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

Crafting a Grown-Up’s Policy with China

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America This article is completely hypothetical, in the interest of promoting further discussion. China forces other nations into a parent-child relationship in which China is the parent and the child is dealt with severely if he gets out of order. The Philippines under President Duterte is very much the child, … Continue reading

Loose Ends, May 2021

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America This has been an eventful week, news-wise and commentary-wise, on the media we engage on. Let me wrap up a few loose ends. Thanks to Karl, Irineo, LCX, and Will You’ve all created content for the blog these past months, leading to rich discussion and many insights. Thank you … Continue reading