Ninoy and The EDSA Uprising…


As the 27th year of the 1986 EDSA uprising that toppled the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos approaches, certain  ‘pundits’  keep on rewriting that glorious event to suit their own political bent.  Lately, an article   in Get Real Philippines  gave credit to the US-CIA in maneuvering Marcos out of power because of his nationalist sentiment of trying…

Lucio Tan Gets Reprieve On Wealth Suit Under PNOY’s Watch!


Draw whatever conclusion you want, but the dismissal of the forfeiture proceedings against businessman tycoon Lucio Tan by the Sandiganbayan happened on President Benigno Simeon Aquino’s watch, thus damaging his ‘impact’ slogan of “Matuwid Na Daan.” Tan had survived  Corazon Aquino’s  (1986-1992) efforts to restore what had been stolen from the people by the Marcoses and his cronies where it…

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas 9th Year of Makeover


Nine years ago to this month,  the 9th Congress of the Republic of the Philippines decreed the death of the Central Bank created under RA 265 and resurrected it through Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas under  Republic Act 7653.  The demise of the old bank regulator was never explained by the proponents to the public – it was better…

Honasan Talking About Bill Of Rights Makes Olalia Twisting In His Grave!


Watching Senator Gringo Honasan interpellating Secretary of Justice Lila De Lima during the impeachment trial of CJ Renato Corona yesterday about affording even a lowly citizen his constitutional rights to life, liberty and property as the very basis  of  the existence of any government gave me goose pimples.  Rolando Olalia must be twisting in  his grave! God Save The Queen…

Col. Mariano Must Have A Retinue of Rich Clientele!


“The devil can cite the Scripture for his purpose.” (Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice). It was in the case of  Navy Colonel Generoso Mariano, who wanted President Noynoy Aquino replaced through extra-constitutional process by quoting the near “scriptural bidding”  of Rizal: “If we have had bad leaders  today and in the past , it is not the…

If We Are Gullible, So Must The People!


Some people I have considered literate had been taken for a hilarious ride by the Magdalo Group of soldiers.  The Magdalo Group is version 2 of RAM (Reform the Armed Forces Movement) by Senator Gregorio Honasan and the members of this group are transactional operators just like RAM members; they too are brash, ambitious, adventurous…