Three Filipino Futures

Analysis and Opinion By Irineo B. R. Salazar With three recent shares on FB and Twitter, Joe made clear that the Philippines is at a crossroads, with three different futures to choose from. Let’s have a look at them, why these visions of the future exist and what they could hold in store.   The Magic Kingdom Joe: … Continue reading

Leni Robredo is a Leftist

Analysis and Opinion By JoeAm The Left is a segment of the political spectrum that tilts toward workers and the disadvantaged, either by poverty or social stigma (religion, ethnicity, landless, disability, and so forth). The Right tilts toward special interests, deregulation, corporations, military might, prominent people, and accumulation of wealth and power. The tensions between … Continue reading

The Death of Honor

Analysis and Opinion By JoeAm Honor is a quality of character that attaches to moral guideposts such as patriotism, truth, or courage. It is appreciation attached to people who act well. The problem is that honor can be relative. For example, it’s possible to be honorable by supporting insurrection, if you are a rebel . … Continue reading

From Every Town

Analysis and Opinion By Irineo B. R. Salazar From every town in the Philippines, support for the Presidential candidacy of VP Leni Robredo was shown in pink this Saturday. Whether on boats in the waters off Cebu, by motorcade in Pangasinan, by carabao in Sumilao, on bicycles in Iloilo, or on Internet pages of Philippine communities as far-flung as Australia, Europe and Hong Kong, … Continue reading

Manny Pacquiao, lightweight or heavyweight?

Analysis and Opinion By JoeAm Presidential candidate Manny Pacquiao has surprised a lot of people in the early rounds of his candidacy. Calm, composed, measuring the distance and speed of his opponents. Jabbing, defending. Moving easily around the ring. I have to admit a bias. There are only three decent 2022 presidential candidates in my … Continue reading