I feel sick to the pit of my stomach whenever I hear or read about the argument advanced by the critics of the termination of the VFA, including some senators and congressmen who should know better, that we stand to lose US aid and grants.  


“The day (January 29) I said it, was the day I decided it should be terminated.” Thus did President Rodrigo Roa Duterte aka Digong declare when he said he wanted the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States scrapped. 


Ex-President Fidel Ramos, during whose term the onerous water concession contracts with Ayala’s Manila Water and Pangilinan’s Maynilad were forged, said “Our word must be our bond”.  “Our word” or “his word”?  He was the president.  He had the final say on...

Tweeter Boy

Teodoro ‘‘Tweeterboy” Locsin, Jr., the oligarch and elitist foreign secretary of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte aka Digong, has been severely criticized by several sectors of society, particularly the media, for tweeting expletives at a couple of reporters.  After Jhennet Enano of Inquirer reported that Digong skipped...


(After ranting and raving mad about the UNHRC resolution, Locsin now says the vote is a “small and harmless” matter.)  It is now patently obvious that Foreign Secretary Teodoro “Tweeterboy” Locsin, Jr. is a person with a very brave, sometimes filthy, mouth. 

My own term extension story: Unlike Mar Roxas, I got “burned”

I have a complaint to make. When Sec. Mar Roxas made public his own intentions of extending P-Noy's term, Malacanang appeared to be patting him on the back. But in my case, when I prayed in a cabinet meeting during GMA's time playfully hinting...


I WENT over the video again. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte aka Digong didn’t say the European Union ambassadors should leave the country within 24 hours, as reported by the mainstream media. What he actually implied was that once any EU ambassador interferes in our...