JoeAm’s short and sweet State of the State Statement

By Joe America I am for the Philippine Constitution and its affinity for democracy, human rights, civility, laws, ethics, responsibility, and integrity. That’s the point of view from which this State of the State Statement is made. If you have a different value-foundation, you are likely to disagree with my assessment, and are free to … Continue reading

The Seven Other Deadly Sins of Rodrigo Duterte

By Edgar Lores We are all familiar with the Seven Deadly Sins (SDS). They are pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, and sloth. These sins are not generally considered to be mortal sins that separate us from God and lead to eternal damnation. No, they are more gateways to mortal sins. Greed may lead to theft, … Continue reading

The science of bullshit

By Joe America Science is the discipline of discovering new truths. Statistics are the stuff of scientists and liars alike. I learned a little bit about statistics in college, which is one reason I joined the army right away. To get away from it. But then, later in life, I found the disciplines useful in … Continue reading

Aquino’s doberman and Arroyo’s rottweiler

By Chemrock A rabid Arroyo apologist recently wrote a scathing attack on Chief Justice Sereno and called her Aquino’s doberman. It was a dog walk outing for a frumpy grumpy misanthrope of all things Aquino who figured a corrupt-Arroyo regime, of which he played a role, should still be running the country. (Aquino’s ‘Doberman’ in … Continue reading

Monica Lewinski and women of the Philippines

By Joe America What in the world does the woman who featured in a US presidential sex scandal have to do with the Philippines? It’s complicated, so let’s first try to gather up some ideas. Let’s take four different perspectives on the gender character of the Philippines and then put them together to form an … Continue reading