A whiff of racism rising in the Philippines

By JoeAm Racism is one of those double edged swords. If you write about it to gain insight, you can be accused of racism for writing about it. It’s like walking on egg shells on top of thin ice. But write about it we must because we are not ostriches and there are increasing signs … Continue reading

Global warming, the end game for humanity, and the Philippines

By JoeAm I wonder how many Filipinos consider that their children who are now in school will have to deal with drastic, life-threatening impacts of climate change before they are middle-aged. Storms will be horrifying. Not just typhoons, but freak events like raging floods or killer lightning storms. Droughts. Heat. And even man-made disasters like … Continue reading

The Filipino Diplomat in the Time of Duterte

By Cha Coronel Datu In October 1943, the people of Denmark , with the assistance of a German diplomat,  undertook the evacuation of over 7000 Danish Jews by boat to Sweden. There, for the rest of the war,  the evacuees remained protected and cared for by the government and people of Sweden. The German diplomat, … Continue reading

Senator Trillanes, Day 4. DID AFP officers over-reach?

By JoeAm Dateline Philippines, September 7, 2018 I don’t know about you, but I was on edge all morning, running now and then to the television to see if the AFP had descended on the Senate to arrest Senator Trillanes. But nothing. At around 10:00, the Senator appeared for his daily press conference, exhausted from … Continue reading

Are Americans being set up as another enemy for the Philippines?

By JoeAm Tyrants need enemies, for if they did not have them, they could not insist upon using unrestrained power. They would have to follow the law. Enemies are the excuse for suppression and brutality. The Duterte government operates outside the law to fight its various enemies, drug addicts, yellows, critics, NPA, Muslim terrorists, human … Continue reading