Drug war deaths can fill up the Big Dome

By Andrew Lim Picture the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City. The Dome – site of so many conventions, concerts, games. We’ve all seen it or been there. It has a seating capacity of 16,035 of which 13,581 are permanent. It can be reconfigured to fit various events- basketball, boxing, ice shows, even cockfighting. … Continue reading

Candidates for senate in 2019

By Joe America Senators Escudero, Honasan, Legarda, Pimentel, and Trillanes will be out of office on June 30, 2019, as that will be the end of their second term. They cannot stand for re-election. Senators Angara, Aquino, Binay, Ejercito, Poe, and Villar will very likely run for re-election to a second term. It is hard … Continue reading

Anatomy of a dust-up

By Joe America Reasons readers get angry The social media debate is a hostile debate, in the main. Here are reasons why this is so: Readers confuse opinions with facts and try to argue against them. This invariably leads to ad hominem insults because opinions don’t change much. They are opinions. Readers don’t respect those … Continue reading

The President’s authority over the PNP is not a Constitutional mandate

By Joe America President Duterte is running his war on drugs as a violent bloodletting. But the killing of thousands of Filipinos without investigation or trial may finally be bothering legislators. They are going to hold hearings. Or maybe they are just playing the popular winds for self advantage. They get a stage upon which … Continue reading

Did China send the Shabu to remind us who owns the West Philippine Sea?

By Andrew Lim Is Philippine foreign policy under “regulatory capture” by China? For alert observers of the political scene, it is a puzzling, if not head-scratching event: P6.4 billion worth of shabu made its way to Philippine shores via the Bureau of Customs last May 2017, and there’s hardly any reaction from the President. For … Continue reading