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Mahimbing na natutulog sa pancitan o kasali sa pagnanakaw?

It seems the strategy of those involved in the PDAF (Priority Development Assistance Fund) scam is to finger-point until our heads spin. I guess we have to break some fingers to get to the truth. The annual pork barrel for Congress is in the billions, P200-M each for 24 senators and P70-M each for 288 […]

Short notes

1. Dear Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon, I was floored by your statement on politicians who protect corrupt customs employees. “We have come across situations wherein the corrupt ones have the audacity because they know some people are backing them up. One of my proposals is to insulate Customs from political influence. How do we do […]

Big sticks, chopsticks, and a cake

In World War II Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Josef Stalin forged an alliance to defeat Adolf Hitler. It was a reality sandwich they had to eat—as distasteful to the capitalist leaders as it was to the communist leader—because there was nothing else on the table. Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin served a similar sandwich last […]

Hold your hoses

Republic Act 10586 (the Anti-Drunk and Drugged Driving Act of 2013) repealed mandatory drug testing for applications and renewals of driver’s licenses. You can now get a permit to drive without having to pay P300–P400 to pee in a little plastic canister. “Thank you Senator Tito Sotto for authoring the bill. Thank you President Noynoy […]

Post-election round-up

I am sad that Jun Magsaysay and Risa Hontiveros didn’t make it to the Magic 12 but I will be laughing through my tears when Migz Zubiri and Dick Gordon accuse Gringo Honasan of cheating them of their rightful place in the Senate. I am sad JV Ejercito made it but at the same time […]