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The golden years

By Chemrock Did you know that world ranking in terms of GDP, the Philippines was in 44th position in 2010 and it has moved up to 36th by 2016? That was an incredible achievement under the previous administration. If that doesn’t impress you, by 2016, the Philippine GDP has nudged ahead of Singapore which is … Continue reading

Upside down

by Wilfredo G. Villanueva “Mommy, thank you,” Pedro said. Paz acknowledged the gratitude, glancing at Pedro while sipping from a ladle. He was wearing a tie on an immaculate white shirt, his sleeves rolled up to eat the breakfast that Paz had prepared. Picture of an executive. It was a big breakfast the del Rosario … Continue reading

The Philippines: suffering from diseases way worse than dengue

By Joe America I’m not a doctor or a health professional. I hate pills and feeling sick. I try to stay away from others who are sick. That is getting increasingly hard to do, of late, because there are several diseases spreading rapidly across the Philippine landscape. They have also reached America. Let’s look at … Continue reading

A history lesson missed by Poe, Gordon, Angara, Lacson, and a whole lot of other smart people

By Joe America Apolinario Mabini, the architect of the hatchling Philippine Republic’s ways and means, wrote over a century ago: The Revolution failed because it was badly led; because its leader won his post by reprehensible rather than meritorious acts; because instead of supporting the men most useful to the people, he made them useless … Continue reading

Can you be a Catholic and support Donald Trump?

By Andrew Lim This essay follows on the heels of Joe’s previous piece “The  Philippines is not really a Catholic nation”. But instead of dwelling on the local situation where there is much consensus on the “split-level”, cognitive-dissonant, hypocritical, shallow, superstitious appreciation and application of Catholicism in the country, we talk of the United States, … Continue reading