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

Nationalism, treason, complacency, and us

By Joe America Nationalism fascinates me because I live in a nether world between the land of my birth and the land of my choice for raising a family and dying. Some Filipinos tell me to go back to America, some are quiet with their resentments that I intrude, some are kind with their thanks … Continue reading

Defining the term ‘shithole’ country

By Joe America I would guess that what Donald Trump meant when he used the term ‘shithole country’ is something like: shithole country: a generally poor and struggling, politically conflicted country that seeks relief from the United States, thus imposing burdens upon the great white nation. As Winnie the Pooh might express it, these countries … Continue reading

Ten-point plan for a first-world Philippines

By Joe America This is The Society of Honor’s ten-point plan that targets raising the Philippines to first-world status in 25 years. It is an imaginary set of steps that is imaginary only because today’s leaders appear to lack the will to implement it, or something like it: Stop the killings and excessive PNP force; restore due … Continue reading

The President is making love to the AFP

  By Joe America This article will get coarse, so be prepared or simply click off now. There is not much attention to drugs here, but sex, crudity, abuse, and violence do make an appearance. We have seen President Duterte working exceptionally hard to build a bond with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). … Continue reading