Archive for September, 2017

Is Duterte unraveling?

President Duterte never ceases to stun us. Yesterday, he admitted that his story about the offshore accounts of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV was a product of his imagination. “Wala ito. Produkto ng isip ko ito. Tinanggalan ko talaga. Ginamit mo. Nag-issue ka ng waiver… Iba ang account number, iba ang totoo. Sinadya ko iyan,” he […]

September 20, 2017  Tags: ,   Posted in: Graft and corruption  No Comments

‘Me Pulis sa ilalim ng tulay ‘ in times of EJK

When things are difficult, you laugh and you sing. Those are coping mechanisms that Filipinos have developed into art. There’s a song going around social media that is so much fun. It’s a new version of an old game song “May Pulis sa Ilalim ng Tulay.” The song is usually sang in a party where […]

September 17, 2017  Tags: ,   Posted in: Human Rights, Illegal Drugs, Philippine National Police  No Comments

CHR explained

When the House of Representatives voted 119 against 32 last Tuesday to give only P1, 000 budget for the Commission on Human Rights for 2018, it showed that stupidity is not the monopoly of its speaker. Lambasted in social media, some of the congressmen who voted “Yes” have started explaining their vote and they all […]

September 14, 2017  Tags: ,   Posted in: Human Rights  No Comments

Duterte clutches at fake news to get back at Trillanes

In his desperation to get back at Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, President Duterte resorts to fake news. In last Thursday’s Senate investigation of the Senate Blue Ribbon committee of the 604 kilos of shabu that slipped through the Bureau of Customs, Trillanes presented bank accounts of presidential son Paolo Duterte, vice mayor of Davao City […]

September 12, 2017  Tags: ,   Posted in: Governance, Graft and corruption  No Comments

Grief and rage

Reynaldo de Guzman, 14 years old. Kian Delos Santos, 17 years old. They are children under the definition of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Carl Angelo Arnaiz and Raymart Siapo, both 19 years old, just passed their childhood. They are all dead. Killed brutally by persons who have lost their […]

September 8, 2017  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Peace and Order, Philippine National Police  4 Comments

Paolo Duterte’s silence would be a deafening confirmation of his role in ‘Davao group’

The saying “A fish is caught by its mouth” applies to President Duterte on the issue of the alleged involvement of his son, Davao City Mayor Paolo Duterte, and his son-in-law, Atty. Manases Carpio in the release without inspection by the Bureau of Customs of a shipment containing 604 kilos of shabu worth P6.2 billion […]

September 6, 2017  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Graft and corruption  4 Comments

Taguba in no position to clear Paolo and Mans

Last Friday, 26-year old customs broker Mark Taguba, through lawyer Raymond Fortun, released the following statement: “I have been informed of the circulation of fake news that have been deviously spread on social media relative to my testimony at the Blue Ribbon Committee hearing of the Philippine Senate yesterday (31st august 2017). “I wish to […]

September 4, 2017  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Graft and corruption  No Comments

Blue Ribbon committee becomes ‘Comite de absuelto’- Trillanes

It was obvious in Thursday’s Senate Blue Ribbon hearing on the 604 kilos of shabu that slipped through the watch of the Bureau of Customs under then Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon, that Committee Chair Sen. Richard Gordon does not want the truth to come out since the trail was leading to the direction of the Davao […]

September 1, 2017  Tags: ,   Posted in: Graft and corruption  No Comments