Seeing the Philippines as a whole nation

Opinion and Analysis By JoeAm Sometimes our vision is obscured by walls or fences. If we simply step to the other side, we can see an entirely different, often bigger, picture. We in the Philippines see the walls of the nation, its limitations formed by poverty, corruption, incompetence, lousy transportation, and political hostilities. Social media … Continue reading

Federalism in Practice

Opinion and Analysis By JoeAm In the last article, I proposed that dynasties are a way of life in the Philippines, so use them well rather than try to defeat them with an anti-dynasty law. An impossible task. Some readers took this to mean that I was saying dynasties are better than true democracy, a … Continue reading

Land of Illusion

Analysis and Opinion By Irineo B. R. Salazar “Could it be a picture in your mind, never sure exactly what I find” – these words from the Lyrics of the hit “Illusion” by Imagination, the song played a lot when I moved out of the Philippines almost forty years ago now, do these describe the Philippines best? This FB … Continue reading

The Philippines is a president’s worst nightmare

Analysis and opinion By JoeAm “It is a soft, forgiving culture. Only in the Philippines could a leader like Ferdinand Marcos, who pillaged his country for over 20 years, still be considered for a national burial. Insignificant amounts of the loot have been recovered, yet his wife and children were allowed to return and engage … Continue reading

Sara all, how BBM will fall 2022

Analysis and Opinion By Lance Corporal X Its all about Inday Sara in 2022. If you want BBM to fall, then it has to be Sara all. If you’re pro-VP Leni, and you want BBM to fall, then you have to be Sara all. Let’s call a spade a spade, the Philippines has no political … Continue reading