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 […]

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 […]

For Marian Rivera, being stuck in traffic is “Me Time”!

During a promotional appearance sponsored by retail chain Waltermart, media personality Marian Rivera issued what had become controversial comments about the traffic crisis gripping Metro Manila. At minute 16:50 of this video, Rivera gives her two cents on the matter of what Manila’s chronic paralysing traffic congestion means to her. According to Ms Rivera, traffic […]

Rather than pick on Celine Pialago, the Yellowtards should pick on someone their own size

Celine Pialago is small fry and easy pickin’. This is why the Yellowtards and the “woke” community that orbits them are picking on her — because she is easy to beat. In fact she is already beat. So the whole circus has become as boring as a basketball game between Gilas and a world-class team. […]

Ordinary Filipinos offer a wealth of ideas on how to solve Manila’s traffic disaster

I posted ‪some ideas to solve the traffic gridlock on Facebook and I am heartened by the outpouring of more ideas sent through by commenters. The following is the initial list I posted: ‪1. Limit or ban privately-owned buses.‬ They should be government-operated. ‪2. Get rid of the jeepneys.‬ ‪3. Open the gated communities for […]

So called “Magna Carta for Commuters” of @KikoPangilinan is the most STUPID idea ever!

Why is it such a “hassle” to commute by public transport in Metro Manila? Anyone? Anyone? Don’t trip all over yourselves answering that question because that question is just plain STUPID. Nonetheless here is Stupid himself asking that question… Nais nating marinig ang boses ng commuters. Sa ating pagtulak ng Magna Carta for Commuters, nais […]