Tag: The Philippines

Duterte is Right: The Philippines Needs a New Name, But it Also Needs an Entirely New Constitution

Yesterday, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte proposed renaming his country in order to change international perceptions of The Philippines and to furthermore inaugurate a new era of optimism, strength and national revival internally. When proposing Maharlika as the new name for the country, Duterte explained how the word “Philippines” was a product […]

In Case You Missed it: This Video Explains Why The Philippines Desperately Needs a Federal-Parliamentary System

Orion Perez D has made a video explaining the ins and outs of parliamentary legislative systems throughout the world and why such a system would far better serve the interests of The Philippines than the more chaotic and needlessly complex US style Presidential/Congressional system that is currently in place. The […]

Ode to Rappler

In civilised societies People have the right to disagree And so it was in The Philippines When Rodrigo Duterte claimed his victory. But although his victory was fair and free The Yellows said “this just cannot be” Because a Liberal’s tolerance only applies To other Liberal girls and guys. But […]

Rodrigo Duterte’s Opponents Borrow a Page From The Playbook of Joseph Goebbels

In 1934, Germany’s chief propagandist Joseph Goebbels stated: “The cleverest trick used in propaganda against Germany during the war was to accuse Germany of what our enemies themselves were doing”. Ironically, Goebbels’s statement which was intended to expose the propaganda techniques of Germany’s enemies during the First World War, actually indicated […]

Duterte is The Anti-Dictator – But Small Minds Cannot Separate Rhetoric From Reality

There exists a tremendous information deficit, as well as a context deficit among those who frequently lambaste the democratically elected and consistently popular President Rodrigo Duterte of The Philippines as a “dictator”. In order to be a dictator one typically attains power through force or manipulation, one rules by decree […]

A Confident Philippines Will go For Parliamentary Governance – a Fearful Nation Will Cling to The Old And Discredited

A confident nation is able to withstand a great leap into the unknown while a nation aware of its problems but too timid to apply the correct solutions to these problems will see its economic, social and political conditions continue to deteriorate. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s proposed federal reforms and […]