PBBM, join the SCO already!

Analysis and Opinion By LCX The Shanghai Cooperation Organization is ascendant! And the Philippines has a big role to play in it. The Philippines can seize all the opportunities which were never opened to it by the West. The West will be jealous and worried and will entice it with more opportunities. So by the … Continue reading

Should the Philippines deal with Russia?

Analysis and Opinion By JoeAm Philippine President Marcos was interviewed by Bloomberg during his visit to New York. He said the Philippines was looking at dealing with Russia to help solve pressing energy and food needs. He said the domestic needs for these essentials were more important than the political engagement between Russia and Ukraine. … Continue reading

The path to unity for President Marcos

Analysis and Opinion By JoeAm I think the Marcos campaign call for unity was very effective. Now that he’s in office, though, he is more absorbed with practical matters like food, getting in foreign investments, and handling Rodriguez. Also, his definition of unity seems to be a loyalty obligation on citizens rather than an earned … Continue reading

Do pinks want Marcos to fail?

Analysis and opinion By JoeAm I was accused by a number of pinks of being a Marcos apologist for saying on Twitter that I thought the President was trying to do a good job. They said essentially that good and Marcos should not be mentioned in the same sentence. My observation came from seeing his … Continue reading

How to get to competence in the Philippines?

Analysis and Opinion By JoeAm This blog is different. Rather than providing answers, I’ll provide a question. Answers may or may not be found in the discussion section of the blog article. We’ll see. Executive Cabinet agencies in the Philippines are notoriously incompetent, even as every web site for these agencies touts their accomplishments. It’s … Continue reading