WATERSHED IN US HISTORY

Tomorrow, January 20, will be a watershed in US history.  Never in its history has there been so much anxiety, fear even, among the American people of what might happen during the inauguration of an incoming President, Joe Biden. 

CIA

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...

DIGONG’S CREDIBILITY IN HIS ANTI-CORRUPTION DRIVE BADLY ERODED

President Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte told his Man Friday, Bong Go, now a senator of the Republic, “to act as if you are with the opposition” when it comes to corruption issues. As one who voted for Digong as President...

DIGONG’S EMPTY THREAT

"If they (the US) can't deliver at least 20 million doses (of anti-COVID-19 vaccine) at a minimum, they better get out.  No vaccine, no stay here," declared President Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte. He was referring to the Visiting Forces Agreement...

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...

MENDICANT MENTALITY

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.  

THERE’S NO ALTRUISM IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said Digong has done “great” in the last four years.  Hardly anyone will quarrel with that. However, there is one thing where Digong has not done “great” after four long years –...

WHAT CONSEQUENCES?

(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...

THE SUPREME COURT AND THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORAL TRIBUNAL

President Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte’s alleged trip to Singapore the weekend before last has again given rise to speculations about his health. Consequently, the matter of presidential succession again became the subject of much discussion in many quarters notwithstanding what...