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Three Filipino Futures

Analysis and Opinion By Irineo B. R. Salazar With three recent shares on FB and Twitter, Joe made clear that the Philippines is at a crossroads, with three different futures to choose from. Let’s have a look at them, why these visions of the future exist and what they could hold in store.   The Magic Kingdom Joe: … Continue reading

Leni Robredo is a Leftist

Analysis and Opinion By JoeAm The Left is a segment of the political spectrum that tilts toward workers and the disadvantaged, either by poverty or social stigma (religion, ethnicity, landless, disability, and so forth). The Right tilts toward special interests, deregulation, corporations, military might, prominent people, and accumulation of wealth and power. The tensions between … Continue reading

‘Focused on campaigning for, and making sure VP Leni Robredo wins the presidency’—Nuelle Duterte

Interview (via internet) By Wilfredo G. Villanueva “It is, sadly, a fact,” she replied by Messenger chat, when I asked if I could introduce her to The Society of Honor’s readers as the niece of President Rodrigo Duterte. I got acquainted with her through her scathing remarks in Facebook about her uncle. “I’m a doctor, … Continue reading

The end of the world and us

Analysis and Opinion By JoeAm I’m fascinated by our circumstances, our context, our situation. It’s different than in the past, in case you haven’t noticed. Global warming is giving us floods, firestorms, and rising seas. Fake news and fascists abound, people actually living in their conspiracy theories, totally detached from truth. Disease rampaging across the … Continue reading

The Death of Honor

Analysis and Opinion By JoeAm Honor is a quality of character that attaches to moral guideposts such as patriotism, truth, or courage. It is appreciation attached to people who act well. The problem is that honor can be relative. For example, it’s possible to be honorable by supporting insurrection, if you are a rebel . … Continue reading