Leni’s Bayanihan

Analysis and Opinion By Irineo B. R. Salazar A recent Rappler article by Marguerite Alcazaren de Leon is titled “Leni is not our savior”. So many things are so very wrong about it: The Saint Stereotype. The picture to the article caricatures VP Leni as a kind of saintly figure. That picture is now used by DDS trolls to ridicule her. I remember vividly … Continue reading

Institutionalizing People Power

Analysis and Opinion By Karl Garcia We are known for people power, but in most cases it is like an event following a spontaneous combustion due to several reasons like the fraudulent elections during Marcos and the perceived kangaroo Erap impeachment court not wanting to open an envelope. Power to the people is in full … Continue reading

Letting go of the Philippines

Opinion By Joe America When you are young, you tend to wonder about the future. When you are old, you tend to look back at the past. Along the way, you slot into life as it is presented, the ‘now’ being what it is. Most of our angers and anxieties arise because our present circumstance … Continue reading

The Philippines needs a “New Leftist Party”

Opinion By Joe America The Philippine leftist agenda is bogged down in stubborn adherence to ideals sprouted in the 1950’s. They’ve calcified around mottoes and policies that just don’t work. Lenin played guitar for the Beatles, we all know. Except they don’t. The US is not imperialist anymore, we all know. They don’t. Overthrow of … Continue reading

The myth that 16 million DDS are in charge of the Philippine agenda

OPINION By Joe America We often look at leaders like Presidents Trump and Duterte and say they are ‘populists”, as if they are in power for and by the people. But that is a myth. Popularity does not drive either president. Vested interests do. The appeal to popular themes is merely a device, a marketing … Continue reading