A fragile world teathers in volatility: will there be a World War III?

by Popoy Del R. Cartanio Will there be a World War III? Let readers imagine that opinions not based on research or results of scientific experiments on what is happening in our world today are really believable, of great value and are good bases for predicting events likely to happen in the coming days. Put … Continue reading

“Know thine enemy!”, whoever in the world he may be

By Joe America It is 2017 and do you know where your enemy is? Friends and enemies are changing positions faster than Donald Trump can hire and fire people. It is getting confusing. The US Executive branch is curled up with the country that has thousands of nukes aimed at American cities and the US is … Continue reading

The Duterte Admin is failing miserably at one stated goal: unity

By Joe America The Duterte Administration is failing miserably at one stated goal: unity. One does not achieve unity through political jailings, undermining human rights, rampant killing of defenseless Filipinos, or climbing into bed with enemies of the State. Nor does one achieve it by demanding obedience of thought and deed and stripping legislators of … Continue reading

Is China’s aid an entrapment?

Chemrock To drill down to the very basics, the admin’s economic platform is a slew of infrastructure projects to drive growth. Their tag line screams “Golden Age of Infrastructure” which of course gets lots of oligarchs’ adrenaline rushing. There is no doubt the Philippines need to improve on its infrastructure to take the country to … Continue reading

Navigating the minefield of President Duterte’s pivot to China

By Yvonne The episode in the popular TV show ‘Madam Secretary’ aired on CBS network on March 12, 2017, depicted a fictional Philippine president whose pivot to China alarmed U.S. leaders to the point that the ‘Secretary of State’ made a visit to the ‘President’ to dissuade him with an offer of more military aid … Continue reading