Filipino Identity Revisited

Analysis and Opinion By Irineo B. R. Salazar June 8, 2008: Germany vs. Poland soccer game, 2:0. I watched how the two Polish-German strikers/forwards Miroslav Klose and Lukas Podolski seemed hesitant for long in the game against their old country. Finally, young Podolski scored a goal against Poland, which had once refused him on their … Continue reading

Getting to innovation in the Philippines

Analysis and Opinion By Irineo B. R. Salazar Benny Antiporda vs. UP scientists shows the how little recognition (applied) knowledge in the Philippines often has. Power often still seems to believe it is endowed with wisdom of its own. Appointing incompetents to high positions shows a cavalier attitude toward the functional specialization that is a … Continue reading

The transition from Duterte to Yellow

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America My sense is that Filipinos will be ready to get serious about building a nation after having wallowed in a serial psycho-drama for six years. A transition from cronyism, dynasties, corruption, and incompetence to a vibrant, progressive nation on the way to decency and enrichment will take a little … Continue reading

Institutionalizing People Power

Analysis and Opinion By Karl Garcia We are known for people power, but in most cases it is like an event following a spontaneous combustion due to several reasons like the fraudulent elections during Marcos and the perceived kangaroo Erap impeachment court not wanting to open an envelope. Power to the people is in full … Continue reading

How can the Philippines get out of the mud?

Analysis and Opinion By Irineo B. R. Salazar Will Villanueva figuratively struck me with his comment to my article “Towards FILIPINO modernity”: “The Philippines is next-door neighbor to the Garden of Eden, what we may call Ayala Alabang Gilid, not Village, a cardboard and tape settlement that amazingly has a long shelf life, unable to … Continue reading