Ping Lacson likely to run for president, Isko Moreno still logical choice for @1Sambayan

My sources have confirmed that there have been talks between Manila Mayor Isko Moreno and Senator Ping Lacson but these are stalled because both want to be President. This makes the Lacson and Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto tandem a possibility. The source indicated that Lacson is running, Isko or no Isko. Domagoso is the […]

Ping Lacson’s futile presidential aspirations

Ping Lacson: Ayaw pa rin mag-deklara. Bakit? Takot ma-Binay? Katrina Domingo screeches on ABS-CBN News: “Lacson: It’s either the presidency in 2022 or retirement from politics”! Domingo then writes “The former police chief-turned-lawmaker said he is in the process of ‘studying’ if he would run for president next year, with Senate President Vicente Sotto III […]

Despite optimism Philippine vax targets not likely achieved until 2024

I’m with Mareng Winnie on this one. Monsod writes in her Inquirer piece “Galvez’s math leaves much to be desired” countering National Task Force (NTF) Against Covid-19 chair Carlito Galvez’s optimistic appraisal of the vaccination situation in the Philippines… His arithmetic leaves much to be desired. He said that 19 to 25 million people will […]

Isko Moreno runs out of English in interview with Karen Davila on ANC

This is painful to watch. ANC anchor Karen Davila knows very well that Manila Mayor Isko Moreno is not a good English speaker. Why does she force the issue by continuing to conduct the interview in English? Because it’s on ANC? On the other hand, Isko falls into the same trap. He forces himself to […]

Yellowtards cheering PDP-Laban infighting to distract Filipinos from hopeless Opposition prospects for 2022

The editor-in-chief of the Star is all riled up. If you believe what she’s writing then nothing good came out in five years and it’s all been killings, corruption and cronyism. In her piece “The Duterte playbook”, Ana Marie Pamintuan asserts how, following the ascent to power of President Rodrigo Duterte in 2016, the Philippines […]

Manny Pacquiao PDP-Laban coup sets him up for failure

The PDP-Laban imbroglio has been occupying the news cycle for the past week. It wouldn’t really be such if only Koko Pimentel didn’t circumvent the process of making Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao the party President. I use the word “make” deliberately because Pacquiao’s “election” as party President did not happen. Pimentel resigned and “appointed” Pac-Man in […]

Two dying ideologies in tandem: Yellowtardism and communism DOOM the Philippine Opposition

The collapse of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) is on its founder Joma Sison himself as Bobi Tiglao points out in his Manila Times piece today “The Communist Party is dying of old age”. The party has become pathetic, as the baby boomers that led it are apparently unaware, they are in the […]

Junking of Leonen impeachment bid exhibits hypocrisy of the Opposition

The hypocrisy of Satur Ocampo is in full view in his PhilSTAR piece today “Leonen impeachment junking a positive turn”. The Opposition makes it appear that Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen is being harassed and persecuted. He’s not. It just depends on who is behind the lynch mob. In the late Chief Justice Renato […]

Politics and corruption still the biggest hurdle to building world-class public education services in the Philippines

See? If he puts his mind to it, he can overcome his psychological dysfunction. I agree with Professor Antonio Contreras on all the points he raised in his Manila Times piece today “Flexible learning requires flexible governance and dynamic mindsets”. Contreras refers favourably to Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) Chairman Prospero de Vera III who […]

Mad scramble amongst oligarchs for influence over the Philippine Opposition is all about natural gas

A political realignment in the offing as the offshoot of the South China Sea dispute? Iris Gonzales in a PhilSTAR report notes, “Market players are now looking more closely at listed oil and gas companies that could possibly benefit from the entry of Davao’s Dennis ‘DAU’ Uy in Malampaya, the crown jewel in the energy […]