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

Sara all, how BBM will fall 2022

Analysis and Opinion By Lance Corporal X Its all about Inday Sara in 2022. If you want BBM to fall, then it has to be Sara all. If you’re pro-VP Leni, and you want BBM to fall, then you have to be Sara all. Let’s call a spade a spade, the Philippines has no political … Continue reading


Analysis and Opinion By JoeAm President Duterte personally heads this unintelligible acronym that is a task force charged with ending the long-lived communist insurgency in the Philippines. It is a mess of an effort, not unlike other task force driven programs that blur accountability, understanding, and achievement with too many voices and disorganized output. It … Continue reading

Three Filipino Futures

Analysis and Opinion By Irineo B. R. Salazar With three recent shares on FB and Twitter, Joe made clear that the Philippines is at a crossroads, with three different futures to choose from. Let’s have a look at them, why these visions of the future exist and what they could hold in store.   The Magic Kingdom Joe: … Continue reading