A Pivot To China?

Think again. China is collapsing on frivolity and waste. Not good for Duterte to pivot to them. Meanwhile, the Taiwanese are making fun of Duterte.

Scarborough Shoal: Close Encounters with China

Originally posted on SubSelfie.com:
Technically, the place is merely a collection of rocks and reefs. But its numerous names mirror the tension that has engulfed its waters. China believes it is Huangyan Dao based on their historical claims. Filipino fishermen from Zambales refer to it as Kalburo or Bajo de Masinloc or Panatag Shoal — a…

Sorcery in Governance

In one of the comments in the Daily Inquirer, one posited, albeit with levity, that a sorcerer-consultant is dictating Duterte to kill as many as he can, so that he can can be macho forever. I find this plausible, considering that in his campaign sorties, Duterte would mete out towels with his lint to his…

Summary Execution at Temple Drive

Originally posted on SubSelfie.com:
On September 10, 2016, at around 1:55am, witnesses said they saw a silver Toyota Fortuner come to a complete stop in a sidewalk along Temple Drive in Barangay Ugong Norte, Quezon City. Afterwards, they heard multiple gunshots. Then the vehicle sped away in the direction of White Plains Subdivision. In…

The Davao of My Youth

  DUTERTE, THE COPYCAT Just like today, during Marcos’s Martial Law, there was this effing LIST of people to be hunted down for arrest/liquidation, and I was on that list. I was a campus journalist, and that was my extra-curricular activity, while the others went the fraternity route, and some such organization. The Philippine Constabulary…