Filipino cultural issues that cause much harm

Analysis and Opinion By Andrew Lim FILIPINO CULTURAL ISSUES THAT CAUSE MUCH HARM:  1. Why are Filipinos so tribal minded? 2. Why do Filipinos use family as justification for corruption? The 2022 election season has brought into focus once more two perennial, problematic issues that are so backward and harmful and I do not understand … Continue reading

Reply 1986

Analysis and Opinion By Irineo B. R. Salazar ” . . if you can hear me, reply. 1988, time of my youth . .” is part of what Deok-Sun, the female main character of K-Drama Reply 1988, says at the end of that series, a nostalgic look at a neighborhood of Seoul back in 1988, when people still … Continue reading

Can dynasties build a better Philippines?

Analysis and Opinion By JoeAm I enjoyed the discussion in the prior blog. Contributor LCX was back to promoting the tandem of VP Robredo and Mayor Duterte-Carpio as a way to ace Marcos, Jr. out of the presidency. Senator Pangilinan would have to slide to a Cabinet position or other assignment. LCX does not buy … Continue reading

Land of Illusion

Analysis and Opinion By Irineo B. R. Salazar “Could it be a picture in your mind, never sure exactly what I find” – these words from the Lyrics of the hit “Illusion” by Imagination, the song played a lot when I moved out of the Philippines almost forty years ago now, do these describe the Philippines best? This FB … Continue reading

The Philippines is a president’s worst nightmare

Analysis and opinion By JoeAm “It is a soft, forgiving culture. Only in the Philippines could a leader like Ferdinand Marcos, who pillaged his country for over 20 years, still be considered for a national burial. Insignificant amounts of the loot have been recovered, yet his wife and children were allowed to return and engage … Continue reading