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

Navigating the minefield of President Duterte’s pivot to China

By Yvonne The episode in the popular TV show ‘Madam Secretary’ aired on CBS network on March 12, 2017, depicted a fictional Philippine president whose pivot to China alarmed U.S. leaders to the point that the ‘Secretary of State’ made a visit to the ‘President’ to dissuade him with an offer of more military aid … Continue reading

Defend Benham Rise!

By Joe America Most Filipinos do not know of Benham Rise. It is time to end this little shard of ignorance. The well-being of every Filipino born and yet to be born depends on it. Benham Rise is one of those grand historical moments, a flash point like the Alamo or the fictional “Bridge on the River … Continue reading

War gaming the Western Pacific: what it means to the Philippines

By Joe America The Philippines is a chip in the Western Pacific, not a player. But it is a sentient chip, with a brain and the ability to spin itself about on the war table. Where the spinning chip lands is up to the President. And maybe the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Look at … Continue reading

China’s 9 dash lines and the demise of the $ (Part II)

  By Chemrock Nov 2016 I wrote on the high possibility of the huge US debt crashing the economy.  I went to great length explaining economics, money, the special strength of the $ as a world reserve currency, how the loans were affected through issue of Treasury Bills which have never ever been repaid as … Continue reading