Aquino Government’s Crisis Management Failures

President Benigno Aquino government’s clear failure to deal effectively with several major crises is both lamentable and deplorable. Why? Because it’s the Filipino people, not his senior officials, who bears the brunt of his administration’s ineptitude. Two major bumblings of his government stand out. The first is its continuing failure to find and collect all…

What does the Supreme Court decision on PDAF, Malampaya Fund mean to Pinoys in general?

Lots and lots of potential benefits! Such as jobs creation and livelihood programs (if concerned officials have ample vision and imagination to pursue this), more medicine for public hospitals, more and better schools, expanded support to farmers and fishermen and many others. The sums that would otherwise be lost to ghost projects and kickbacks to…

Half truths, omissions in Aquino official’s surprise Nov 19 meeting with Hong Kong’s Pinoy community

Quite understandably, cabinet secretary Rene Almendras said all the right things about the government’s super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) relief efforts during a surprise meeting yesterday (Nov. 19) at the consulate with the Pinoy media and community leaders in Hong Kong. For those unfamiliar with Almendras, he is President Benigno Aquino’s alter ego in Malacanang. In…