AFTER DAVAO TERROR ATTACK, HOW SHOULD ABU SAYYAF BE DEALT WITH?

Abu Sayyaf spokesman Muammar Askali has declared that his group was responsible for the terrorist bombing of Davao city night market on September 2 which killed 14 people and injured 67 others. In response, President Rodrigo Duterte declared the entire country in a “state of lawlessness” — not martial law — while Davao city mayor…

IS NINOY AQUINO, A NATIONAL HERO, STILL RELEVANT TO OFWs AND ALL OTHER PINOYS TODAY?

Thirty-three years ago today on August 21, 1983, former senator Benigno Aquino was shot dead while being led out by a group of soldiers through a side door of an aircraft that brought him back to the Philippines after several years of medical furlough and exile in the United States. He could have stayed in…

SHOULD THERE BE DIFFERENT WORK QUALIFICATIONS AND PAY LEVELS FOR FILIPINO DOMESTIC HELPERS IN HONG KONG?

Labor Attache to Hong Kong Jalilo Dela Torre floated this great idea in his Facebook post yesterday and it for obvious reasons, it immediately drew support from mostly OFWs in this city. Dela Torre said the idea was suggested to him by an owner of an employment agency – for Pinay helpers in Hong Kong…

MAY 2016 ELECTIONI – BATTLE BETWEEN FORCES OF GOOD AGAINST EVIL

              The April 26-29 survey of Pulse Asia, commissioned by ABS CBN, shows Rodrigo Duterte (33%) retaining his double-digit lead over Mar Roxas (22%) and Grace Poe (21%), following a similar trend tracked by Social Weather Station, another credible survey company, a few days before the May 9 election.             Analysts, however, said that…

IS DUTERTE FREE OF CORRUPTION AMID NEW CLAIM HIS FAMILY OWNS 41 PROPERTIES? IF NOT, IS HE FIT TO BECOME PRESIDENT?

First off, I’m not a paid blogger or anyone’s propagandist. So if any Duterte diehard fans bashes me with personal insults, not on issues, I reserve the right to bash back harder than you bash me. Second, this blog presents my personal views and opinions, and analyses of what’s going in the Philippines today. A…

ABOUT 33,000 A MONTH KILLED IF DUTERTE BECOMES PRESIDENT

Rodrigo Duterte promises to wipe out criminals across the Philippines in just six months and many of his supporters cheer him for this macho election pledge. But let’s take a simple and common sense close look at his particular wiping-out-criminals promise. Since the country’s population across over 7,000 islands is now about 102 million, it is…

2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: IS DUTERTE THE BEST CHOICE TO BRING POSITIVE CHANGES TO THE PHILIPPINES IN THE NEXT SIX YEARS?

Davao city mayor Rodrigo Duterte have captured the attention, interest and support of many overseas Filipinos in Hong Kong and elsewhere with his stern promises to crack down hard on hard-core criminals and corruption. He has declared personally killing some criminals in his city, and he has vowed that thousands of hard-core criminals won’t just…