Do Filipinos understand the ‘good’ in good faith?

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America My enduring vision of the Philippines is a nation whose people cannot tell good from bad. Indeed, it is worse than that. People reverse the meanings. Good is criticized for not being perfect, and bad is accepted because bad people are expected to be bad. The result is that … Continue reading

All in the name of National Interest

Analysis and Opinion By Karl Garcia We at Joe America’s blog write in the name of national interest. We earnestly ask ourselves, if things can be done differently, why are we not doing it? My MMT explorative series is a prime example. If we can convert our foreign loans to pesos and print all the money in the world then all … Continue reading


An interview by questionnaire with Prof. Sonny Trillanes By Wilfredo G. Villanueva  Wilfredo G. Villanueva (WGV): You’re active in socmed, particularly Facebook. Is this our platform or weapon of choice?  Prof. Sonny Trillanes (ST): Facebook is the primary platform available for me right now being in the private sector.  WGV: Will it reach our target … Continue reading

Filipino Identity Revisited

Analysis and Opinion By Irineo B. R. Salazar June 8, 2008: Germany vs. Poland soccer game, 2:0. I watched how the two Polish-German strikers/forwards Miroslav Klose and Lukas Podolski seemed hesitant for long in the game against their old country. Finally, young Podolski scored a goal against Poland, which had once refused him on their … Continue reading

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