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All in the name of National Interest

Analysis and Opinion By Karl Garcia We at Joe America’s blog write in the name of national interest. We earnestly ask ourselves, if things can be done differently, why are we not doing it? My MMT explorative series is a prime example. If we can convert our foreign loans to pesos and print all the money in the world then all … Continue reading

FUBAR*

An interview by questionnaire with Prof. Sonny Trillanes By Wilfredo G. Villanueva  Wilfredo G. Villanueva (WGV): You’re active in socmed, particularly Facebook. Is this our platform or weapon of choice?  Prof. Sonny Trillanes (ST): Facebook is the primary platform available for me right now being in the private sector.  WGV: Will it reach our target … Continue reading

China is peeling the Philippines like a ripe banana

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America The announcement of the presence of 200 Chinese boats on Whitson (Julian Felipe) Reef shocked the Philippines. The armada was like China jabbing President Duterte in the eye with a stick. All of his warmth toward China was laid bare as fraudulent, a one-way ticket. All in favor of … Continue reading

Leni Robredo

Interview Wilfredo G. Villanueva recently conducted this questionnaire interview with Vice President Leni Robredo. The questions penetrate. The answers go directly from Ms. Robredo to you. It is an honor, is it not, to be spoken to without ego or game-playing, without politics or expectation? Photos are my choice. J.A. 1. Your health condition, anything … Continue reading

Half a Millenium after Magellan

Analysis and Opinion By Irineo B. R. Salazar The late Yoyoy Villame sang “on March 16, 1521, the Philippines was discovered by Magellan” and the late Edgar Lores can be seen practically singing along in an old comment. That a wise man like Edgar likes a comedian’s song is not surprising to me, as Filipino … Continue reading