May 17, 2018

Akbayan-LP's impeach plan vs 8 pro-QW SC Justices will increase Duterte's Power


Senator Risa Hontiveros' Akbayan Partylist will be filing, through its Rep. Tom Villarin impeachment cases against the eight associate justices who voted in favor of the the Quo Warranto Petition against Atty. Lourdes Sereno.

I'll tell you how it will backfire GLORIOUSLY.

Several pleasant surprises that kinda restored my Faith in Humanity


Here's a rare feel-good ThinkingPinoyarticle. 😂😂😂

April 27, 2018

Imagining a post-2022 Malacañang


I am confident that President Rody Duterte will remain to be massively popular until his term ends. However, at the rate things are going, I regretfully predict that his international reputation in the West will be in tatters, given the Liberal Party's "excellent" working relationship with Western media and academia, thanks to its access to a massive international NGO network. Adding the fact that there's virtually no international counter-propaganda coming from the administration makes it all the worse.

We're almost midway through 2018, and I have doubts on whether there's enough time to implement charter change. The President himself said in December the Nation may not be ready for Federalism, saying it is not resonating in the Visayas and Mindanao. He also said Congress is apparently unwilling to make concessions so the Federal Constitution's development appears to be on a deadlock [Star].

While I seriously hope that Federalism pushes through, let us, for the meanwhile, consider a scenario where we're still under the unedited 1987 Constitution. That is, let’s assume that there'll be a 2022 Presidential Elections.

March 22, 2018

THOUGHT EXPERIMENT: How I would argue Calida’s Quo Warranto vs Sereno


Several camps, including the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP), are gunning for the dismissal of SolGen Calida's Quo Warranto petition against Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno, arguing that impeachment is the only constitutional means of removing impeachable officials.

I think this is incorrect and let me explain why.
DISCLAIMER: These is my personal opinion regarding the case. Should there be legal infirmities in my explanations, I strongly encourage the reader to point them out in the comments section of the ThinkingPinoy Facebook Page or to email me at TP@ThinkingPinoy.net . Also note that I am already exhausted so I have no more energy to proofread my work.
Let’s go.

March 5, 2018

Supreme Court Politics: Sereno will lose, but Carpio will lose more



Did you know that Senator Leila de Lima almost became a Chief Justice?

The Battles for Chief Justice over the past two decades are nothing short of Amazing. And yes, that’s with an “s”, and a capital “A”.

February 20, 2018

#DengGate: Sanofi, DoH turned Pinoy kids into guinea pigs? No, a lot worse than that

The Department of Health and Sanofi's collective strategy in three words: "INJECT AND FORGET".

February 7, 2018

DoH and Sanofi's Secret: Dengvaxia® may cause multiple organ failure


ThinkingPinoy was informed that he may be meeting with President Duterte really soon, and he shall tell him everything he wrote here.

Note that ThinkingPinoy is a one-man team so he does not have proofreaders. He apologizes for any typographical errors because he's already too tired to proofread the article at this time.

February 5, 2018

#DengGate: Leaked emails show Pnoy, Garin, Hartigan-Go intentionally bent rules for Sanofi


Leaked emails and other documents show how Aquino, Garin and Hartigan-Go magnificently orchestrated the approval of the untested Dengvaxia vaccine... and how they broke more than a few laws in the process.

January 3, 2018

An ex-Roxas PR lady's journey from Mamasapano to #CocoyGate to 2019


A notorious PR operator is back on the move?

December 31, 2017

#DengGate: PNoy, Garin, Abad, Padilla almost bankrupted PhilHealth

Let's start with a recap of bad news after bad news.

December 25, 2017

#DengGate: Garin’s P4.8-billion botched, overpriced Health Center Project


You thought P3.5-B was bad? Well, here's one for P4.8-B!

December 18, 2017

OFWS BEWARE: Atty. Bruce Rivera's Noah Foundation and its Overseas Remittance Scam



Monkey remittance business preys on unwitting OFWs? Ginamit si Inday? And since when did Atty. Bruce Rivera become the "chief legal advisor for the Duterte presidential family"?

December 13, 2017

#DengGate: Dear Mr. President, here’s the memo you asked for


Dear Mr. President,

December 7, 2017

#DengGate: A Dengvaxia victim's mother writes to Health Sec. Duque

One of my reader's sons was a recipient of Dengvaxia under the Department of Health (DoH)'s mass immunization program. A few days ago, the child started exhibiting some symptoms of severe dengue. Her son has no prior history of dengue. 

She emailed me, hoping that I can help her letter reach DoH Sec. Duque.

I decided to publish the letter here in my blog, with very minimal edits on punctuation and choice of prepositions. 

Her English is far from perfect, but she writes straight from a mother's heart.

Here we go.

December 6, 2017

#DengGate: Botched Tarlac Dengvaxia case hints DoH-led coverup


The Dengvaxia article that may finally pave the way for  my "liquidation". The Dengvaxia article that may finally pave the way for  my "liquidation". Here's one from a blogger who can't be bought.

December 5, 2017

#DengGate: Kid in ICU for dengue only 3 months after 3rd dose -- Tarlac Mom


Health Secretary Francisco Duque earlier said Dengvaxia provides a 30-month protective period before risk of severe dengue for recipients with no prior history of dengue kicks in. However, an interview with a mother from Tarlac suggests that such a "protective period" may not be entirely true.

(Featured Image: A photo of the said 12-year-old child while in a hospital ICU inlaid with a photo of a vial of the Dengvaxia)

Update: 04 Dec 2017, 730 AM: MS. Pangalangan said she just remembered that she was actually asked by the school to sign a consent form, although she maintains that nobody explained to her Dengxaxia's limitations and potential side effects.


December 3, 2017

#DengGate: Aquino’s Garin ignores WHO warnings, risks 700k Filipino kids’ lives


Here's the story of how Aquino-era Health Secretary Janette Garin chronically ignored expert opinion and launched what possibly is the biggest Public Health scandal in the country to date.

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.