Bunker Chronicles believes Honasan should have faced the charges against him and not hidden. Loi’s Site doesn’t like his political propaganda. Newsstand always thought it was a matter of time, but wonders why the AFP always captures its own, but can’t apprehend Muslim rebels.
When Torn and Frayed said, recently, Honasan’s election as Senator after mounting coups was the perfect key to understanding post-Marcos Philippines, I had to agree. Our politics has been working on the Peter Principle. A commentary in Thailand’s The Nation makes for illuminating reading, too.
Bad cop: Palace spokesman says human rights issues are part of propaganda by opponents of the government. Good cop: Executive Secretary says they will talk to investors to address their human rights concerns. Mother of All Cops: President says she cares about killings. Call out the cops: President’s husband will continue filing cases against critics. Cops and robbers: Atong Ang asked, deal or no deal?
State of the Nation: pool champ gets medal, check, and praise, then gets robbed.
Baghdad needs cops: academics kidnapped en masse.
In the punditocracy, my Arab News column for this week is Philippines Continues Asian Tradition of Being a One-Party State.
The Inquirer editorial suggests why foreign investors are applying pressure on the President with regards to human rights: stockholders.
Bong Austero on understandable and incomprehensible reasons for running for public office.
Manuel Buencamino has a wish list for American Democrats.
Philip Carter ponders if warfare has undergone a revolutionary change or not.
Jove Francisco on journalists’ advocacy of decriminalizing libel.
blackshama on the Latin Mass (since I’m not religious, my attitude towards such things is purely aesthetic: and the more incense and ritual there is, the happier I am).