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?


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


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


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.