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Trump’s Russia, Duterte’s China

Siegfried and Roy had a long-running and very successful act at the Mirage Casino in Las Vegas. The act featured two white tigers that...

Making an apple look like a banana

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s self-serving assertion that any unflattering media reports about him are “fake news,” CNN, which has been among...

Two investigations, two different prospects

It’s fascinating comparing the way the investigation of alleged wrong-doing by the Presidents of the Philippines and the United States, Rodrigo Duterte and Donald...

War won? Cancer gone?

We should all be grateful that the war in Marawi is over. We owe the AFP and the PNP a debt of gratitude for...

Learn to dance with the music

Paying a visit to relatives in a small provincial town is always an interesting experience if you are a columnist desperate to find a...

The post-Marcos, post-Martial law generation

Current developments in our country are bringing back the specter of martial law. President Rodrigo Duterte has given not-too-subtle hints about declaring it. And...

Mueller, Morales, Dotard, and Duterte

The similarities are too striking to ignore. Both US President Donald Trump (whom North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un called a “dotard”) and President Rodrigo Duterte...

Welcome to the Age of Vulgarity

When then presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte called His Holiness Pope Francis, “putang ina ka,” because Duterte got stuck in traffic due to the Pope’s...

May angal, circa 2017?

I wrote a piece entitled “May Angal?” (meaning, Any Complaints) back in April, 2010 when the Filipino people felt they had enough of the...

Have the courts been displaced by the Senate and social media?

Time was, whenever a major corruption scandal or a heinous crime exploded in the public sphere, old timers like myself followed the developments in...