Getting the Philippines to What it Can Be

Analysis and Opinion By Irineo B. R. Salazar and Karl Garcia Karl said our country has had many mistakes, if every mistake is considered wisdom, we are now a wise nation, but we are none the wiser. He also mentions that the Hindus, Buddhists and the Arabs influenced Southeast Asia before the Europeans. If Spain … Continue reading

Filipino Identity Revisited

Analysis and Opinion By Irineo B. R. Salazar June 8, 2008: Germany vs. Poland soccer game, 2:0. I watched how the two Polish-German strikers/forwards Miroslav Klose and Lukas Podolski seemed hesitant for long in the game against their old country. Finally, young Podolski scored a goal against Poland, which had once refused him on their … Continue reading

The transition from Duterte to Yellow

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America My sense is that Filipinos will be ready to get serious about building a nation after having wallowed in a serial psycho-drama for six years. A transition from cronyism, dynasties, corruption, and incompetence to a vibrant, progressive nation on the way to decency and enrichment will take a little … Continue reading

How can the Philippines get out of the mud?

Analysis and Opinion By Irineo B. R. Salazar Will Villanueva figuratively struck me with his comment to my article “Towards FILIPINO modernity”: “The Philippines is next-door neighbor to the Garden of Eden, what we may call Ayala Alabang Gilid, not Village, a cardboard and tape settlement that amazingly has a long shelf life, unable to … 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