Opinion and Commentary

Ledesma: Of fairy tales, destiny and karma

The tales of fantasy of self-confessed murderer Edgar Matobato and now gun-for-hire cop Arthur Lascañas (by his own assertion) can make a good material for a documentary film except that the script is so replete with incredulities that are weaved in dubious political agenda aimed not only in... Read More

Ledesma: Emergency power for infra

The notoriety of the Aquino government in unilaterally abrogating and cancelling contracted projects had sent shivers to foreign investors and infrastructure contractors. This is true to the administration of Corazon 'Cory' Aquino and her son Benigno S. Aquino III who is known for his various... Read More

Ledesma: Jesus Dureza

I am awed by the tenacity of (Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process) Secretary Jesus Dureza in pursuing peace with the CPP/NPA/NDF (Communist Party of the Philippines/New People's Army/National Democratic Front). He is admirably living up to his name. But what prize this noble deed? The NPAs... Read More

Ledesma: Torrential rains & Bato's pain'

Amidst threats of floods due to incessant rains in Bukidnon and Maguindanao I scooted to Midsayap, North Cotabato to attend to my sister's wake and funeral. I have this hunch flood waters that inundated many parts of Bukidnon will eventually cascade to Kabacan in North Cotabato and Pagalungan in... Read More

Ledesma: Grand conspiracy

WHILE the government is busy transforming plans to pulsating projects the President is being pilloried by a grand conspiracy of Filipino-Americans and their local partners in crime who connive to discredit, destabilize and finally unseat a popularly elected Rodrigo Duterte from the totem pole of... Read More

Ledesma: One last look at Duterte

The UN Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein with air of arrogance and hopeless ignorance brands the Duterte government successful campaign against the vicious drug syndicate and criminal elements a murderous act. It is obvious that this nincompoop based his assessment on the reports of New York... Read More

Ledesma: Stroking SWS survey

The Social Weather Station (SWS) has a sadistic and scheming way of pleasing its clients from opposite poles. In its recent survey on public satisfaction of President Duterte, it cannot however escape the blatant truth, as its own survey results proved that 85 percent of its respondents are very... Read More

Ledesma: Much ado about a Christmas raffle

I cannot understand the brouhaha over the Php1-million personal contribution of Congressman Antonio "Tonyboy" Floirendo Jr. for the Christmas party of the legislators in the Lower House. It was pittance actually. The amount was described by the usual media brats as something "lavish". You are... Read More

Ledesma: Of 'sexcapades' and awards

Let's get that torrid sex video of Leila De Lima out of FB. We have enough of the sexcapades from the true confessions of drivers and inmates. We have seen and heard it all. For the duration of her incumbency as Secretary of Justice, inmates controlled the drug operations in the country and in... Read More

Ledesma: Duterte knows poker

I find it queer that on the heels of President (Rodrigo) Duterte's plan to release septuagenarian prisoners who are sick, political prisoners included, also suddenly emerged this clatter from leftist organizations demanding for the immediate release of their own. The clamor, while maybe valid, is... Read More

Ledesma: The buzz in Duterte's house

No matter what the dwindling anti-Duterte cabal conjures the more the President is closely endeared to the people. Reason? The prevarications are so hastily crafted and reeking with exaggerations. When attempts like these denigrations become incredulous you know that these could serve only as a... Read More

Ledesma: Good riddance!

Because she cannot be stopped at demeaning her own government and policies of President Rodrigo Duterte there is really no point in keeping her in the Cabinet. I am in fact amazed why the President endured the presence of VP (Vice President) Leni Robredo. If Duterte is looking for an enemy, he needs... Read More

Ledesma: Stuck

'THOSE who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." (George Santayana)'Ang hindi marunong lumingon sa pinanggalingan ay hindi makakarating sa paroroonan.' (Jose Rizal).This is now the favorite quote of the week. Nice. This is an admonition we learned from childhood to adulthood. It... Read More

Ledesma: Stop burning the ashes of Marcos

Vociferous demonstrations and bare butts do not a successful protest make. The numbers do. Numbers are more eloquent than the brains in the buttocks of uncircumcised baboons for whom our taxes are spent so they can evolve better than the simians. They haven't. They still relish their favorite... Read More

Ledesma: Reversals of Fortune

In 2009, then Chairman of the Commission on Human Rights, Leila De Lima, commenced with the investigation of alleged extra-judicial killings in Davao City. She ordered the closure of an important road fronting Hotel Mandaya in Davao City. The hotel was to be the venue of her four-month probe of EJK... Read More

Ledesma: Standing ovation

I went on a week-long hiatus from writing and opted to watch the unfolding drama and listen to the din of protests surrounding the burial of the remains of former President Ferdinand Marcos in the Libingan ng Mga Bayani.But that is not all what I did. I too watched our 71-year-old President Rodrigo... Read More