Spoilers

Mike Acebedo Lopez 04/27/2018

The much-awaited Infinity War is finally showing in cinemas and, as ever, some of those who’ve seen it ahead or those who’ve watched the movie via bootleg copies, are so callous and careless to post spoilers online…

BBM’s PET recount, De Lima, and Bong Go

Mike Acebedo Lopez 04/20/2018

Many of my Facebook friends and followers regularly ask me about Bongbong Marcos’s electoral protest against Leni Robredo and guess what, the results from the ongoing Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) recount are promising, thus far. Never mind…

Gloria’s glory

Mike Acebedo Lopez 04/13/2018

You can never put a good woman down. Earlier this month, former Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo turned 71 while flanked by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (PRRD) and his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio. It happened at…

Embracing the darkness

Mike Acebedo Lopez 03/23/2018

People often wonder why I have had a longstanding love affair with the night. As soon as the sun sets and darkness envelops the land, I am immediately more alive, more alert, more awake, and yes, more…

The light shines on Bong Go

Mike Acebedo Lopez 03/09/2018

I met Bong Go, President Duterte’s most trusted man, a few years ago, when his principal was not yet president but mayor of Davao City. As far as executive assistants of local chief executives go, one could…

Passion for politics and the TINGOG Carolinian Party

Mike Acebedo Lopez 03/02/2018

When I was told by some friends that a certain operator of a senator was convinced that I am paid by the President to defend him, I did not even bother confronting him to defend myself. You…

The Empire Strikes Back

Mike Acebedo Lopez 02/16/2018

One would think that in this age of Duterte, that the dark forces of Yellow hypocrisy would be silenced for good, forever banished into the shadows of irrelevance, plunged into the deepest depths of the pits of…

That second senate hearing on #fakenews

Mike Acebedo Lopez 02/10/2018

For most people who watched the second senate hearing on fake news, the key takeaway is that Senator Grace Poe proposed banning Facebook in the Philippines. Of course that isn’t true, she merely asked if it were…

Mocking Mocha

Mike Acebedo Lopez 01/26/2018

Some of my favorite authors — John Steinbeck and Charles Dickens — show no remorse in propping their underdogs up. There’s really something about the small guy fighting for his fair share, slugging it out in the…

Through the eyes of an idealist

Mike Acebedo Lopez 01/19/2018

In the early hours of January 11, right at the stroke of midnight, two Duterte supporters and two of his most articulate critics came together for an outstanding orgy of clashing ideas done at the Oval Office…