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Open Discussion #1: Who is the enemy?

Open discussion blogs can address any subject, even the clientèle of Donald Trump’s hairdresser.  But let me kick this one off with a starter conversation: * * * * * Traditionally, the enemies of the Philippines have been: (P1) Islamic terrorists: Abu Sayaff, BIFF and other splinter groups, and recently ISIS (P2) Communist groups seeking … Continue reading

Last week was a regular Fernando Poe shoot ’em up!

By Joe America Last week, the Philippines was full of action, a jam packed, knock-down drag-out drama as exciting as a Fernando Poe shoot ’em up. We had Time Magazine dropping it’s Leila bomb, giving international recognition to both President Duterte for his killing streets and Senator De Lima for standing upright in opposition. We had China … Continue reading

Passion and compassion were sitting on a fence . . .

By Joe America . . . . . . . Passion and compassion were sitting on a fence . . . Compassion fell off, and who was left? (Pause for effect) A Filipino! (Drum crescendo) . . . . . . . Generalizations are inherently discriminatory, for they bind the generalized and the exceptions as … Continue reading

Remember: Duterte took the election from Binay, not Roxas

By Joe America Duterte took the election from Binay, not Roxas. This is a very significant point, and if you give me a few lines of reading, I’ll explain why. We have discussed the ‘failure’ of the Aquino government and its designated heir, Mar Roxas, to speak across the great divide to reach the hearts … Continue reading

A fragile world teathers in volatility: will there be a World War III?

by Popoy Del R. Cartanio Will there be a World War III? Let readers imagine that opinions not based on research or results of scientific experiments on what is happening in our world today are really believable, of great value and are good bases for predicting events likely to happen in the coming days. Put … Continue reading