Policy and moral distortions in the Philippines

Analysis and Opinion By Chemrock The previous Society of Honor blog pondered on the difficulties of understanding Malacanang’s love for China, and the intelligent exchanges between two prolific commenters on the failure of the Green Revolution in part due to World Bank guidance that hid an agenda for US imperialism. What have these two issues … Continue reading

A basic look at coronavirus statistics

ANALYSIS By Joe America All of the numbers we will look at are from the Department of Health. Are they perfect? No. Are they the best indicators we have? Yes. The data are current up to April 11, 2020. Chart 1 shows the enduring climb of confirmed coronavirus patients in the Philippines. It shows a … Continue reading

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