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Is Filipino citizenship worthless?

By Joe America We generally think of the Constitution as a technical legal document that tells us how government works. But it is so much more than that. The Constitution is written by you, the people, and it is for you, the people. It says this in the opening words: We, the sovereign Filipino people … Continue reading

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Handwriting On The Wall For Early 2017

  By Popoy del R. Cartanio It’s only the second month of 2017 and the world so called now the global village faces big problems which never before should frighten anyone. Every new year brings feelings of uncertainties rather than assured progress and peace. From the millennium 16 years had passed with inhabited earth still … Continue reading

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War gaming the Western Pacific: what it means to the Philippines

By Joe America The Philippines is a chip in the Western Pacific, not a player. But it is a sentient chip, with a brain and the ability to spin itself about on the war table. Where the spinning chip lands is up to the President. And maybe the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Look at … Continue reading

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Du30 an anachronism: era of dictators gone

By Roly E. Eclevia     President Rodrigo Duterte is an anachronism. He would be dictator when the era of dictators has long been gone. The social, political, and economic climate may no longer be conducive to the rise of one-man rule. Maybe people nowadays are more aware of their rights and ready to fight … Continue reading

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Duterte’s divided nation: Philippine institutions push back

By Joe America I’ve written two prior articles that provide background to this discussion. One said that the fate of the Philippines is in the hands of its institutions (link). The other identified three major issues that are so fundamentally problematic that it is hard to get past them to give the Duterte Administration credit … Continue reading