Thinking Pinoy: January 2017

January 26, 2017

College sorority blog Rappler's Chay Holifena and her delusions

I have less than two hours to write this article. But it's just a rebuttal for a Rappler article, so two hours is all I need.

January 22, 2017

#LeniLeaks: Mainstream Media's deception and how it'll backfire

Two weeks ago, I published “Inside Leni Robredo's international propaganda machinery”. The article featured emails published in the Yahoo! Group Global Filipino Diaspora Council (GFDC), a civil society group led by billionaire lobbyist Loida Nicolas-Lewis, her sister and former Commission on Filipinos Overseas chief Imelda Nicolas, and a several other extremely influential members of the Overseas Filipino community.

January 11, 2017

#LeniLeaks is about Leni, “Our Lady of Naga”

Sass Rogando Sasot's first post about a leaked OVP email, followed by my article, “#OustDuterte: Inside Leni Robredo's international propaganda machinery”, is what launched the #LeniLeaks scandal. Since then, the #LeniLeaks scandal has gotten so big, it took on a life of its own.

Administration officials have issued various warnings to various oppositionists. Oppositionists have issued various denials and alibis. And as for netizens... Ugh, where do I even start?

I think that after five days of nonstop bickering, it's time to put things back into perspective. Why? Because almost everybody is talking about the wrong issue, almost everybody is attacking a strawman.

Let's get started.

January 7, 2017

#LeniLeaks : Sec. Raffy Alunan's challenge and Mainstream Media's reluctance


In yesterday's “#OustDuterte: Inside Leni Robredo's international propaganda maachinery”, Sass Rogando Sasot and I gave you a glimpse of how Vice-president Leni Robredo's well-oiled, well-funded, and hyper-influential PR machine works, thanks to billionaire Fil-Am lobbyist Loida Nicolas-Lewis and the Global Filipino Diaspora Council (GFDC), of which Nicolas-Lewis is part.

The #LeniLeaks issue quickly gained traction as it trended on the number one spot on Twitter yesterday.

January 6, 2017

Inside Leni Robredo's international propaganda machinery

Oh, Georgina! I pity you.

January 5, 2017

FACT CHECK: Mocha Uson received P300K from BBM?

Just when I thought I was done for the day with my newest article Mainstream Media's love affair with Leni Robredo, I was surprised to discover that various pages have been spreading an image that shows a cheque for Php 300,000, allegedly addressed to Mocha Uson and signed by no less than former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos.

The photo has been shared by Liberal Party-aligned pages with Oras Na Roxas Na leading the pack.

My initial reaction was shock, not for the allegation that Mocha received bribes from BBM, but for the fact it’s hard to believe that Mocha Uson could be bought for so little.

Pero sige, patulan natin.

January 4, 2017

Mainstream Media's love affair with Leni Robredo

Vice-president Leni Robredo’s extremely conspicuous absence during and immediately after Typhoon Nina’s onslaught, along with mainstreams media’s treatment of the issue, has led me to a series of realizations that go way beyond the usual disgust for Leni’s hypocrisy.

January 2, 2017

#NasaanSiLeni: Leni meets Fil-Am pregnancy doctor before Manila flight

In my recently published article “Globetrotting Leni humiliates self with New Year message”, I explained that the Vice-president Leni Robredo’s silence after Typhoon Nina decimated the Bicol region is mind-boggling.

January 1, 2017

Globetrotting Leni humiliates self with New Year message

Vice-president Leni Robredo will need one hell of an alibi.