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

What now Philippine Agriculture: Food security or rice self sufficiency?

Analysis and Opinion By Karl Garcia The pandemic has caused food security issues the world over. But what is food security? This is access to available food. Some say the neolibs will just dump their over-produced goods to vulnerable and weak nations. For me, it is the regulators who should check if there is over-importation, … Continue reading

The Philippines is morally bankrupt. What are we to do about it?

Opinion By Joe America If the Philippines is a Catholic nation, or otherwise religious, how can it be morally bankrupt? It has a Constitution and laws. It has a broad educational system that teaches honesty and doing right things. Yet the nation is morally bankrupt. Corrupt, incompetent, and fake in the sense that it persecutes … Continue reading

Widening Philippine Horizons

Analysis and Opinion By Irineo B. R. Salazar The Philippines is an enigma to many. There is the “Heritage of Smallness” (Nick Joaquin) which doesn’t scale well, as I have written in “The National Village”. There is a certain insularity which I think is the result of having gone From the Edge to the Middle … Continue reading