‘We Must Focus on Leni’—Trillanes

by Wilfredo G. Villanueva In jail, he repurposed himself. From someone fighting the system by force of arms calling bloody Katipunan to mind, he ventured into democratic discourse, softening his image, turning sword to ploughshare. He won a Senate seat campaigning from prison with his relaunched brand—dead-center message delivery almost in martial cadence, swoonworthy to … Continue reading

Weaponizing sense

By JoeAm I’d like to build on a prior article that explained how people on Twitter know more about what is happening than people in Philippine government. This is also true to an extent about Facebook, but Facebook mixes in more personal experiences. Twitter is less personal, less emotional, and more fact and concept driven. … Continue reading

‘I Will Be Here’ — Sen. de Lima 

by Wilfredo G. Villanueva Duterte times started precisely at the time Sen. Leila de Lima was incarcerated in Camp Crame detention quarters for charges that wouldn’t stick. Her cases have been delayed; judges are unwilling to handle her cases, and witnesses are like Metro Manila traffic, dense and unmoving. We didn’t protest her arrest. We … Continue reading

Filipinos are the Indians of the Wild, Wild East

By Joe Am The American Indians lost the great ethnic war of the Wild West. They were out-gunned and poisoned with diseases and betrayed, when they tried to talk. But they had their victories, ask Custer about that. Settlers plodding across the nation in covered wagons circled their wagons for defense against attacking Indian bands. … Continue reading

The three burdens we leave to our youth

By JoeAm Adults of today are losers. They are leaving the kids of today three huge burdens: Global warming Poisoned discourse Dysfunctional government (Philippines, US, UK, etc) None of these burdens will be cured by the next president. Or the next. They are built into our way of life. Global warming Disasters are coming. Heat, … Continue reading