When government is busy blowing smoke . . .

By JoeAm Lunacy simply defined is a departure from reality where reality is an accurate reading by our senses of our surroundings. If our emotional or intellectual capacities are damaged in any way, then our readings may be wrong and self-punishing. Instead of what “is”, we risk overlaying the real world with what enters our … Continue reading

Filipism is what ails the Philippines

By Chemrock Filipism is a belief system that the path to law and order is found by slaughtering drug dealers, users and innocents and totally subverting the criminal justice system, that defeatism and proffering economic opportunities to a strong intruder is the best foreign policy, that sexism and profanity are nouveau virtues, that ethical and moral … Continue reading

Electricity, Part 3: Epira is a lame duck with a non-performing WESM

By Chemrock The continuing high cost of electricity fuels clamor for repealing EPIRA (Electric Power Industry Reform Act 2001) and revert the power sector to a public run service.  Has Epira delivered on its mandate to bring about affordable electricity in a more efficient and competitive market? This is a 3-part series on electricity. The first … Continue reading

Thinking positive: Philippine development priorities

By JoeAm An intelligent government need not be destined to failure, which seems to me to be the current path. Government’s priority today is to take care of the empowered elite rather than everyday Filipinos. That is failure. Clearly, when Jollibee, the Pope, and whole student bodies are cited as enemies of the State, we … Continue reading

Electrification and Decarbonization – what’s going on

By Chemrock This is the second part of a trilogy on electricity in Philippines split into: – The first part (Philippines Electricity Tariff Decoded) dealt with the high electricity tariff which showed that politics, corruption and competency issues are always inherent in the delivery of essential services. – This second part deals with the low … Continue reading