JoeAm in JoeAm

By Wilfredo G. Villanueva Not all bloggers in the Philippines are uncouth, quarrelsome, with a personality only a mother could love—bearers of fake news. His name was mentioned in former President Benigno S. Aquino’s last State of the Nation Address in July 27, last year. Recall the President’s words: “To those like Joe America, a blogger … Continue reading

Aquino pride vs. Duterte pride

By Joe America I caught a little bit of former President Noynoy Aquino’s briefing on Mamasapano on television the other day. It was good to see him again. I am biased. I like the man. He is smart in a well-read, informed, and reflective way. He is kind no matter what hostile people say about … Continue reading

Who is right, Duterte supporters or ‘Yellows’?

By Joe America Arguments in Philippine social media are intense and personal. It’s a battleground where no quarter is given and insult, illogic, slander, and lies have gone mainstream. This is such an uncivilized way to represent the Philippines, isn’t it? It’s like hi-tech uncivil war. I mean, we are sentient beings with a conscience, … Continue reading

Dick Malay: The Rebel Finds Love, Part 2

By Wilfredo G. Villanueva Second of Two Parts After living for ten years in China (1971-1981), Dick, battle-scarred for tilling soil, his family and comrades limped towards the Netherlands, China not being the land of promise for them anymore. Utrecht was to be the second global front of the Left’s struggle against the Marcos dictatorship. … Continue reading

Dick Malay: The Rebel Finds Love

By Wilfredo G. Villanueva (First of Two Parts) (A dramatization based on a true story: Stones began raining on Sonny and the rest of the American kids as they were playing in JUSMAG—Joint U.S. Military Advisory Group—compound in Quezon City beside West Avenue in the summer of ‘52. They looked where the stones were coming … Continue reading