Tag: The Philippines


A Federal-Parliamentary System is More Important Than Banning Dynastic Politics in The Philippines

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has received the formal report containing recommendations from the Consultative Committee (CC) for constitutional reform. In one way or another, The Philippines is set for its biggest shift in political structure since the controversial 1987 Constitution was introduced by Corazon Aquino who came to power after the ouster […]


Without a Federal-Parliamentary System The Philippines Will Remain a Sham Democracy

Democracy is taken from the ancient Greek word δημοκρατία (dēmokratía) which simply means rule of the people. In order to facilitate this, many different systems have been implemented over the years. Among the most democratic systems ever to be employed was the years with varying degrees of pragmatic success and varying […]




Duterte Honours Anti-Colonial Hero Lapu-Lapu at a Time When His Critics Adopt The Colonial Mentality

At a time when Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte himself contrasted his style of government with the dangerous “colonial mentality”, it is  all the more important for The Philippines to embrace and cherish both recent and historic anti-colonial figures. Lapu-Lapu is recognised as the 16th century hero who was the first leader […]



Lopez Obrador Wins Historic Mexican Election – But Will he Tackle The Drug Problem With Duterte Style Commitment?

AMLO finally wins For the first time in history, the Mexican people have elected a President from outside of the liberal/centre-right mainstream. But far from being a political outsider, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (or AMLO as he is affectionately known in Mexico) is a political veteran. For five years he […]




Duterte Joins The Ranks of Heroic Anti-Colonial Leaders and Activists Who Rejected an Imperialist View of God And Embraced True Faith

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte continues to stand by remarks in which he criticised the deity worshipped by the purveyors of organised religion as “stupid” while describing his own faith as a belief in a universal God who is logical, loving and forgiving. When answering questions regarding a possible apology over […]