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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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History Politics

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 […]

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Leni Robredo is so dumb that she INSISTS on being the Opposition presidential bet for 2022

In an interview with “journalist” Barnaby Lo on Viewpoint last night, “vice president” Leni Robredo confirmed that she personally believes that she should be the single presidential candidate of the Opposition for the 2022 elections. On #Viewpoint moments ago… Me: “So the major factor in deciding to run for president is if it’s only you […]

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Business Politics

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 […]

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Inquirer columnist Manuel L Quezon III dismisses Duterte’s supporter base as ‘balimbing’, says his popularity is ‘meaningless’

It’s really hard to fathom the logic of the Yellowidiots. In his latest Inquirer piece “Collecting biases”, Manuel L Quezon III (MLQ3) still claims that they are the “silent majority” based on the simple arithmetic that if you add up the votes of the other candidates of the 2016 Presidential race, you can conclude that […]

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Noynoy Aquino bypassed then DILG Sec Mar Roxas, ordered the Coast Guard, to stand down and ultimately LOST Scarborough Shoal

So the truth is out? Filipinos should learn about putting issues in their proper context. In his Manila Times piece today Bobi Tiglao announces that we finally have “the truth, from an impeccable source”. In “Aquino abandoned Scarborough”, Tiglao writes how, planning to return to Scarborough Shoal after sheltering from a typhoon, Rear Admiral Edmund […]

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Why does @1Sambayan need to wait until June 12?

Is this some sort of drumroll tactic? Opposition newsletter Rappler “reports” that top Opposition coalition of the moment, 1Sambayan “would unveil on Independence Day its official list of nominees for president, vice president, and senators whom the group would endorse in the 2022 elections.” It will also “ask Filipinos to vote online and help them […]

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Opposition still FOOLISHLY betting on Leni Robredo despite “narrow path” to 2022 election win

Referring to Inquirer former editor John Nery in his piece today “The opposition’s narrow, viable path”, I agree with the narrow but where’s the viability? Nery’s prognosis banks on the imagined gravitas he imagines is lent by the usual suspects to the Yellowidiots’ “cause”… At the Media and Politics Forum my class hosted last Friday, […]