Last week was a regular Fernando Poe shoot ’em up!

By Joe America Last week, the Philippines was full of action, a jam packed, knock-down drag-out drama as exciting as a Fernando Poe shoot ’em up. We had Time Magazine dropping it’s Leila bomb, giving international recognition to both President Duterte for his killing streets and Senator De Lima for standing upright in opposition. We had China … Continue reading

Passion and compassion were sitting on a fence . . .

By Joe America . . . . . . . Passion and compassion were sitting on a fence . . . Compassion fell off, and who was left? (Pause for effect) A Filipino! (Drum crescendo) . . . . . . . Generalizations are inherently discriminatory, for they bind the generalized and the exceptions as … 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

Fake knowledge. Do you contribute to it?

By Joe America A tweet ended up teaching me something important. After the US missile strike on Syria, I commented that it was not really a Trump decision, but a military decision. An American decision. The following tweet came back: “It was a PR stunt which cost millions. Eyewitnesses say Syrian military anticipated US Raid … Continue reading

Women of the Philippines, striving for dignity

By Joe America Does Mocha Uson strive for dignity, do you think? She does what she does for a reason, for accolades, I suppose, for money, perhaps, and out of spite, I’d guess. I’m also guessing she feels there is dignity to what she does. Women are complicated. I know that. They have levels and layers … Continue reading