November 2, 2017

Trillanes Press Corps refutes Trump’s “narco” comment?


Senator Trillanes attacked my credibility earlier when he refuted reports saying that US President Donald Trump called him a “narco”.

Ooohhh, did Trillanes himself tacitly admit that we should doubt mainstream media?

TRILLANES, YOU REALLY ARE AN IDIOT.

October 28, 2017

Contreras was not "fired": he was disinvited, just like Leni Robredo


I started ThinkingPinoy with the intention of talking about Politics and little else. The problem, however, is that I have not seen a drama queen of your caliber before. I didn't want to respond to your round-the-clock passive-aggressive dilawan-type status posts because I hate drama, except when that drama involves a national issue.

I write because I want to help people make better political decisions. I do not write to gain sympathy and attention. Truth be told, I do not really care if other writers have other intentions, but their freedom to choose their reason for writing ends where they start trampling on me and my work.

IMPORTANT NOTE: I really do not want to talk about this issue but the attacks have gotten so vicious that it might affect the reputation of my blog among my social media followers and it might also harm the reputation not only of Karambola, but DWIZ as well. Yes, I have to address this before the issue gets out of hand. 

October 21, 2017

#CocoyGate: Mar Roxas' “special assignments” for PR operator Joyce Ramirez


Hey Mar Roxas and Joyce Ramirez, if you want more after this, just let me know.

October 8, 2017

#CocoyGate: Cocoy's Missing? Hey NBI Cybercrime, here’s another name


THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN IN COLLABORATION WITH SASS ROGANDO SASOT. FEATURE IMAGE CREDITS GO TO VINCIT OMNIA VERITAS PHILIPPINES (VOVPH).

October 2, 2017

#CocoyGate: Senator Villar, let me link Cocoy to Bam and Kiko

Senator Cynthia Villar, I think I'm on to something.

September 29, 2017

#CocoyGate: Senator Sotto, here's the guy you're looking for


THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN IN COLLABORATION WITH  VOVPH AND SASS ROGANDO SASOT.

September 15, 2017

CHR as “legal fiction” and the removal of Chito Gascon

I have read some posts questioning the legal existence of the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines, with the argument being that there is no enabling law creating CHR. That is, while the Constitution provides for the creation of a CHR, the current CHR is created only by virtue of an executive order, which is EO 163 s. 1987.

September 12, 2017

What did Chito Gascon do?

This is the continuation of “Who is CHR Chair Chito Gascon? [Part 1 of 2]”.

September 5, 2017

The Impeachment Gambit: Connecting Trillanes, Bautista, Sereno, Robredo, and Marcos


After gaining lots of very useful contacts from the House of Representatives, I have discovered that the much-touted supermajority has finally started flexing its legislative muscles.

Inday, ilabas na ang chopping block!


September 3, 2017

Gordon’s Ethics Complaint: Recent discoveries suggest Trillanes is toast

Recent discoveries about dynamics inside the Senate virtually ensure Trillanes’ expulsion.

September 2, 2017

Bye-bye Trillanes? How far will Gordon’s ethics complaint go?

We are all familiar with Antonio Trillanes’ antics in the Senate. Looking back in history, I can recall that he has clashed with Senators Enrile, Sotto, Cayetano, Lacson, and Zubiri, to name a few. Trillanes got away with all of them, but it appears that he may not get away this time, when he insulted Senator Richard Gordon’s Blue Ribbon Committee, calling it a “comite de absuelto” during a 29 August 2017 senate hearing.

This case is more important that most of us think. If Trillanes is expelled, there will only be 21 active senators left, making Comelec chair Andy Bautista's prospective impeachment trial more likely to result into a conviction, as explained in "Andy Bautista exit more likely after Hontiveros kidnapping stunt".

I will not discuss anymore the “why” behind Senator Gordon’s prospective ethics complaint because I believe that the reader is already familiar with what kind of senator Trillanes is. Instead, I will attempt to explain the journey that Gordon’s complaint will take, along with the odds of it succeeding in expelling Trillanes from the Senate once and for all.

September 1, 2017

Bye-bye LP? Political implications of the Duterte-Marcos negotiations


Rodrigo Duterte never fails to surprise me.

August 26, 2017

Andy Bautista exit more likely after Hontiveros kidnapping stunt


In yesterday’s “The Kidnapper-Senator Risa Hontiveros”, I explained how Senator Risa Hontiveros is criminally liable for violating, among others, the law against kidnapping and serious illegal detention. Save for the usual dilatory tactics associated with moneyed defendants, I expect a pretty speedy trial, as the elements of the crime can be very easily proven.

But the ramifications of Hontiveros’ audacity extends beyond the confines of the courtroom, as her stupidest move yet come with blowbacks that her tiny brain was unable to foresee.

August 25, 2017

The Kidnapper-Senator Risa Hontiveros?

Senator Risa Hontiveros took custody of the three witnesses — 31-year-old and two minors aged 16 and 13 years old — since Sunday (August 20) [MB], without authorization from the minors’ parents and/or legal guardians.

Some camps argue that Senator Hontiveros and her accomplices may be liable for violating Article 267 of the Revised Penal Code, which covers Kidnapping and Serious Illegal Detention, so let’s see if she can indeed be sued for it.

I consulted my lawyer-friends and MyLegalWhiz.com for the preparation of this article.

August 21, 2017

TRANSCRIPT: Q and A with Comelec chair's brother Martin Bautista

A couple of weeks ago, Comelec chair Andres "Andy" Bautista's wife, Patricia "Tisha" Bautista, revealed to the public pieces of evidence that strongly suggest that the husbad amassed ill-gotten wealth during his stint in the government. 

In defense of his brother Andy, Martin Bautista, a practicing gastroenterologist in the United States, came out several days after the revelation, claiming that much of Andy's alleged wealth came from him. Martin has since appeared in several shows, and he decided to reach out to social media bloggers and newspaper columnists by granting an interview.

August 8, 2017

Comelec and DOTC Corruption: Wife's exposé breeds another exposé?

Ah, Tisha! Thank you!

August 7, 2017

Customs vs Lower House: Ang Chika sa Bebot vs Mandy Saga

Parang kailangan atang may sibakin. Hulaan mo kung sino.

July 29, 2017

Duterte’s SONA marks start of Rappler’s end?


Will Rappler close down soon?

July 22, 2017

AirAsia and that excess baggage called Jamela Alindogan


My gahd! I heyt drahgs.

July 15, 2017

Conchita's Trojan Horse: Weak Mamasapano cases to provide PNoy immunity?

You think the Ombudsman's had a change of heart? Think again.