PAREX, the monster of Manila

Analysis and Opinion By JoeAm PAREX is the Pasig River Expressway, a Build Build Build project granted to San Miguel Corporation (SMC) under a Toll Operations Agreement with the Duterte Government. Critics abound, mostly environmentalists, some disliking privileged car drivers, and some objecting to the rushed administrative process. I took up a pro-SMC position on … Continue reading

The Matrix Real Time

Analysis and Opinion By joeAm The movie “The Matrix” explores a digital reality where humans have been reduced to a source of energy empowering the computer. A few rebels are fighting it. It’s pretty much what we see in our world today only the computer does not yet have us physically plugged in. It is … Continue reading

Guesses are not knowledge, they’re bets

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America Have you noticed that civilization has gone uncivilized? The reason for it is fairly simple. Social media have taught us that we can feel good if someone likes our opinion. There are scientific concepts and words that can be used to explain how the brain generates chemicals as effective … Continue reading

The Greed Games: Populist Fascists

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America I witness the breakdown of civility and sense in both the US and Philippines with a deep sadness, as if a dear friend had died. All that we did together is lost to time. Our fading memories aren’t vivid or active enough to hold onto the good times. Neither … Continue reading

The Philippines is anti-knowledge

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America I posted this tweet a few days ago: “Science is knowledge. Truth is knowledge. Politics, propaganda, lies, trolls, and conspiracy theories are the opposite of knowledge. They are deceits and delusions. They are good for the greedy, bad for the nation. The Philippines is largely anti-knowledge.” Philippine government blows … Continue reading