Philippines’ inability to control COVID-19 no different to its failure to control traffic

This, according to economist Jeffrey Sachs on why the Philippines can’t seem to get its COVID-19 response act together while other countries can… “If we were rational and well-governed, we would actually find a way through this without massive pain and suffering,” he noted. “The epidemic is itself controllable through rational policies.” Thing is, the […]

Carpooling for #JunkTerrorBill rallies are putting participants at risk of COVID-19 infection!

Efforts by “activists” to get warm bodies stacked up for their “junk the anti-terrorist bill” rallies may trigger a second COVID-19 infection wave. Leaders of these rallies are encouraging participants to carpool with strangers and even suggesting that car owners accommodate up to three passengers. Also this… This is an absolutely irresponsible inciting of people […]

Culture of “VIP treatment” in the Philippines spotlighted following Koko Pimentel quarantine break

A media and social media storm now rages around Senator Koko Pimentel after he was found to have violated quarantine protocols after he accompanied his pregnant wife info the Makati Medical Center. Pimentel is in quarantine after an 11th March report that confirmed a Senate “resource speaker” was “positive for COVID-19”. This promoted several senators […]

Leni Robredo is using the COVID-19 pandemic to campaign for the next election!

It seems like it. “Vice President” Leni Robredo seems to be a contributor to the ongoing one-upmanship amongst politicians as they scramble to be seen to be doing good amidst the chaos engulfing Metro Manila. She had recently announced that her office will be fielding “free shuttle services” to health workers “and other frontliners”. [A] […]

Public transport CATASTROPHIC failure for Filipino masses as Manila responds to COVID-19 pandemic!

Very few options are available to Filipinos caught in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is likely that the economic effects of the response to the outbreak will be far more severe than its effects on public health. Photos being shared over social media show Metro Manila’s residents struggling with overburdened public transport infrastructure. […]

Leni Robredo accuses her colleagues of “funding trolls” but shows no PROOF

CNN Philippines “reports” that “vice president” Leni Robredo believes that funds for trolls should be used to provide protective gear for COVID-19 frontliners. In her radio show Biserbisyong Leni, Robredo said the following in Tagalog (translated to English by CNN Philippines)… I always tell [fellow government officials] that the funds they use to pay for […]

DANGEROUS people like Rappler “reporter” @Natashya_G who DEMAND that the govt “earn our trust” before complying

In these times of global crisis when strong measures need to be implemented and people need to co-operate and work together with their governments to mitigate further risks to the rest of humanity, people like Rappler “reporter” Natashya Gutierrez are a dangerous lot. Calling for people to demand conditions before complying with government measures to […]

Martial Law Crybabyism and distrust of government has no place in a time of COVID-19 pandemic

Showbiz celebrity Bianca Gonzalez issued a much-needed call to co-operate with measures being implemented to slow the spread of the coronavirus pathogen. This is very relevant in a time of mass panic much of which is being incited by misguided “thought leaders”. A kind and respectful request to friends to not call this "martial law", […]

Big Corporate Media are laughing all the way to the bank thanks to the COVID-19 crisis

Trust the media? They are making a lot of money off the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to their busywork “reporting” on the crisis. But then you gotta ask: If vastly more people die from hunger than from the coronavirus, why aren’t the media kicking up a proportionate frenzy over world hunger? Well, this is because stories […]

Philippine Opposition and freedom of choice advocates expect too much of the Duterte government!

It is now apparent who are the people relying too much on the government. They are actually the same people who accuse President Rodrigo Duterte of being a dictator. Ironically, they are the ones who keep demanding that he tell them what to do. They can’t seem to make their own call or judgement. With […]