policy/way of life.   Coincidentally, Binay is suffering from...

Aquino agreed to drop Sabah claim in Bangsamoro Agreement 4

Aquino agreed to drop Sabah claim in Bangsamoro Agreement

Although I have not found other articles to corroborate this, it seems an Asia Times writer was able to talk to a source within the Bangsamoro deal who said, In an apparent non-disclosed component...

To President Aquino: An Appeal from a Blogger 0

To President Aquino: An Appeal from a Blogger

An Appeal from a Blogger — Hostage Taking 101 Mr. President, when a hostage taker or an armed man threatens the peace in the neighborhood, you don’t agitate them with 1. threats (kakasuhan ko...

Impeachment as Excommunication: Corona, del Castillo and Congress 0

Impeachment as Excommunication: Corona, del Castillo and Congress

Impeachment is not a light punishment.  It’s crucifixion.  You’re crucifying a Justice who worked his life to the pursuit of law and justice, and earned a living being the sentinel of the State and...

The Philippine Civil War: Corona, Aquino, and the Impeachment 0

The Philippine Civil War: Corona, Aquino, and the Impeachment

Right now, the Philippines is experiencing a tumultuous event never before seen in its legal history.  All eyes are riveted at the sensational trial of no less than the Chief Justice of the Supreme...

Full Text of the Corona Impeachment Complaint 0

Full Text of the Corona Impeachment Complaint

The full article can be found here.   For some reason, the Senate is focusing on the Article II violation.  I’m a layman so I don’t quite know or understand the implications, anyway.

A LINE IN THE SAND: Edsa, Arroyo and the future of Philippine politics 4

A LINE IN THE SAND: Edsa, Arroyo and the future of Philippine politics

…A healthy life cycle of a country involves a long period of contraction—the centralization of control, the taking in of power, and the emergence of monarchy—and then a short period of release, which is the exercise of democracy…

Reality (Unposted) 0

Reality (Unposted)

Looking through the drafts that had been left unpublished, I came across this article that I had begun I would think sometime on March 2008, but never quite posted.   Here it is in...

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A Silent Call to the EDSA Generation

History books and heroes carried an EDSA that was about setting things right in the Philippines, and maybe some of them had the right idea, but mostly, the context of that demonstration was misunderstood....