Federalism Deal Killers

By JoeAm This blog article will be revised from time to time as new information comes forth. The goal is to track the progress on development of the Federalism Constitution and build our understanding of the document being written. A constitution is a contract between the people and government. As such, the development of a … Continue reading

The financial puzzle that is the Federalism Constitution

By JoeAm – Preliminaries Forgive the length of this article. The main points are quickly summarized, but I have included appendices to fill in the particulars for those who are thorough or curious. One caveat: There are a lot of numbers to consider. This is not a search for accounting precision. It is a search … Continue reading

Philippines’ era of golden infras and economic take-off – it’s hard to be optimistic

By Chemrock The Duterte administration promises their legacy will be an era of golden infrastructure that will drive the country to it’s economic take-off point, ushering in prosperity and uplifting the nation. This will be realized through public borrowing (both domestic and foreign) and tax reforms to fund the infra spending. I have written on … Continue reading

A picture showing the state of human rights in the Philippines

   

Are Americans being set up as another enemy for the Philippines?

By JoeAm Tyrants need enemies, for if they did not have them, they could not insist upon using unrestrained power. They would have to follow the law. Enemies are the excuse for suppression and brutality. The Duterte government operates outside the law to fight its various enemies, drug addicts, yellows, critics, NPA, Muslim terrorists, human … Continue reading