The good life

By Joe America I suppose many of us are spoiled from living the good life. I know I am. I was raised in the U.S. during the latter part of the 1900’s when wars were relegated to the cold type, or localized. We could always go fight in a foreign land and return to our … Continue reading

It . . . Bulaga!

Ni Wilfredo G. Villanueva Hindi ko alam ang tutuong spelling ng “eet… bulaga!” o “it… bulaga!” Ito yung pinagmulan ng pangalan ng popular noontime tv show, yun bang kapag nilalaro mo ang baby mo, tatakpan mo ang mukha mo ng mga kamay mo habang sinasabing “It…” biglang ibaba ang mga ito at sasabihing “Bulaga!” para … Continue reading

Holding President Duterte to account

By gerverg1885 A news item was posted by a blogger on Facebook that said that “the NBI, in a press conference, declared that the three policemen killed Kian de los Santos and planted evidence(s).” My question was, “why was the one who ordered the killing and dangled the reward money not included?” I added that … Continue reading

Do you trust the people running the Philippine economy?

By Joe America I don’t trust the people running the Philippine economy. I think they are blowing smoke downwind whilst sailing upwind into the impossible circumstances set before them by President Duterte. The economic POLICY of the Duterte economy is anchored on two principles: (1) managers will continue the successful programs of the Aquino Administration, … Continue reading

Duterte: The Anatomy of a Barbaric Autocracy

By Edgar Lores A friend made a post on Facebook in which she set forth on President Rodrigo Duterte’s “Technology of Co-optation.” The topic arose from Duterte’s co-optation of the parents of 17-year old Kian Delos Santos, a collateral damage of the Drug War. As I googled to understand the term, I was led to … Continue reading