How can the Philippines get out of the mud?

Analysis and Opinion By Irineo B. R. Salazar Will Villanueva figuratively struck me with his comment to my article “Towards FILIPINO modernity”: “The Philippines is next-door neighbor to the Garden of Eden, what we may call Ayala Alabang Gilid, not Village, a cardboard and tape settlement that amazingly has a long shelf life, unable to … Continue reading

Towards FILIPINO modernity

Analysis and Opinion By Irineo B. R. Salazar The Philippines today is a many-layered mess. Its complex history has thrust it into a crisis of modernity described by Randy David as follows: A transition is a particularly confusing stage – marked by what Gramsci once called the dying of the old and the inability of … Continue reading

Distance learning is cool; classrooms are so 1900s

  Analysis and opinion By Joe America This blog article is being written by dictation. This is a skill I learned from my son who is undertaking distance learning. It seems to me that distance learning is the future. The classroom is so 1900s. Technology is the way of the world today. We should use … Continue reading

The Philippines is morally bankrupt. What are we to do about it?

Opinion By Joe America If the Philippines is a Catholic nation, or otherwise religious, how can it be morally bankrupt? It has a Constitution and laws. It has a broad educational system that teaches honesty and doing right things. Yet the nation is morally bankrupt. Corrupt, incompetent, and fake in the sense that it persecutes … Continue reading

Widening Philippine Horizons

Analysis and Opinion By Irineo B. R. Salazar The Philippines is an enigma to many. There is the “Heritage of Smallness” (Nick Joaquin) which doesn’t scale well, as I have written in “The National Village”. There is a certain insularity which I think is the result of having gone From the Edge to the Middle … Continue reading