SHOULD AQUINO BE ALLOWED TO RUN AGAIN AS PRESIDENT IN 2016?

Should President Benigno Aquino be given a chance to run again for president in the 2016 national elections? I’d say, why not? Despite the current restriction in the Philippine constitution which limits the president to one single term of six years. Why am I open to allowing President Benigno Aquino to seek a second six-year…

Peace and Armed Struggle in Mindanao

The government has taken a giant step towards achieving peace in Mindanao by signing a peace agreement on March 27 with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), the largest rebel group in the region. Clearly irked at being left out of the peace process, leaders of other secessionist groups, particularly Jose Ma. Sison of the…

PROSECUTING CORRUPT BIG-TIME POLITICIANS IN THE PHILIPPINES

Senator Miriam Santiago effectively destroyed today what is likely to be a key and critical defense posture of Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and others against accusations that they stole billions of pesos of taxpayers’ money in the so-called PDAF scam, allegedly led by businesswoman Janet Napoles. Deny all accusations and demand the production…

HONG KONG’S ‘MODERN-DAY SLAVES’ AND ERWIANA’S PLIGHT

  Photo shows maid Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, with both feet severely bruised as she was brought to hospital in Indonesia Hong Kong officials were apparently stung and embarrassed by the series of critical reports by major local and international media about Indonesian maid Erwiana Sulistyaningsih who accused her 44-year-old female Chinese employer, surnamed Law, of repeatedly…

JOJO BINAY FOR PRESIDENT IN 2016?

  Remember how Makati mayor Junjun Binay and sister, Senator Nancy Binay, recently forced their way around midnight through Dasmarinas Village in Makati and subjugated hapless subdivision guards into submission with help from their armed bodyguards and the Makati police? The controversial incident went viral — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq3GEJqKxDs — and understandably stirred up the anger of…