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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]