Was the ABS-CBN hijacking a tipping point for decency?

Opinion By Joe America I call the ABS-CBN licensing case a hijacking because the company, from all indications . . .  including regulatory reports . . . is a decent company that managed to anger the President by not running some of his campaign ads. So as Chief Justice Sereno was hijacked before, and Senator … Continue reading

The Presidential speech Filipinos need

Opinion By Joe America We are going about this all the wrong way. We are dealing with issues. We need to deal with some fundamentals. THEN deal with issues. We’ll handle them better. Rather than analyze our condition, I will let some fictional President do the talking. He can get the ideas across better. * … Continue reading

Making the case that DDS form an organized terrorist group

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America Democracy is under attack worldwide. It’s time to come to her defense, eh? It struck me that the “DDS” enterprise is a terrorist group in the way it bands together to designate and harass specific targets from Maria Ressa to Vice President Robredo to Frankie Pangilinan, and demean classes … Continue reading

The Philippines kills itself by being dishonest

Opinion By Joe America What is honesty, really? Honesty is more than truth-telling. It is a kind of glue, a personal ethical commitment, that says we can solve problems better if we deal straight. Interpersonal problems, governmental problems, business problems. They all become corrosive and divisive if they are not approached honestly. Honesty removes the … Continue reading

The Philippines needs a “New Leftist Party”

Opinion By Joe America The Philippine leftist agenda is bogged down in stubborn adherence to ideals sprouted in the 1950’s. They’ve calcified around mottoes and policies that just don’t work. Lenin played guitar for the Beatles, we all know. Except they don’t. The US is not imperialist anymore, we all know. They don’t. Overthrow of … Continue reading