Category Archives: Politics

Jennifer Laude

Victim-blaming Jennifer Laude For The “Crime” Of Existing As A Trangendered Woman

This article is a guest post from regular contributor Motzie Dapul.

It’s no real surprise to find some of the worst examples of allegedly “human” behavior in the comments sections of Filipino news articles. It seems as though we’ve accepted the reality of bad-grammar internet criminals who are the ultimate examples of internet trolls, people who disregard humane and decent behavior and call it a joke. But as with all things, there will always be a division of opinions, arguments on the internet, dissent among the ranks of commenters everywhere.

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Sona red carpet

The SONA Red Carpet Fashion Show and Media Circus Needs To Stop

We can’t possibly be the only people who think the red carpet fashion show lawmakers put up each year during the President’s State of the Nation Address, and the accompanying media frenzy, is not appropriate and healthy for a young and relatively poor democracy. Seriously, this insanity needs to stop. Here are several reasons why.

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phil-congress

Eight of the Silliest Proposed Laws Our Lawmakers Tried to Pass

You just have to wonder why we Filipinos vote the way we do. If our leaders are representative of us as a people, and our representatives try to pass the silliest, most inane laws, then what does that make of us?

In any case, here are eight of the silliest bills our lawmakers have actually proposed. Read them and weep.

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Revilla privilege speech

Five Life Lessons You Can Learn from Senator Bong Revilla’s Musical Extravaganza (aka The Privilege Speech to End All Privilege Speeches)

By now, you’ve probably watched Senator Bong Revilla’s cringe-inducing privilege speech, which ended, in what may be the pinnacle of surrealism in Philippine politics, in a musical number, accompanied by a music video, performed by the senator himself. If you haven’t seen it yet, good for you. Here’s a summary:

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