BPI systems horror of June 6

By Chemrock Having made a comment elsewhere that in deference to some sensitive accounts in BPI, the systems horror of June 6 need to be openly explained, it’s a matter of need to do right that I share some thoughts on what the Senate inquiry revealed. It is also to oblige a request from a … Continue reading

By the people, for the people

By Josephivo Being stuck in the present we should remember the future too, the Philippines in 10, 20 years’ time. This piece is intended just as a warming up exercise. The subject is too vast and interlinked with almost every aspect of life. These few paragraphs cannot cover it all. Just some thoughts by thinking … Continue reading

Attack is the best form of defense

  By Chemrock In this post-truth age, where everyone is armed with a tool and can, in safety behind anonymity, maim characters and destroy people’s lives, decency and good-heartedness can no longer survive if we chose to believe in the pacificistic “truth will have its way”. VP Leni’s team learned the hard way after heinous … Continue reading

The stream of history

By Josephivo In our turbulent times, it might be difficult to see in what direction history is taking us. What are the long term trends? What will last? How will the world or mankind look like a (few) generation(s) from now? History gave us some clues. History was not a steady stream of changes, driven … Continue reading

Two cases from the Society’s legal department: on line violence and presidential immunity

By Joe America I find legal documents in the Philippines to be enlightening. For one thing, I can read the arguments from the people involved rather than as filtered through mass media, the State’s troll armies, or other biased or unreliable sources. Here are two cases I found pertinent because they involve how to deal … Continue reading