Supporting VP Robredo: or re-learning how to follow

By Joe America The subject here is discretion. Do we, as people who seek freedom, fairness, and security under the Philippine Constitution, have it? Do we have the ability to manage our own agenda to support a woman who is leading an important initiative, the fight against illegal drugs? Do we have the ability to … Continue reading

The Professional Heckler is an institution, Panelo a passing fancy

By Joe America The Duterte Administration is getting very sensitive about criticism. Vice President Robredo criticized the drug war and the President threw a hissy fit, tauntingly offering her the job of drug czar. You can see the burning anger in his eyes when he talks about it, a woman, after all. The trolls, of … Continue reading

Okay, it’s locusts and the plague. Adapt.

By Joe America Humanity is on the ropes. You know it. I know it. Neither of us are doing much about it. The Situation Global warming is at us like a swarm of locusts, melting ice,  warming seas, and bringing drought, fire storms, and wind storms that are out of this world. We will drown … Continue reading

What does Justice Leonen mean when he says we ought not demonize?

By Joe America I retweeted a tweet and was immediately blocked by Associate Justice Leonen. Well, these things don’t happen for one tweet, so my guess is that the good Justice had been reading my host of earlier tweets critical of the Supreme Court for not certifying the election of Leni Robredo as the nation’s … Continue reading

A proper interpretation of the UPV cheer

Posted by Joe America To understand the University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV) cheer that is being criticized by Duterte supporters and propaganda network (DDS), you have to have a brain and a basic understanding of satire as a literary device. Satire, noun, the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize … Continue reading