Remember: Duterte took the election from Binay, not Roxas

By Joe America Duterte took the election from Binay, not Roxas. This is a very significant point, and if you give me a few lines of reading, I’ll explain why. We have discussed the ‘failure’ of the Aquino government and its designated heir, Mar Roxas, to speak across the great divide to reach the hearts … Continue reading

The Philippines: expendable in the new world order

By Joe America Those who follow the blog regularly get to know the principal contributors. Each contributor displays his or her character through the writings they offer. No one quite represents the name of the blog, The Society of Honor, like “sonny“. Sonny, a Filipino living in the US, is steeped in history, a devout Catholic, old … Continue reading

Who’s the frog?

By Joe America We’ve had some discussion here about how the people of the Philippines are like a frog in a boiling pot, with the Duterte Administration playing with the gas dial to keep the temperature rising in a way that does not let the frog know he is cooking. So China has been eased … Continue reading

The Duterte Admin is failing miserably at one stated goal: unity

By Joe America The Duterte Administration is failing miserably at one stated goal: unity. One does not achieve unity through political jailings, undermining human rights, rampant killing of defenseless Filipinos, or climbing into bed with enemies of the State. Nor does one achieve it by demanding obedience of thought and deed and stripping legislators of … Continue reading

Senator Koko Pimentel, the Fiddler of Manila

By Joe America Earth watch is important, but I can’t seem get past the people inhabiting the planet. It is like observing a wild amalgamation of Alien, The Three Stooges, and Apocalypse Now. I have little hope for the planet, frankly. Mankind is the dominant species on the grand blue orb, and it has collectively proved … Continue reading