Federalism in Practice

Opinion and Analysis By JoeAm In the last article, I proposed that dynasties are a way of life in the Philippines, so use them well rather than try to defeat them with an anti-dynasty law. An impossible task. Some readers took this to mean that I was saying dynasties are better than true democracy, a … Continue reading

Land of Illusion

Analysis and Opinion By Irineo B. R. Salazar “Could it be a picture in your mind, never sure exactly what I find” – these words from the Lyrics of the hit “Illusion” by Imagination, the song played a lot when I moved out of the Philippines almost forty years ago now, do these describe the Philippines best? This FB … Continue reading

Three Filipino Futures

Analysis and Opinion By Irineo B. R. Salazar With three recent shares on FB and Twitter, Joe made clear that the Philippines is at a crossroads, with three different futures to choose from. Let’s have a look at them, why these visions of the future exist and what they could hold in store.   The Magic Kingdom Joe: … Continue reading

Leni Robredo is a Leftist

Analysis and Opinion By JoeAm The Left is a segment of the political spectrum that tilts toward workers and the disadvantaged, either by poverty or social stigma (religion, ethnicity, landless, disability, and so forth). The Right tilts toward special interests, deregulation, corporations, military might, prominent people, and accumulation of wealth and power. The tensions between … Continue reading

‘Focused on campaigning for, and making sure VP Leni Robredo wins the presidency’—Nuelle Duterte

Interview (via internet) By Wilfredo G. Villanueva “It is, sadly, a fact,” she replied by Messenger chat, when I asked if I could introduce her to The Society of Honor’s readers as the niece of President Rodrigo Duterte. I got acquainted with her through her scathing remarks in Facebook about her uncle. “I’m a doctor, … Continue reading