Loose Ends, May 2021

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America This has been an eventful week, news-wise and commentary-wise, on the media we engage on. Let me wrap up a few loose ends. Thanks to Karl, Irineo, LCX, and Will You’ve all created content for the blog these past months, leading to rich discussion and many insights. Thank you … Continue reading

Viewpoints: “Inday Sara for President”

Analysis and Opinion by Lance Corporal X When Inday Sara beckoned him, “Come here, sir… ” and commenced pummeling the Court Sheriff of Davao in front of onlookers and the media, I knew she’d be a great Filipino president. No other incident in the Philippines perfectly and poignantly encapsulates the state of affairs there than … Continue reading

Yellows, Teddyboy Locsin, and a guy named Fer

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America This is an article about intellectual discipline. I’d like to talk about a reader’s comment on Facebook that a lot of people think I handled badly. That will lead to a discussion of some length, because, well, y’all need the full context. A Guy Named Fer Last week, I … Continue reading

The Arrogance of the Yellows

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America Definitions: Arrogance means “exaggerating or disposed to exaggerate one’s own worth or importance often by an overbearing manner”. Yellows are pro-democratic political advocates centered on the Liberal Party, but including others opposing the Duterte Administration. In the definition of Yellows, we see the word ‘democratic’. The arrogance of the … Continue reading

Victory of Humanity

Analysis and Opinion By Irineo B. R. Salazar Looking for Lapulapu, the fish, in a community pantry nowadays might make more sense than looking for Lapu-Lapu, the warrior hero, 500 years after his victory over Magellan. That isn’t as bad as it first sounds. After all, the motto of the Quincentennial is Victory and Humanity. … Continue reading