Thinking Pinoy: March 2016

March 30, 2016

#StopLumadKillings : AFP Kills Lumads, Manobo Refugee tells Roxas



TANDAG CITY, SURIGAO DEL SUR--Manobo evacuees surprised presidential aspirant Mar Roxas with blunt answers to his questions when he visited an evacuation site last September 8, his last day in office as interior and local government secretary. 

March 28, 2016

Duterte bares Roxas’ Illegal Miner Crony

Presidential candidate and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte accuses Liberal Party (LP) and administration bet Manuel “Mar” Roxas of granting illegal favors to mining crony Eric Gutierrez.

March 27, 2016

Keeping Things in Perspective: Political Corruption and the Presidentiables


The killer, the novice, the incompetent, or the thief. The meme-powered and oft-unsubstantiated mudslinging is probably confusing a lot of voters today. And in these times, the best thing to do is to go back to the basic question: who is corrupt?

March 25, 2016

#PiliPinasDebates2016: Duterte, Binay, Roxas and Poe on Coco Levy



Poe uses so many words to say so little, the public fails to see the forest for the trees. Let Thinking Pinoy help you scrutinize her answer and see the truth for what it is.

March 23, 2016

#PiliPinasDebates2016: Duterte, Poe, and Foreign Policy


Duterte’s question about a military crisis completely baffled Poe, publicly exposing the latter’s inexperience. The incident popularized a number of memes, so I won’t add to that anymore. Instead, let’s take Poe a bit more seriously and let’s analyze what exactly happened during the said incident.

March 22, 2016

Pagpili ng Pangulo? Parang pigsa lang ‘yan!


Paano mo pagagalingin ang pigsa mo sa puwet? Meron kang apat na pagpipilian: Binay, Roxas, Poe, at Duterte.

March 18, 2016

(Explained in Plain Taglish) Ang Motion for Reconsideration sa Grace Poe DQ Case


 Matapos i-release ang desisyon ng Supreme Court sa Grace Poe vs Comelec, naghain ng 53-pahinang “Urgent Plea for Reconsideration” ang mga respondent sa kaso. Para sa kapakanan ng nakararami, narito ako para ipaliwanag ang nilalaman ng apelang ito gamit ang plain Taglish.

March 16, 2016

Google equates "konsumisyon" with "Roxas"


 Have you tried googling "translate konsumisyon"? You'll be surprised.

A Google search using the keyword pair"translate konsumisyon" yields the word "Roxas" in English.

March 15, 2016

Grace Poe DQ: 5 Interesting Things to Know


Gusto ko sanang magbigay ako ng mahabang komentaryo sa ruling sa disqualification case ni Grace Poe, pero naisip kong may ibang mga taong mas kwalipikado kaysa sa akin sa larangang iyon, kaya’t hayaan na lang nating sila ang gumawa no’n.

Sa halip, ililista ko ang ilang mga rebelasyon hindi lang sa mga opinions ng mga justices kundi pati na rin ang mga circumstances na nakapaligid sa kaso.

Tara’t iisa-isahin ko.

March 14, 2016

Grace Poe DQ: Carpio-Sereno rift casts doubt on CJ’s Mental Health




Throughout the hearings and up to the release of the Supreme Court (SC) decision, Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno’s bias in favor of respondent presidential candidate Senator Grace Poe-Llamanzares led some Filipino netizens to raise questions on Sereno’s mental health.

March 11, 2016

Grace, Danding, at Coco Levy Part 2 of 2: Ang Pagtatakip ni Poe



Ito ang continuation ng Ang Buong Kuwento ni Grace, Danding, at Coco Levy [Part 1/2]. Matapos kong ipaliwanag kung paano binuo, dinaya, at ninakaw ang buwis ng mga magniniyog, ipapaliwanag ko naman kung paano ito minamanipula hanggang ngayon, at kung paano tahasang dinidipensahan ni Poe si Danding sa kabila ng lahat.

Grace, Danding, at Coco Levy Part 1 of 2: Napoles-level Scam times 15


Hindi ko akalaing tatalbugan pa ni Grace Poe si Mar Roxas sa patindihan ng crony. Sa ngayon, pinipilit ko na lang paniwalaang mangmang si Poe. Dahil kung tunay niyang naiintidihan ang lahat ng ito, kabahan na tayong lahat. Tara at ipapaliwanag ko.

COIR INC PRESS STATEMENT: The time for pretension on the Coco Levy issue is over



[March 10, 2016] The time for pretension is over. Senators Poe and Escudero had obviously drawn the line on the decades-old coconut levy scam. Recent comments made by the two in a campaign sortie in Quezon Province yesterday clearly project the position of Danding Cojuangco and his Nationalist Peoples Coalition on the coco levy. So to claim that they are one with the coconut farmers in resolving this issue is a great big lie.

March 10, 2016

Coco group to Poe, Escudero: “Time for pretension over”



A coconut farmer group calls Poe and Escudero beyond “naïve” and “misinformed”, their statements on Danding Cojuangco and Coco Levy Fund Scam "a great big lie."

March 9, 2016

Gobyernong may #Puso: The 2021 State of the Nation Address



Ako poe si Grace Llamanzares-Poe, ang inyong pangulo. Ngayon taong 2021, narito poe ako upang isalaysay ang kalagayan ng ating bansa sa ilalim ng “Gobyernong may #Puso”.  

March 8, 2016

Roxas has his own Internet Army?


A Training Session for MAR Online Warrior

Lo and behold “MAR On-Line Warriors” (sic)!

2 Friends discuss PH Foreign Ownership Law


The Jumeirah Lakes Towers Free Zone in Dubai, UAE

Umaalis ang mga OFW sa bansa kasi walang matinong trabaho dito, pero alam mo bang pwedeng magkaroon ng OFW-level jobs sa Pilipinas mismo?

March 7, 2016

2 Friends discuss Candidate Platforms vs the Oligarchy



There is hope. We just have to make the right choices.


March 6, 2016

2 Friends discuss Arroyo vs Aquino PH GDP Growth


Is the country's recent stellar growth caused by Daang Matuwid? Is the GDP growth differential between Aquino and Arroyo significant? TP and JC investigate.

FACT CHECK: Grace Poe’s “Luxurious Multi-million-dollar US Mansion“

 Does Grace Poe actually own a “luxurious multi-million-dollar US mansion”? Thinking Pinoy investigates.

March 5, 2016

Guess who benefits from ARMM Voter Registration Spike


ARMM registered a suspicious spike in  2015 voter registrations. Now, who benefits from this anomaly?

March 2, 2016

Examining Duterte’s Miner-Friend




Just like Mar Roxas, Duterte also has a “friend” from the mining industry. Now, it's time to let that "friend" take the hot seat.

March 1, 2016

Supreme Court Math: Balance of Power in a Roxas Presidency

The Justices of the Philippine Supreme Court

A 2016 Roxas win allows a single party to control all three government branches. Something that has not happened since Martial Law.