You can’t help but laugh at one of the arguments being made, that those who changed their mind about their manoks – Leni Robredo being the most talked about currently among those manoks – did so because they were paid. It kind of shows you a glimpse that Filipinos can think of hardly any other … Continue reading Filipinos and their inability to grasp the concept of “updating one’s stances”
One way of defining brinksmanship is to say that it is "the art or practice of pursuing a dangerous policy to the limits of safety before stopping, typically in politics." It is a timid and rather treacherous ploy where the one attempting brinksmanship will attack his opponent in a way that can be later denied … Continue reading PCO Secretary Martin Andanar Defeats The Opposition’s Brinksmanship Play
When I first came across talk about a supposed ouster plot against President Rodrigo R. Duterte being planned using a Yahoogroup, my first reaction was, "People still use Yahoogroup?" After that, it was a bit hard for me to believe that some people would actually be stupid enough to use a publicly viewable Yahoogroup to … Continue reading Much Ado About the #LeniLeaks Yahoogroups
Perhaps Duterte social media stalwarts Mocha Uson, Sass Rogando, Franco Mabanta and Thinking Pinoy have already put this question out there, so maybe I'm just echoing the suspicion that criminal syndicates are funding an attempt to oust President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. Having lost billions of pesos of income over the past several months, criminal syndicates are probably starving by now … Continue reading Are Criminal Syndicates Funding Attacks On Duterte?
One, the silent majority is a pretentious name for a minority that wants to appear bigger and stronger than it actually is. Two, a minority, whose political affiliations clearly spell out a desire to return to the unacceptable status quo, cannot presume to speak for the real silent majority, the rest of the people who … Continue reading Why the use and abuse of “The Silent Majority” annoys me to no end
BIG brouhaha over the week was the blocking of veteran and multi-awarded journalist Inday Espina Varona from accessing her Facebook account. The reason for the incident was apparently some trolls had undertaken a cyber operation to report Varona's account as unfit for the social media platform. Her access was restored by Facebook after an uproar … Continue reading Will Facebook’s security system ever cure fake news and trolling?
When the newspaper wrapping was removed, the fish looked like talakitok. Gina Navarro, whose family owns Estrel’s Caramel Cake, said it was called simbad in her hometown, Oriental Mindoro, and that it thrives in Naujan Lake. It reminded me of maliputo, a prized, expensive fish found in Taal Lake in Batangas. On my first trip … Continue reading ‘Simbad’ and other fish talk – Micky Fenix