Thinking Pinoy: October 2016

October 31, 2016

Genius! The Method to Duterte’s Foreign Policy Madness

Sun Tzu’s Art of War states, “Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt [UCSD].”

October 29, 2016

#HindiTama: Rodrigo Duterte vs the Philippine Daily Inquirer


GMA News recently introduced the #HindTama project, which purportedly "aims to put in check some of the viral hoaxes that spread on social media [GMA]." However, I cannot help but wonder they needlessly limited their scope when they could have covered mainstream media itself, especially those cases when mainstream media men engage in unethical practices,

I am not sure of GMA knows how to do this, so let me teach them how.

October 25, 2016

The Hilarity of the Anti-Mocha Uson Petition


A Change.org petition initiated by a certain Paul Quilet is calling for the suspension of the Mocha Uson Blog Facebook Page.

October 17, 2016

BBM vs Leni: Why LP needs to assassinate Duterte soon

Just when I felt that Bongbong Marcos’ political relevance has started to fade away after the May 2016 loss, I suddenly realized that that the late dictator’s son has a crucial role to play in today’s Political Game of Thrones.

DISCLAIMER: I am not saying that this actually is LP's plan. What I am saying is that this is the model of future events that best fits my current understanding of the situation. Nothing more, nothing less.

October 12, 2016

Ressa's Pride before Rappler's Fall


It all started with Rappler founder Maria Ressa’s October 3rd rant “Propaganda war: Weaponizing the internet”, where she accused Duterte supporters of cheating the Facebook’s algorithm to boost social media performance statistics. Ressa went on to publish three sequels, while the rest of her Rapplerettes published follow-up articles that follow the same theme.

October 10, 2016

Duterte's 1st 100 days, "Team PH Losing', and why Ramos nixed China Trip

In an earlier Facebook post, I used the “Love Triangle” analogy to explain the Philippines' foreign policy realignment. The original post, written in Filipino, goes something like this:

October 8, 2016

Inquirer, Rappler dying? The Rise of the Millennial Mosquito Press


He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you. - Friedrich Nietszche.

October 1, 2016

A Furious Germany? Dissecting Duterte's Hitler Statement


Dear President Duterte, you need to apologize for the Hitler analogy, but...