Revolutionarily speaking

By Chemrock Revolutionary government is one-a-penny in the Philippines. There have been 13 revolutionary governments counting from Gen. Vicente Álvarez (Republic of Zamboanga) 1899 to Cory Aquino 1986. President Duterte has been touting the 14th Revgov if he doesn’t get his way with Federalism. Filipino crab mentality and propensity for treachery was cemented in the very … Continue reading

Power, stagnation, and democracy

By Joe America Eureka!! I have discovered the behavior codes of Philippine society!! Three codes that show why there is so much anger and argument these days. I originally called the behavior codes “ethics” but they are much more complex than rules. They involve power, emotions, creativity, and reasoning. This is all original thinking as … Continue reading

An Interview with Cory Aquino at 85 (Fiction)

  By Wilfredo G. Villanueva (She survived cancer. She has receded into the background, but this time, she agreed to an interview at 8 o’clock in the morning today, January 25th. We’re in her study room in her residence in Times Street in Quezon City. The street has exploded in yellow ribbons—gates, plants, trees, cars. … Continue reading

Closing down Rappler – Opening up Pandora’s box

By Chemrock The Securities and Exchange Commission ordered the closure of Rappler, a private limited corporation running an online news platform, on grounds that it breached the no-foreign ownership rules for media. Early news pointed to SEC’s decision being predicated on some Philippines Depository Receipts (PDR) issued by Rappler to foreign investors, thus subjecting the company … Continue reading

Defining the term ‘shithole’ country

By Joe America I would guess that what Donald Trump meant when he used the term ‘shithole country’ is something like: shithole country: a generally poor and struggling, politically conflicted country that seeks relief from the United States, thus imposing burdens upon the great white nation. As Winnie the Pooh might express it, these countries … Continue reading