Kalayaan sa Pananalita (Freedom of Speech) o Krimen?

By Juana Pilipinas (From The Author: The featured quote is a free graphics taken from the Internet. Some may question the spelling of the word “licence” in it.  It is accurate in the British English convention but should be spelled “license” in American English convention.)   Palagi po nating naririnig ngayon ang salitang freedom of speech. … 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

Time and the presidency in 2022

By JoeAm Nothing is permanent in Philippine politics. Power is not static, it moves, shifts, transfers, gathers, divides, and even evaporates. Time is the ticking clock hovering over everything. It drives allegiances locally and nationally, mainly through elections and as people of age give way to the youngsters. It’s fascinating, the family ties here. We … Continue reading

Killings, Politics, Federalism, Elections and the Catholic Church of the Philippines

By JoeAm For the life of me, I cannot figure out the Catholic Church of the Philippines. The Church and killings The Church is a moral voice that is extraordinarily strong . . . as when Pope Francis visits or when battling Reproductive Health initiatives. And it is shockingly ineffectual, divided, and quiet about the … Continue reading

The low-down on The West Philippines Sea

By Chemrock In his column in Manila Times 18 Jun 2018, Rigoberto Tiglao wrote “Yes, Senate must investigate how Aquino, Trillanes and Del Rosario lost Panatag (Scarborough Shoal)”. For a long time now I have since given up on Tiglao’s writings which are biased and border on fraudulence and fakery. His toxic penmanship spoils the … Continue reading