From Every Town

Analysis and Opinion By Irineo B. R. Salazar From every town in the Philippines, support for the Presidential candidacy of VP Leni Robredo was shown in pink this Saturday. Whether on boats in the waters off Cebu, by motorcade in Pangasinan, by carabao in Sumilao, on bicycles in Iloilo, or on Internet pages of Philippine communities as far-flung as Australia, Europe and Hong Kong, … Continue reading

Manny Pacquiao, lightweight or heavyweight?

Analysis and Opinion By JoeAm Presidential candidate Manny Pacquiao has surprised a lot of people in the early rounds of his candidacy. Calm, composed, measuring the distance and speed of his opponents. Jabbing, defending. Moving easily around the ring. I have to admit a bias. There are only three decent 2022 presidential candidates in my … Continue reading

Pinks versus VP Robredo

Analysis and Opinion By JoeAm Let’s consider the charge by Pinks (alleged Robredo supporters) that VP Robredo “compromised” in putting together her Senate slate. Never was a description – an accusation by some – so off-target. The tag totally misses what Robredo is trying to do. First, let’s consider fundamental elements of the VP’s work: … Continue reading

Morality has no “other side” and mainstream media don’t get it

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America Morality is not negotiable. It’s the foundation for every decision we make. Well, yes, moral systems can vary, for example, communist versus capitalist or Christian vs Zoroastrian. But for a group of peoples, like nations or groups of them, morality is the rock of good behavior and right decisions. … Continue reading

PAREX, the monster of Manila

Analysis and Opinion By JoeAm PAREX is the Pasig River Expressway, a Build Build Build project granted to San Miguel Corporation (SMC) under a Toll Operations Agreement with the Duterte Government. Critics abound, mostly environmentalists, some disliking privileged car drivers, and some objecting to the rushed administrative process. I took up a pro-SMC position on … Continue reading