PCO Secretary Martin Andanar Defeats The Opposition’s Brinksmanship Play

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

Much Ado About the #LeniLeaks Yahoogroups

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

Are Criminal Syndicates Funding Attacks On Duterte?

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?

Move on, get left behind or shoved out of the way.

Roughly comprising 37 percent of the voting population, the post-Marcos generation defined the country's politics in the 2016 elections in terms that lay outside of the views that emerged from the conflict between the Marcoses and those that put them out of power. The reality that stares before us is clear: People who insist on clinging to the past will be left behind or shoved out of the way.

Media Security Chief Joel Egco’s Tips on Staying Safe on Social Media

Perhaps foreseeing the impact of arming the press with the Freedom of Information executive order which allows them greater access to information on government transactions and records, President Rodrigo Duterte also created the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) which is supposed to investigate work related media killings as well as provide protection for journalists … Continue reading Media Security Chief Joel Egco’s Tips on Staying Safe on Social Media