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The path to unity for President Marcos

Analysis and Opinion By JoeAm I think the Marcos campaign call for unity was very effective. Now that he’s in office, though, he is more absorbed with practical matters like food, getting in foreign investments, and handling Rodriguez. Also, his definition of unity seems to be a loyalty obligation on citizens rather than an earned … Continue reading

Do pinks want Marcos to fail?

Analysis and opinion By JoeAm I was accused by a number of pinks of being a Marcos apologist for saying on Twitter that I thought the President was trying to do a good job. They said essentially that good and Marcos should not be mentioned in the same sentence. My observation came from seeing his … Continue reading

How to get to competence in the Philippines?

Analysis and Opinion By JoeAm This blog is different. Rather than providing answers, I’ll provide a question. Answers may or may not be found in the discussion section of the blog article. We’ll see. Executive Cabinet agencies in the Philippines are notoriously incompetent, even as every web site for these agencies touts their accomplishments. It’s … Continue reading

Two ways to debate: for knowledge or for power

Analysis and Opinion By JoeAm I’ve observed that there are two debate styles on social media and in the bigger world and it is good to know which arena you are in. Let me call the two different styles “knowledge-seeking” and “power-seeking”. Knowledge-seeking The fundamentals of a knowledge-seeking discussion or debate are honesty, candor, and … Continue reading

Who exactly is the Philippines defending against?

Analysis and Opinion By JoeAm Color me confused. I don’t know who the Philippines is defending against. Setting global warming aside for now, there seem to be four main forces attacking the nation and her interests. I hope the fourth one wakes DepEd up.   Muslim terrorists Peace with domestic Muslims has been pursued by … Continue reading