A lesson from COVID: how to move a nation forward

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America There are many lessons to be learned from COVID. Mine is peculiar, I admit, a realization that the nation, to get out of the grip of a virus, needs to focus almost all energies and budgets on the effort. When we get substantially out, say in early 2022, it … Continue reading

The Pandemic Year

Analysis and Opinion By Irineo B. R. Salazar The pandemic year is coming to an end, and „the beginning of the end“ of the pandemic may be there as Prof. Dr. Ugur Sahin said recently. Prof. Dr. Sahin and his wife Dr. Özlem Türeci are the co-founders of BioNTech, the German firm that produced the … Continue reading

Getting the Philippines to What it Can Be

Analysis and Opinion By Irineo B. R. Salazar and Karl Garcia Karl said our country has had many mistakes, if every mistake is considered wisdom, we are now a wise nation, but we are none the wiser. He also mentions that the Hindus, Buddhists and the Arabs influenced Southeast Asia before the Europeans. If Spain … Continue reading

Why the Philippines should add nuclear power to its energy portfolio

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America I’ve been pondering the nuclear energy issue for a few weeks, brought to the topic by President Duterte’s recent comment about finishing the Bataan nuclear power plant. I think that won’t work. The location and quality issues shout “bad idea”. But nuclear is a good idea, in my view. … Continue reading

Getting to innovation in the Philippines

Analysis and Opinion By Irineo B. R. Salazar Benny Antiporda vs. UP scientists shows the how little recognition (applied) knowledge in the Philippines often has. Power often still seems to believe it is endowed with wisdom of its own. Appointing incompetents to high positions shows a cavalier attitude toward the functional specialization that is a … Continue reading