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

Viewpoints: “Inday Sara for President”

Analysis and Opinion by Lance Corporal X When Inday Sara beckoned him, “Come here, sir… ” and commenced pummeling the Court Sheriff of Davao in front of onlookers and the media, I knew she’d be a great Filipino president. No other incident in the Philippines perfectly and poignantly encapsulates the state of affairs there than … Continue reading

Yellows, Teddyboy Locsin, and a guy named Fer

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America This is an article about intellectual discipline. I’d like to talk about a reader’s comment on Facebook that a lot of people think I handled badly. That will lead to a discussion of some length, because, well, y’all need the full context. A Guy Named Fer Last week, I … Continue reading

Victory of Humanity

Analysis and Opinion By Irineo B. R. Salazar Looking for Lapulapu, the fish, in a community pantry nowadays might make more sense than looking for Lapu-Lapu, the warrior hero, 500 years after his victory over Magellan. That isn’t as bad as it first sounds. After all, the motto of the Quincentennial is Victory and Humanity. … Continue reading

The tipping of the Philippines to China

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America The Philippines is tipping to China. I can feel it in my bones, or see it in the tea leaves, or divine it from the conjunction of the planets. The discovery of about 200 ships at Whitson (Julian Felipe) Reef was a marker in the water, a statement by … Continue reading