The need for an anti-discrimination law in the Philippines

By JoeAm Filipinos generally treat other races with polite consideration. They are courteous to whites, Chinese, Japanese, and everyone else except perhaps blacks, as far as I can judge. Dark-skinned Filipinos are often ridiculed or otherwise treated badly. Women are not discriminated against in the job market, but everyday language is often discriminatory (the President’s … Continue reading

Trash wars and other Philippine nonsense

By JoeAm The Philippines almost went to war over trash from Canada, imported by Filipinos, and blamed on Canada. The 69 containers of nasty trash evidently sat in Customs stinking up the docks for six years and no one did anything about it. There was no reason, no money to be made in doing something, … Continue reading

Were the two matrices hatched in China?

By JoeAm Two “collusion” matrices recently prepared by the Duterte government generated a lot of incredulous disbelief and amusement across the educated nation. The idea of a grand scheme to oust Duterte, a conspiracy of journalists, lawyers, Liberal Party principals, and opposition senators, simply did not make sense. The journalists are writers, not political players. … Continue reading

China Rules . . . an essential guide for Filipinos

By JoeAm It’s the dawning of a new day in the Philippines. The sun rises from the west, which may confuse a lot of people, so let me do my best to clarify the new China Rules, which is the way things work when a nation agrees to be subordinate to China. First of all, … Continue reading

Has the US lost her way, and lost the Philippines?

By JoeAm The United States was founded on the best principles from very bright minds who imagined a nation of citizens who could find personal enrichment and self-satisfaction by charting their own destiny. It worked fairly well for about 250 years, the energy of the nation’s young idealism fueling deep patriotic sacrifice and empowering a … Continue reading