King Butch I

Aquino's éminence grise? Photo courtesy of Solar News.

My first impression of Florencio “Butch” Abad in the early days of Aquino administration was that he was acting way beyond his position. Every time he comes out on TV my suspicion grew that he was assuming something bigger than…

Aquino’s bad call on DAP

A little diplomacy goes a long way. Photo courtesy of Inquirer.net

President Benigno S. Aquino III’s combative speech defending the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) on national television has elicited mixed reactions. Those from political figures seemed to follow party lines, but reactions in social media tended to be negative. Mr. Aquino, reeling…