Drug War deaths – the insult after the injury

By Chemrock Media says bodies from the drug war in Philippines are piling up in funeral parlours and if anyone say this is fake news, this photo tells a thousand stories. It’s from a UK media. Someone should tell Senator Cayetano that foreign media has all along been present in Philippines, there is no need … Continue reading

Open Discussion #4: What do people think when a life is rolled away?

  There is no joy on the mean streets of Manila. What do you think the bystanders in this photograph are thinking? Feeling? I ask knowing that the answers reflect more the thoughts and emotions of you the reader than the people watching the departed soul roll away, never to be accounted for, never to … Continue reading

Open Discussion #3: Philippine News Agency

Last week, the Executive Branch opened its online news portal, The Philippine News Agency. I found this interesting because a couple of years ago, I recommended that the Aquino government open a news outlet to provide information that could counter the misleading sensationalist information stream so often found in popular media. Now the Duterte Administration … Continue reading

Philippines’ economic pie – some things to chew over

By Chemrock If you are checking in to find out what condition the country’s condition is in, I would refer you to Manuel Puig’s novel “The Kiss of the Spider Woman”. The whole novel is a conversation between two jailbirds, Molina a homosexual, and Valentin, a Marxist activist. Molina represents the majority of Filipinos, those … Continue reading

Is Marcos greed undermining President Duterte?

By Joe America First, let me thank those who read and comment here, for you provide the insights that I use to try to simplify complex issues. Second, let me ask readers to set aside the issues you may have trouble moving past because they are so troubling. We need to do this to understand the … Continue reading