JoeAm’s short and sweet State of the State Statement

By Joe America I am for the Philippine Constitution and its affinity for democracy, human rights, civility, laws, ethics, responsibility, and integrity. That’s the point of view from which this State of the State Statement is made. If you have a different value-foundation, you are likely to disagree with my assessment, and are free to … Continue reading

Update: The US and the Philippines

By Joe America What is American policy toward the Philippines these days? How will the relationship go in the future? Let me offer some perspectives. I’ll do this in the form of a somewhat disjointed commentary that we can piece together later. Leftists oppose the “US-Duterte” regime. This produces the absurdity of leftists protesting Duterte … Continue reading

What’s Happening to Leni Robredo?

by Wilfredo G. Villanueva In Agutaya, a town on the coast of northern Palawan, Vice President Leni Robredo found occasion to manifest her grit and passion. To reach it, you have to travel over land and sea for 12 hours. The children of Agutaya do not grow to full height because of malnutrition. Electricity visits … Continue reading

Digitized, shopped, chopped, and hacked

By Joe America Technology has changed the world, and will do so even more in the future. Our simple lives are gone. Our old values are history. Now we must deal with global cyber forces like Wikileaks, Facebook, Amazon, and Google, and State cyber hackers from Russia, China, and the United States, and private hackers … Continue reading

Did Harry Roque just cancel the Mutual Defense Treaty between the Philippines and US?

By Joe America Did Harry Roque misspeak at today’s press conference when he said the Philippines would not help defend US forces if the US and China entered into armed conflict in the West Philippine Sea? Or did he misspeak when he said the Philippines abides by all its agreements with the US, including the … Continue reading