Virus trends in the Philippines

By Joe America I’ve been following the Department of Health’s (DOH’s) daily reports on the virus out of China. Here’s the link. UPDATES ON NOVEL CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19) I can’t really ‘see’ the trend lines from the daily or interactive reports so I’ve crunched the data to give a trend line of admitted patients, discharges, … Continue reading

Tragedy of the Commons in the Philippines

By Chemrock Juan has a few cows which graze daily in the small field outside the village, together with scores of other cows that belong to fellow villagers. He makes a decent living from milk production. An opportunity came for Juan to double his herd. He knows nothing about optimum herd size, but he has … Continue reading

Electricity, Part 3: Epira is a lame duck with a non-performing WESM

By Chemrock The continuing high cost of electricity fuels clamor for repealing EPIRA (Electric Power Industry Reform Act 2001) and revert the power sector to a public run service.  Has Epira delivered on its mandate to bring about affordable electricity in a more efficient and competitive market? This is a 3-part series on electricity. The first … Continue reading

The Filipino Diplomat in the Time of Duterte

By Cha Coronel Datu In October 1943, the people of Denmark , with the assistance of a German diplomat,  undertook the evacuation of over 7000 Danish Jews by boat to Sweden. There, for the rest of the war,  the evacuees remained protected and cared for by the government and people of Sweden. The German diplomat, … Continue reading

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