2015 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 17,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many…

CARMEN GUERRERO NAKPIL ON THE DEATH OF NINOY AQUINO


My good friend and a classmate in college, Walter T. Young had wandered into my blog.  I didn’t know that he was a Marcos believer. I take the liberty of posting here part of Mrs. Carmen Guerrero Nakpil’s trilogy which is kept in Presidential Museum and Library and shared in the timelines of some Facebook…

VP Binay, The Old Politician, Will Not Inspire Hope!


Richard Holbrooke’s Note to the Readers of his book, “To End A War” is a wise counsel to young politicians – it may as well serve as a valuable advice to young Filipino politicians.  With the pragmatism of old politicians and their corrupt ways, Rizal could still be relevant in his hope that the youth…

The New York Times Spin!


One can understand why the New York Times was bad mouthing President Benigno Simeon Aquino.  He did not bring business to New York.  The crooks did. More crooks in the mold of the Marcoses, stealing from the Filipinos and splurging those stolen millions in this sleepless city, means more  business for New York. “One winter morning…

NY Times Mistook The Philippines A Vassal Archipelago Of The U.S.


Some 8509 miles from across the globe, New York Times counseled President Benigno Simeon Aquino to step down from power after  2016 because the fragile democracy in the country is in peril if he amends the constitution to   run again and to clip the powers of the Supreme Court. This unsolicited advice betrays a certain…

Is The Term Limit Unconstitutional? Or Does It Remove The Power From the People?


Filipinos value the American constitutional traditions but are turned off by the fundamental mechanics that nurture these constitutional values.  Part of this “value” recognition is the habit of the Supreme Court of the Philippines to cite American jurisprudence on constitutional law whenever it is confronted with constitutional questions itself.  The classic case of Marbury v. Madison…