Pinks versus VP Robredo

Analysis and Opinion By JoeAm Let’s consider the charge by Pinks (alleged Robredo supporters) that VP Robredo “compromised” in putting together her Senate slate. Never was a description – an accusation by some – so off-target. The tag totally misses what Robredo is trying to do. First, let’s consider fundamental elements of the VP’s work: … Continue reading

Morality has no “other side” and mainstream media don’t get it

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America Morality is not negotiable. It’s the foundation for every decision we make. Well, yes, moral systems can vary, for example, communist versus capitalist or Christian vs Zoroastrian. But for a group of peoples, like nations or groups of them, morality is the rock of good behavior and right decisions. … Continue reading

PAREX, the monster of Manila

Analysis and Opinion By JoeAm PAREX is the Pasig River Expressway, a Build Build Build project granted to San Miguel Corporation (SMC) under a Toll Operations Agreement with the Duterte Government. Critics abound, mostly environmentalists, some disliking privileged car drivers, and some objecting to the rushed administrative process. I took up a pro-SMC position on … Continue reading

When we stop being opposed, can we build something for a change?

Analysis and Opinion By JoeAm Opposition to President Duterte is creating some strange happenings. For one thing, people who helped him for five years suddenly grew integrity, or a conscience, and started pointing fingers at him. Or a different way to express their opportunism, more likely. Then, amusingly enough, we have Trillanes and Colmenares on … Continue reading

Isko Moreno is not chopped liver

Analysis and Opinion By JoeAm “Who is Isko?” I asked myself, recognizing astutely that he is charging to the forefront of Philippine national political affairs. Wikipedia has all the details. Francisco Moreno Domagoso is a former street kid who got into entertainment and parlayed fame into adult work and leadership. You can read the details … Continue reading