Author Archives: BongV

Political Change or Economic Change?

In the Philippines (just like the rest of the world)- people are so deeply misinformed to believe political change (such as Federalism) will lead to socioeconomic development. Don’t get me wrong – federalism is an improvement on the unitary state as it breaks the stranglehold of the overly centralized state. However, why stop at federalism? […]

Mind Control in Plain Sight #BeFullyInformed

That constitutional provision on 100% Filipino ownership of media needs to be seriously re-evaluated. After all does 100% Filipino ownership of media ensure, accurate, fair and balanced news and views?   By limiting ownership to Filipinos only, Filipino readers and viewers minds are limited to an ultranationalist agenda controlled by a local elite that consigns […]

The #Philippines TRAINwreck #TaxationIsTheft

Juice from Php 8 to 15 1 litre of soda from Php 56 to PhP 72 *** Just think,  every time you drink sugary beverage, you are drinking cement road, courtesy of your moronic voter friends  *** Look on the bright side, it’s one reason to just drink water, stay healthy while depriving the idiotic […]

What Filipinos can learn about the Drug War from Nobel Prize Winner Milton Friedman

Here’s something for the statist/collectivist brain trust, from Nobel Prize laureate Milton Friedman. Read up and perhaps add a few points to your IQ and EQ. ​POINTS TO CONSIDER: * The only party which can meet the armed state is organized crime/drug cartels that have the connections to move goods through customs or around customs […]

Federalism – Another Useless Advocacy

A family friend dropped by yesterday, Sunday morning, with a copy of the Federalism proposal. In a nutshell, the proposal called for just five regions in the Philippines.Their experts claimed that it would make governance more efficient and responsive. She asked me what I thought about the notion. Without batting an eyelash, I told her […]

The Terrorism Bogeyman

The Philippines has recently jumped on the terrorism bandwagon. The outcome has always been the loss of more freedoms under the guise of protecting your freedom. This modus operandi of the state can be seen with recent imposition of martial law in Mindanao – and the threat of extending it to the entire country. Supporters […]

#Philippines Labor Indicators Take A Dive

JUST THE NUMBERS   Philippines Labor Statistics – July 2016 vs Jan 2017 Data provided by Philippine Statistics Authority   It’s already mid-year of 2017 thus far, the Philippine Statistics Authority has already provided data up to Jan 2017. So let’s just review the data they provided:   Employment Rate – Dropped by 1.3% (from […]