What lesson should Filipinos take from the coronavirus crisis? Stop being 3rd World.

By Joe America The difference between South Korea and the Philippines is First World versus Third World. How well or poorly prepared the respective nations were to handle the coronavirus threat is found in differences in capability and attitude. Capability The Philippines has dilapidated hospitals, haphazard technology, and managers who run things according to the … Continue reading

A bold program to bring the Philippines into the modern world

By Joe America Every national election represents an opportunity to be bold. It would be wonderful to see boldness in the spirit of the Constitution, rather than the undermining of it. I hope in 2022, candidates will take on some or all of the following steps aimed at bringing the Philippines into the modern world … Continue reading

Okay, it’s locusts and the plague. Adapt.

By Joe America Humanity is on the ropes. You know it. I know it. Neither of us are doing much about it. The Situation Global warming is at us like a swarm of locusts, melting ice,  warming seas, and bringing drought, fire storms, and wind storms that are out of this world. We will drown … Continue reading

To solve Manila’s traffic, start with facts and goals, not the well-being of interest groups

By JoeAm The Philippines is a nation run by interest groups, not ideas. So solutions are seldom found. Interest groups get in the way. Well, we need to crack through that barrier with a 10 pound sledge hammer. Here is my solution to Manila traffic, starting with a few facts . . . which are … Continue reading

“Senator Poe gets it”

By JoeAm I was surprised to read of Senator Poe’s remarks at a Business World conference this morning. She actually made sense and drilled right to the point (rather than talking out of both sides of her mouth seeking to appeal to everyone). So as a regular critic of her mamby pamby populist safe zone … Continue reading