The Philippines is anti-knowledge

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America I posted this tweet a few days ago: “Science is knowledge. Truth is knowledge. Politics, propaganda, lies, trolls, and conspiracy theories are the opposite of knowledge. They are deceits and delusions. They are good for the greedy, bad for the nation. The Philippines is largely anti-knowledge.” Philippine government blows … Continue reading

Manila Beach: Anatomy of a Vanity Project

Analysis and Opinion By Chemrock This is from one of my old blog collection. With election just round the corner, I though it a good time to share how poor leadership begets poor projects. Environmental projects almost always require a holistic approach to ensure sustainability. Beautifying the Manila beach is a worthy national project. However, … Continue reading

China’s Viral Belt and Road Initiative

Analysis and Opinion By Dean de la Paz Hegemony takes many forms.From conquests, and colonization, the menu now includes terraforming watery shoals, foreign debt-compromised infrastructure with sovereign guarantees that hock patrimonial assets, the invasion of online gambling armies and battle-ready battalions of foreign construction and factory workers. The most farfetched form of domination is inflicting … 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