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 […]

Opposition has nothing better to do than put up roadblocks to the government’s pandemic response

“Penalize” Winnie says? The vaccine supply situation at present is similar to the alcohol supply situation in Bangladesh when I was there on business in 1998 – you drank what was available given it’s an Islamic country. You had no choice. In her Inquirer column today “Why penalize us for choosing better vaccine?”, Winnie Monsod […]

Look no further than Manolo Quezon to understand the lying ways of the Philippine Opposition

It’s actually the Opposition incessant criticizing leading to things being debated to death and not, as Inquirer columnist and former Communications Undersecretary Manolo Quezon III (MLQ3) claims in his piece “Debating things to death” that “those who try to solve problems in the Philippines get crucified for it.” Quezon then goes on to write… …at […]

Brouhaha over Nayong Pilipino mega vax center fueled by dishonest journalism and Karen Davila’s DUMB interview questions

Why can’t Duterte fix this simple problem within his own turf? That critical projects to build large vaccination facilities got this far and became an unncessary PR problem explains why we are in this mess. Sheer incompetence! Do you think government officials actually use their heads? Nope. The default mindset of the bureaucrats is they […]

COVID-19 is not as big an election issue as the Philippine Opposition think

The Opposition repeatedly made an issue of the President’s statements with regard to the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine. The first claim was it was more expensive than Western vaccines which provided the perception of anomalies in procurement. The second point was efficacy. It was supposed to be largely ineffective in its intended purpose. Then came the […]

Leni Robredo’s pandemic response “projects” are not scaleable and are mainly for show

No one has noticed how most of the “projects” of the Office of the Vice President (OVP) can’t be scaled. In short, it’s only good for PR and projection. If Robredo really is a servant-leader as she claims, the strategies her staff thinks of should be scaleable. In this case, her office only focuses on […]

Liza Soberano cannot save the Philippines – certainly not with her tweets

Filipino showbiz starlet Liza Soberano tweets something about the “plight” of Filipinos in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and all of Yellowtardom gush to the high heavens. If we examine the substance of in Soberano’s tweets, we will find that there is none — or at least nothing that is original. All there is […]

MASSIVE clustering of Willie Revillame fans threaten thousands with COVID-19 infection!

A disturbing video making the rounds shows an enormous crowd of fans of popular television host Willie Revillame who was reportedly celebrating his birthday last night. Most of the people in the crowd seem to be wearing masks and face shields but are not practicing the prescribed physical distancing between one another. It's almost midnight […]

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 […]