The transition from Duterte to Yellow

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America My sense is that Filipinos will be ready to get serious about building a nation after having wallowed in a serial psycho-drama for six years. A transition from cronyism, dynasties, corruption, and incompetence to a vibrant, progressive nation on the way to decency and enrichment will take a little … Continue reading

The Philippines is morally bankrupt. What are we to do about it?

Opinion By Joe America If the Philippines is a Catholic nation, or otherwise religious, how can it be morally bankrupt? It has a Constitution and laws. It has a broad educational system that teaches honesty and doing right things. Yet the nation is morally bankrupt. Corrupt, incompetent, and fake in the sense that it persecutes … Continue reading

Letting go of the Philippines

Opinion By Joe America When you are young, you tend to wonder about the future. When you are old, you tend to look back at the past. Along the way, you slot into life as it is presented, the ‘now’ being what it is. Most of our angers and anxieties arise because our present circumstance … Continue reading

Philippine government is intellectually corrupt. It’s a short step to stealing

Opinion By Joe America We can easily identify a few examples of the intellectual corruption that forms the foundation of Philippine governmental processes today. The government declares it is a model country in responding to the coronavirus, does little to prepare, then blames the people for being undisciplined as the disease spreads. Pro-democracy, pro-civility citizens … Continue reading

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