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Of power and truth

By Joe America Two political forces are at war in the Philippines. One favors power and its protector, impunity. The other favors truth and something called integrity that emerges from compassionate living. Watch the angers and debates raging in the headlines and you will see these forces at work. They underpin the divide that is … Continue reading

Siyam Na Pu’t Dalawang Libong Bumbilya

ni Wilfredo G. Villanueva (Please scroll down for the English version.) Inimbita ako sa press briefing ng Office of the Vice-President sa No. 100, 10th Street, Barangay Mariana sa New Manila, Quezon City. Ito ang dating Boracay mansion ni Pangulong Erap Estrada. Wala na ang marangyang kaanyuhan, wala na ang swimming pool na may white-sand … Continue reading

China’s intrusion into Philippine affairs: a brewing disaster

By Joe America There is an area of writing between factual news and unfettered opinion that is called ‘analysis”. Sometimes analysis is fact-based and verifiable and sometimes it is mostly speculation. This analysis tilts toward speculative and the reader is free to judge if it has merit or not. I think that China is pushing … Continue reading

Poe’s fake news hearing is dogs barking up the wrong tree

By Joe America The Senate hearing on fake news has two thrusts. One group wants to put a stop to government lies. The other wants to stop citizens from embarrassing senators. The first is important but the senators are going down the wrong path looking for a solution. They are going along with the second … Continue reading

Kontra Bulate

ni Wilfredo G. Villanueva Nakikita ko pa rin ang mabuting balita sa kabila ng masama. Ganun din ako kay Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte. Hindi naman talaga siya lang ang dapat sisihin sa mga kabulastugan, kahihiyan, kawalanghiyaan nitong mga nakalipas na labing-limang buwan. Maliwanag pa sa sikat ng araw, ‘di ba, na suportado siya ng tao? Siguro … Continue reading