August 15, 2019

Speaker Cayetano's "Dolphy Situation": a super typhoon's brewing in the House?

The entire thing started with the bloody speakership race involving Marinduque’s Lord Allan Velasco, Leyte’s Martin Romualdez, and Taguig’s Alan Peter Cayetano. For two straight months, media bombarded the public ad nauseam with blow-by-blow reports, as if nothing else matters to the Common Tao.

Taguig 1st District Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano emerged victorious, but not without great cost.

How much political capital does he have left, and is it enough for him to survive for 15 months?

June 24, 2019

ex-DFA Sec. del Rosario, China, the Fishermen, the Incident and Reed Bank's Oil

If I were in Albert del Rosario's shoes...

June 7, 2019

After Statement on Bikoy: Caloocan Bishop David either a hypocrite or a liar?

Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David's statement denying complicity in the now-discredited Bikoy Videos show glaring inconsistencies, suggesting that the bishop is either a hypocrite or a liar... or is he something else?

Let's discuss.

June 5, 2019

On Bulacan Int'l Aiport, Duterte Finance Secretary's personal interests against Common Good?

Massive congestion in NAIA during the August 2018 Xiamen Air Incident, where a plane skidded off the runway, causing the cancellations of numerous flights as NAIA effectively lone runway is blocked.
Instead of allowing a new world-class airport, why does Finance Sec. Sonny Dominguez insist on us using an ultra congested airport and another one that's a bajillion miles away? Are Sonny's personal interests getting in the way of his decision-making? Is Dominguez, like the terminated ICT Secretary Rodolfo Salalima, another poster boy for regulatory capture?

Let's talk about that in greater detail.

May 30, 2019

Hey Karen Davila, here's my reply to your complaint

Dear Karen Davila,

My manager spoke to me recently and he relayed to me what you had to say. It's funny that this is the second time you've tried to reach me through channels, even if you can very easily get hold of my phone number by calling our common friends.

Anyhow, here's what I've got to say in return.

May 26, 2019


There's a win-win solution, actually.

May 23, 2019

Angel Locsin v. Jimmy Bondoc: THINK, ANGEL, THINK!

Angel Locsin's retort to Jimmy Bondoc's post is disappointing, to say the least.

May 10, 2019

The Bikoy Saga: Will Gretchen Ho dare to bite the American hand that fed her?

Are Gretchen Ho and Hidilyn Diaz as innocent as innocent goes?

May 7, 2019

NBI Cybercrime, you may have missed this BIGGER Bikoy-linked fake news website

NBI Cybercrime, you may have overlooked a website that could have caused even more damage than any of the five websites you mentioned in your Bikoy report.

And here I am to help.

May 3, 2019

Hey NBI, here’s a new lead for your Bikoy Video investigation

Hey NBI guys, I heard you're looking for other people, so let me humbly give you a few leads that you may have overlooked.
Note to Mr. Rodel Jayme: for your own sake, better spill the beans ASAP so you can still become a state witness.  Your would-be testimony may become unnecessary very soon.

April 30, 2019

Fact-checking the fact-checker: Over 50% of Vera Files funding from CIA-linked orgs

Why don't we fact-check the fact-checker?

April 29, 2019

How much has Vera Files, PCIJ, Rappler, CMFR received from CIA offshoot?

Just how much funding have Vera Files, PCIJ, Rappler, and CMFR received from the US government-funded CIA offshoot National Endowment for Democracy (NED)?

Here's data from none other than NED itself.

April 26, 2019

Here's the complete step-by-step guide to uncovering Metro Balita's owner

Two Manila Times columnists – former ambassador Rigoberto “Bobi” Tiglao and Maastricht University lecturer Sass Rogando Sasot – have written about this, but I like having all bases covered, so here we go.

February 16, 2019


I earlier wondered why Maria Ressa and her media allies never mentioned anything about the truthfulness of the report upon which Wilfredo Keng's libel suit was based.

I got the answer a day later, when I got hold of a letter [PDEA] dated 15 August 2016 from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, addressed to what I presume to be Keng's lawyer. The letter stated that Keng, at least as of the letter's writing, had NO DEROGATORY RECORD in PDEA's database.

Rappler never took down the assailed news article, despite knowing full well that all it has is merely an intelligence report while Keng has an official document proving the contrary.

Rappler, in short, published a VERIFIABLE FALSEHOOD.

February 2, 2019

Parents: DOH bangkay chasers “buy evidence” from Dengvaxia victims

A child holding a Dengvaxia Card.
It’s been over a year since the Dengvaxia Scandal erupted in November 2017. Since then, the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) with its chief Atty. Persida Acosta has autopsied the bodies of over a hundred vaccinees, a vast majority of whom are school-age children who received the vaccine through the botched 2016 school-based vaccination program of the Department of Health (DOH), led by then Secretary Janette Garin.

PAO has already filed a number of criminal, civil, and administrative cases against the perpetrators of what could possibly be the biggest case of medical practice in Modern History.

Justice, however, remains elusive, as several of the victims’ parents came forward and accused today’s Department of Health of attempting to “buy evidence” from them, which would make it more difficult for the victims’ families to secure convictions against the culprits.

January 20, 2019

FACT CHECK: How exactly did Mar Roxas become "Mar Roxas Ekonomista"?

Losing 2016 presidential contender and 2019 senatorial aspirant Manuel "Mar" Roxas II recently launched an advertisement campaign "Mar Roxas Ekonomista", a clear attempt at branding Roxas as an economist... but is he?

January 15, 2019

What DFA data breach? A 2nd open letter to the incompetent and egotistic Twitter Boy Locsin

Teddy Boy, how does it feel to swallow your own vomit?

Wait, What!?! Kris Aquino vs Nicko Falcis Saga links to PNOY and the South China Sea Conflict

The latest installment of the Kris Aquino vs Nicko Falcis saga reveals PNoy's close relationship with the Indonesian billionaire whose greed brought the Philippines to the brink of war with China.

January 9, 2019

On Kris Aquino's #PABoost, here's an Open Letter to Foreign Sec. Teddy Boy Locsin

Secretary Locsin, I can never be "fucking envious" of the things you said.

January 6, 2019

#PABoost: Kris Aquino, the showbiz cockroach, bit off more social media fodder than she can chew

After the Nagasaki and Hiroshima nuclear attacks, reports came out that cockroaches were the only creatures that survived the two blasts. With that said, I think it can be argued that Kris Aquino is the showbiz equivalent of the Nagasaki and Hiroshima Cockroaches, with her atomic blasts being the many scandals she survived throughout her showbiz career.

And what's the problem? Kris Aquino's #PABoost Scandal, the latest atomic blast,  is something that even a cockroach like her may not survive.