Category: Politics and Government

Peacekeeping Is On The Ropes, Again

At the United Nations, questions about who is going to keep the peace resurface. As coffers dry up due to non-payment of dues by at...

Even a Fool Would Know

My love for you is obvious, says an Air Supply song, that even a fool would know. The government’s resolve to clean government, kill criminality...

Stopping the Dragon

Following last week’s contention that while China now thinks it is time to pounce on its prey, like what a Komodo dragon does when it...

Senator Jose Dira Avelino

The name of Jose Avelino is mentioned—almost invariably—with contempt. That is because he is largely remembered for this quote: “What are we in power for?”...

PDP Laban: A Fake Ruling Party in Agony?

For the first time since its founding in 1982, the Partido ng Demokratikong Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan, or PDP Laban, found itself swept to power when...

Recto’s Debt Cap Bill

Just the other day, reports came out that Senator Ralph Recto had filed a bill limiting the relative amount of national government debt at 50...

Solid work soiled by shit

Doubts on the competence of the police to conduct drug operations persist as the government’s war on drugs recently claimed the life of another innocent...

Visualizing a People’s Congress

Two or three generations from now, public discussion on the design of a People’s Congress that will take the place of the current Senate and...

Useless

Elsewhere I proposed that more problems can be addressed by abolishing, instead of creating more, government agencies. I also mentioned that the government of the...