How to build a nation when Earth is the enemy

Analysis and Opinion By JoeAm The Philippines is notoriously reactive. I’m sometimes skeptical about whether the future tense is even taught in school. Nor is history, evidently, looking at the list of Presidential candidates. Filipinos live in the “now” I guess. I think that’s not the best idea. Earth has about had it with over-populating, … Continue reading

Avoiding Living Hell

Analysis and Opinion By Irineo B. R. Salazar The sheer horror of the landslide in Pilar, Leyte – triggered by the storm Agaton – was captured on social media recently. It isn’t just due to global warming, which has caused not just stronger storms but like this time storms that come earlier. It is also due to … Continue reading

What will you do if Marcos wins?

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America The Philippines is not just its President. It is lands and seas and people, businesses and rebels. It’s a huge ship in the Pacific largely going nowhere. What can Marcos do that Duterte has not? Kill innocents? Jail people for spite? Punish television stations that are disloyal? Coddle corruption? … Continue reading

Seeing the Philippines as a whole nation

Opinion and Analysis By JoeAm Sometimes our vision is obscured by walls or fences. If we simply step to the other side, we can see an entirely different, often bigger, picture. We in the Philippines see the walls of the nation, its limitations formed by poverty, corruption, incompetence, lousy transportation, and political hostilities. Social media … Continue reading

Can dynasties build a better Philippines?

Analysis and Opinion By JoeAm I enjoyed the discussion in the prior blog. Contributor LCX was back to promoting the tandem of VP Robredo and Mayor Duterte-Carpio as a way to ace Marcos, Jr. out of the presidency. Senator Pangilinan would have to slide to a Cabinet position or other assignment. LCX does not buy … Continue reading