The end of the world and us

Analysis and Opinion By JoeAm I’m fascinated by our circumstances, our context, our situation. It’s different than in the past, in case you haven’t noticed. Global warming is giving us floods, firestorms, and rising seas. Fake news and fascists abound, people actually living in their conspiracy theories, totally detached from truth. Disease rampaging across the … Continue reading

From Every Town

Analysis and Opinion By Irineo B. R. Salazar From every town in the Philippines, support for the Presidential candidacy of VP Leni Robredo was shown in pink this Saturday. Whether on boats in the waters off Cebu, by motorcade in Pangasinan, by carabao in Sumilao, on bicycles in Iloilo, or on Internet pages of Philippine communities as far-flung as Australia, Europe and Hong Kong, … Continue reading

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