A bold program to bring the Philippines into the modern world

By Joe America Every national election represents an opportunity to be bold. It would be wonderful to see boldness in the spirit of the Constitution, rather than the undermining of it. I hope in 2022, candidates will take on some or all of the following steps aimed at bringing the Philippines into the modern world … Continue reading

Why the Philippines makes bad decisions

By Joe America Social media have been filled with complaints from citizens about lack of transparency from the Department of Health (DOH) regarding the coronavirus. The complaints have returned defensive remarks from DOH officials about the hard work being done. This exchange is instructional because it reminds us that we are in Asia, but trying … Continue reading

Weaponizing humor

By Joe America Laughter is great medicine, if hard to find when people in the vicinity are being grim. It’s also like the point of a spear if aimed correctly, or a shield if needed to parry a blow. President Duterte is a master of humor as a weapon. He uses off color and womanizing … Continue reading

Why the Philippines is virus free, for now

  By Joe America It certainly appears that Philippines has managed to escape the initial spread of the coronavirus. Why is that? Everyone is still learning about the disease. Let’s look at a few factors that may tell us why the Philippines has not been hit by the spreading disease. The spread of the disease … Continue reading

The Philippine nation is dying

By Joe America What is a nation? It’s the people, industries and culture. It’s the history. The traditions. It’s the laws and the language. It’s the land, the borders. Where can we find the best description of that nation? In its Constitution. In the structure, the rules, the values, and the inspirations contained in that … Continue reading