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

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 people who wanted the terror bill did not protect it during the legislative process

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America I think the Anti-Terror Bill is an example of a good intent gone bad under the oversight of a committee. The committee of which I speak is the Legislature. The strongest proponents of the Bill are the generals . . .  the AFP . . . who wanted to … Continue reading

Recognizing the decent people fighting the virus

Opinion By Joe America Most of us who defend the Constitution, human rights, decency, fairness, and compassion, are critics of the Duterte Government. It is a daily thing as the Government does deeds we question: Failed drug war with thousands dead Unstable environment for investors Pursuing friendship with China as she claims Philippine economic rights … Continue reading