When knowledge is a dirty river

Analysis and Opinion By JoeAm Back in the last century, the main sources of mind-pollution were salesmen, politicians, and preachers. They shaded the facts to favor their interests. Otherwise, we sought and got decent information. Today, everyone is a salesman, politician, or preacher. We thought computers and the internet would give us data, but it’s … Continue reading

PBBM, join the SCO already!

Analysis and Opinion By LCX The Shanghai Cooperation Organization is ascendant! And the Philippines has a big role to play in it. The Philippines can seize all the opportunities which were never opened to it by the West. The West will be jealous and worried and will entice it with more opportunities. So by the … Continue reading

The path to unity for President Marcos

Analysis and Opinion By JoeAm I think the Marcos campaign call for unity was very effective. Now that he’s in office, though, he is more absorbed with practical matters like food, getting in foreign investments, and handling Rodriguez. Also, his definition of unity seems to be a loyalty obligation on citizens rather than an earned … Continue reading

How to get to competence in the Philippines?

Analysis and Opinion By JoeAm This blog is different. Rather than providing answers, I’ll provide a question. Answers may or may not be found in the discussion section of the blog article. We’ll see. Executive Cabinet agencies in the Philippines are notoriously incompetent, even as every web site for these agencies touts their accomplishments. It’s … Continue reading

The what and how of doing things

Analysis and Opinion By JoeAm The Philippines is putting together a 5.2 trillion peso budget for next year. Money is allocated here and there with education being the biggest chunk. Few would argue that improvement in education is sorely needed. That is the what of things. But how is the money to be spent? On … Continue reading