In defense of Mocha Uson

By Joe America A reader recently expressed concern that I resisted his call to eradicate Mocha Uson and other propagandists who undermine Philippine democracy. I explained that, as an alien, I don’t do active resistance, and this is not a partisan blog. Any presumption of yellowness is in the mind of the beholder. It crossed … Continue reading

Epimanes from Davao

By Chemrock The Guardian once described the Philippines as an event rich country. Even for them, the events in the past few days must have been a stupendous world record. I refer to : 1. Congress voted overwhelmingly to impeach CJ Sereno in a Kangaroo court where: The respondent was denied representation and the right … Continue reading

Aquino’s doberman and Arroyo’s rottweiler

By Chemrock A rabid Arroyo apologist recently wrote a scathing attack on Chief Justice Sereno and called her Aquino’s doberman. It was a dog walk outing for a frumpy grumpy misanthrope of all things Aquino who figured a corrupt-Arroyo regime, of which he played a role, should still be running the country. (Aquino’s ‘Doberman’ in … Continue reading

The limits of tolerance

By Joe America Tolerance is our ability to put up with people and events that are outside our normal course of being. It is a different from ‘acceptance’ in that the people and events are not necessarily welcomed into our lives. We might tolerate bad language in a movie, but would not accept it from … Continue reading

Revolutionarily speaking

By Chemrock Revolutionary government is one-a-penny in the Philippines. There have been 13 revolutionary governments counting from Gen. Vicente Álvarez (Republic of Zamboanga) 1899 to Cory Aquino 1986. President Duterte has been touting the 14th Revgov if he doesn’t get his way with Federalism. Filipino crab mentality and propensity for treachery was cemented in the very … Continue reading