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Why we hate Mocha Uson

By Julius D. Mariveles First of all. What has Mocha Uson really done to upset you? What has Mocha Uson done that makes her the modern-day equivalent of a witch that must be burned at the stake? Presuming that all those rumors are true. Rumor 1, for example, that she blogs naked. Rumor 2: that … Continue reading

IMPEACHING STUPIDITY | GIKAN SA SINAMAKAN by Julius D. Mariveles

DISCLOSURE: The writer was secretary general of the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan)-Negros from 1997 to 2001. At 24, he was one of the youngest to have served in such a position in the multi-sectoral alliance. It has always been said that truth is the first casualty in war. It has always been said, too, that … Continue reading

LOST IN TRANSLATION | GIKAN SA SINAMAKAN by Julius D. Mariveles

It is inconceivable and unbelievable in this Information Age to have broadcasters who cannot do diligent research and check or cross-check sources, especially when doing commentaries or simply presenting reports that are oftentimes based on those presented by Manila-based journalists or news organizations. Continue reading

THE FLURRY OVER THE PROMOTION OF MANNY | GIKAN SA SINAMAKAN by Julius D. Mariveles

The issue is not really if Pacquiao is capable or not of leading men into combat. If courage were to be a sole basis for that, the Pambansang Kamao, a veteran pugilist, would surely qualify if only for his sheer heart in facing opponents who are bigger than him and in demolishing them. Good combat leaders did not necessarily have the academic degrees to back them up. Continue reading

SEPPUKU? SIBAT KO! | GIKAN SA SINAMAKAN by BacolodSpice

Note: Sibat means flee or escape in Hiligaynon. Good news: The Ombudsman resigns. Bad news: No more venue for people to hear former President Arroyo’s “sins.” Quotes from Merci: “I wanted to face my accusers whatever the personal agony it would have involved. But the interests of my family, my office and, more importantly, the … Continue reading

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD! FOR THE LOVE OF DOG? OR GMA’S PET BILL FOR THE PIT BULL | GIKAN SA SINAMAKAN by BacolodSpice

It is said that despite his cruelty to the Jews, Adolf Hitler loved animals. It is not my intention to ascertain if this is fact or fiction. It is said that despite her cruelty to the nation, perceived or otherwise, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo loves animals. It is my intention to ascertain if this is fact … Continue reading

HOLY CAMOTE! WHAT’S WRONG WITH MERCI? | GIKAN SA SINAMAKAN by BacolodSpice

GIKAN SA SINAMAKAN (Gripes before the lights go out) The Romans would have run out of trees had the crowd chosen this country’s horde of thieves over Jesus. That is if the plunderers now were caught. That is if the country’s thieves were alive then. That is if the Romans had a tribuni plebis who … Continue reading