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

Regenerative Development

Analysis and Opinion By Karl Garcia We want to save this planet but at the same time we are destroying it: 1. We tried to tackle air pollution with so many accords and so many protocols. We have China notwithstanding her use of giant air purifiers made by Dutch inventors. They still have the worst … 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

Philippine Industrialization

Analysis and Opinion By Karl Garcia Let us look Philippine industrialization — after our recent look at agriculture.   ASEAN INTEGRATION ASEAN integration was a measure intended for a level playing field in terms of development. The trade war showed us the ugliness of imposing high tariffs all in the name of protectionism. The said trade … Continue reading