Senator Angara shows why the Philippines is a failing state

By Joe America What makes a successful state? Success is achieved when laws, institutions, and leaders inspire citizens to work together for the common good. Citizens choose to sacrifice to build something special because it makes their lives better and helps them feel proud. Dictators have a hard time generating success because leaders too often … Continue reading

Making a Deal with the Devil: The Faustian Bargain

By Andrew Lim When ancient man figured out that living in groups, specially large ones was more advantageous, he quickly learned how to make a deal- get something by giving up another. The deal could be between two entities: a modus vivendi, or internally, with one’s conscience. In German legend, Faust was an intellectual who … Continue reading

Attack is the best form of defense

  By Chemrock In this post-truth age, where everyone is armed with a tool and can, in safety behind anonymity, maim characters and destroy people’s lives, decency and good-heartedness can no longer survive if we chose to believe in the pacificistic “truth will have its way”. VP Leni’s team learned the hard way after heinous … Continue reading

Handwriting On The Wall For Early 2017

  By Popoy del R. Cartanio It’s only the second month of 2017 and the world so called now the global village faces big problems which never before should frighten anyone. Every new year brings feelings of uncertainties rather than assured progress and peace. From the millennium 16 years had passed with inhabited earth still … Continue reading

Du30 an anachronism: era of dictators gone

By Roly E. Eclevia     President Rodrigo Duterte is an anachronism. He would be dictator when the era of dictators has long been gone. The social, political, and economic climate may no longer be conducive to the rise of one-man rule. Maybe people nowadays are more aware of their rights and ready to fight … Continue reading