Getting the Philippines to What it Can Be

Analysis and Opinion By Irineo B. R. Salazar and Karl Garcia Karl said our country has had many mistakes, if every mistake is considered wisdom, we are now a wise nation, but we are none the wiser. He also mentions that the Hindus, Buddhists and the Arabs influenced Southeast Asia before the Europeans. If Spain … Continue reading

Filipino Identity Revisited

Analysis and Opinion By Irineo B. R. Salazar June 8, 2008: Germany vs. Poland soccer game, 2:0. I watched how the two Polish-German strikers/forwards Miroslav Klose and Lukas Podolski seemed hesitant for long in the game against their old country. Finally, young Podolski scored a goal against Poland, which had once refused him on their … Continue reading

Why the Philippines should add nuclear power to its energy portfolio

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America I’ve been pondering the nuclear energy issue for a few weeks, brought to the topic by President Duterte’s recent comment about finishing the Bataan nuclear power plant. I think that won’t work. The location and quality issues shout “bad idea”. But nuclear is a good idea, in my view. … Continue reading

Getting to innovation in the Philippines

Analysis and Opinion By Irineo B. R. Salazar Benny Antiporda vs. UP scientists shows the how little recognition (applied) knowledge in the Philippines often has. Power often still seems to believe it is endowed with wisdom of its own. Appointing incompetents to high positions shows a cavalier attitude toward the functional specialization that is a … Continue reading

The transition from Duterte to Yellow

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America My sense is that Filipinos will be ready to get serious about building a nation after having wallowed in a serial psycho-drama for six years. A transition from cronyism, dynasties, corruption, and incompetence to a vibrant, progressive nation on the way to decency and enrichment will take a little … Continue reading