The Ten Good Things About Our Country (or What We Stand to Lose)

By Wilfredo G. Villanueva A friend said he had stopped reading his Facebook feeds. “Why?” I asked. “They’re negative.” And so we have come to this: that what was once a prosperous or at least a forward-looking country is down in the dumps. My personal experience is evidence of the truth behind my friend’s observation. … Continue reading

Open Discussion #5: What are we looking for in a Federalism proposal?

Federalism is proposed by President Duterte as a solution to the nation’s enduring problems, able to cure everything from poverty to bad governance to infrastructure development by ending Imperial Manila’s claim to power, resources, and importance and thereby allowing the joyful, harmonious, and efficient regions to cut through all the crap. I’m reminded of the … Continue reading

Remember: Duterte took the election from Binay, not Roxas

By Joe America Duterte took the election from Binay, not Roxas. This is a very significant point, and if you give me a few lines of reading, I’ll explain why. We have discussed the ‘failure’ of the Aquino government and its designated heir, Mar Roxas, to speak across the great divide to reach the hearts … Continue reading

Philippines’ economic pie – some things to chew over

By Chemrock If you are checking in to find out what condition the country’s condition is in, I would refer you to Manuel Puig’s novel “The Kiss of the Spider Woman”. The whole novel is a conversation between two jailbirds, Molina a homosexual, and Valentin, a Marxist activist. Molina represents the majority of Filipinos, those … Continue reading

The Philippines: expendable in the new world order

By Joe America Those who follow the blog regularly get to know the principal contributors. Each contributor displays his or her character through the writings they offer. No one quite represents the name of the blog, The Society of Honor, like “sonny“. Sonny, a Filipino living in the US, is steeped in history, a devout Catholic, old … Continue reading