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

MARIA RESSA’S CYBER LIBEL: EVIDENCE SUGGESTS CONVICTION IS HIGHLY LIKELY


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.

January 4, 2019

#PABoost: Exploring Jover Laurio's financial links to the oppositionist Liberal Party


Who knew that Kris Aquino's estranged financial manager would reopen a gigantic can of worms?

If there's such a thing as VP Leni Robredo's "well-oiled machinery", this must be it.

#PABoost: There's another fishy thing about this anti-admin blogger's page financials


With the financial manager of the former presidential sister gone, who's funding Pinoy Ako Blog's active sponsored posts today?

I think this issue is especially relevant today. 

Since Pres. Rody Duterte assumed office in 2016, opposition figures, such as Rappler, have accused administration-aligned blogs such as MOCHA USON BLOGFor the Motherland - Sass Rogando SasotThinking Pinoy, of receiving financial support from administration personalities.

To this day, these accusations are still bereft of any tangible evidence, accusations that the blogs' respective owners categorically deny.

The irony? Evidence shows that at least one opposition blog -- Pinoy Ako Blog -- is guilty of what the opposition accuses the three bloggers listed above.

November 11, 2018

Mislatel Franchise Revoked? SEC filings suggest non-compliance, but...


Will the Philippines ever succeed in breaking the Telco duopoly? There is hope, kinda.

August 24, 2018

A "Shabulized" Naga City? Inquirer “corrects” fake News with fake News

Leni Robredo spokesperson Barry Gutierrez, who called a critic's claim "ridiculous", just made an even more ridiculous claim... and the Inquirer fell for it hook, line, and sinker. 

July 9, 2018

Photos show Robredo revisor chillaxes with SC PET employees in Pansol Resort


Highly-placed sources provided photos and information showing Robredo’s revisor for the vice-presidential electoral protest went with at least twenty other Supreme Court-Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) employees for an outing in a Laguna resort last month.

June 25, 2018

Is Health Sec. Duque doing an Ombudsman Carpio-Morales?


Here’s why I believe Health Secretary Francisco Duque must go.

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".