The Greed Games: Populist Fascists

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America I witness the breakdown of civility and sense in both the US and Philippines with a deep sadness, as if a dear friend had died. All that we did together is lost to time. Our fading memories aren’t vivid or active enough to hold onto the good times. Neither … Continue reading

Warmongering Nations: The Philippines

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America One of the hardest arguments for me to deal with, as an American, is the fact that the US has engaged in so many bloody wars. Pro-China trolls certainly harp on the matter, or Filipino leftists, them, too. Well, it’s undeniable. The US was formed by war, divided and … Continue reading

Justice and the second dictatorship

Analysis and Opinion By Dean de la Paz From the time that our first dictatorship was spawned, first in the guise of a two-term presidency, and later when statutory terms ended, all pretensions vanished and martial law was declared to perpetuate both power and plunder, it had taken us more than twenty years to shed its shroud.  Today, 35 years hence, justice has not … Continue reading

“Biggest Scam” Awards, Philippines

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America Excellence is driven by constant self-assessment. Transparency. Objectivity. Rigorous study. But the Duterte Administration does little of this. Energy is spent blaming people, making excuses, hiding data (the price of Sinovac; how intelligence funds are spent), and snowing citizens with propaganda. The Government takes credit where blame is due. … Continue reading

Magdalo, Marcos and Metro Manila

Analysis and Opinion By Irineo B. R. Salazar Social media reports of a Magdalo poll putting BongbongMarcos in the lead as the next President are making the rounds and have shocked many. Jozy Acosta-Nisperos brings the Luzon belt (Region 3+4 and NCR) into play which makes sense – and BTW does not doubt the veracity of the poll which Magdalo … Continue reading