Focus

REY UMALI wants us to believe that he has the goods. Comparing the Corona impeachment trial with his present case, he is “more than proud and confident” that he has “complete evidence” against CJ Meilou Sereno. He almost erupts with glee at it. How ungentlemanly. STRONG CASE? Still, if the House Committee on Justice has

‘YoKo Na!

I BEGAN WARNING against Rodrigo Duterte in 2015, when Cham Clowder was a wee voice in the blogosphere, infinitesimal even next to “very minor” PAB, who came on the scene later. In Short Memories (June 12, 2015), I wrote: Also a matter of concern is the rising popularity of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as a possible future tenant

Be the guy in white.

I STUMBLED ON THIS VIDEO in one of the Facebook groups. It originated from a pro-Duterte, pro-BBM fake news website. The video itself is authentic (it isn’t staged), but it has no backstory. Watch it and draw your own conclusions. The violence is distressing. In fact, it’s traumatizing. But there’s laughter in the background, and

Formless and Void

I MET WITH friends last week to talk about where we’re headed – more important, where Rodrigo Duterte is taking us. Thankfully, the company and food were good. The discussion was depressing. FORMLESS To be fair, we took an objective look at federalism. We wanted to know whether it was something the country truly needs now – is

Where are the 18 crates?

THIS WILL BE SHORT. I’ve only got some advice to share: No matter how annoying Harry Roque is, don’t let him distract you. A lot of what he says has the power to raise your blood pressure, but not much else. It’s largely opinion, mostly his own, and it’s actually irrelevant. As the presidential spokesman, his job is

Where is Tita Nanie?

I HAVEN’T FORGOTTEN.  Despite all the distractions since the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee ended its hearings on the P6.4 billion shabu haul, I still want to know who Tita Nanie is. More than that, I want to know where she’s been hiding. As to her identity, two possibilities were ruled out by the BRC on August 22. But at the sensational September

Dealing With Bullies

GROWING UP, I was taught that the noble spirit soars. It puts others above self, exalts excellence, and defends righteousness for the benefit of all. I understood how idealistic that was, but therein lay its beauty: ideals transcend us and invite aspiration; they beckon us and we dream. The nearer a person achieves the ideal, the greater the social