Tag: The Philippines

Duterte’s Canada “War” Remarks Are a Clever Signal That China-Philippine Relations Remain Positive

As part of his pro-environmental strategy for The Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte plans to send back piles of literal rubbish that Canadian sanitation companies have shipped to The Philippines for recycling. In spite of the fact that the rubbish was supposedly recyclable, investigators in The Philippines have found that much […]

Some Filipinos Are About to Literally Crucify Themselves But The 1987 Constitution Crucifies Filipinos Daily

Catholic Good Friday will see some Filipinos crucifying themselves in a blood soaked ceremony whose participants claim helps them to understand the suffering of their Lord. But while there are different views on the ceremony ranging from total condemnation to theological approval, there is a different kind of crucifixion that […]

Duterte is an Anti-Elitist Hero But he Must Eliminate an Elitist Political System to Protect Future Generations

It is a common misnomer to confuse wealth with elitism, even though in reality, the two concepts are very different. Wealth simply denotes an objective state of having an above average amount of money in one’s long term possession. Elitism is a far more manifold concept involving social indicators designed […]

Without a New Political System Duterte’s Important Reforms Will Have Been For Nothing

Under the leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte, The Philippines has experienced an upturn in its economic fortunes with both Asian and western investors looking at the potential of a consistently growing ASEAN economy that is both ideally located as well as being home to a young widely English speaking population […]

Here Are The 3 Big Questions That Candidates in The Philippine Election Should Answer

In less than a month’s time, Filipinos will vote in Congressional/Senatorial elections whose process is needlessly complicated, lacking in transparency and that under the worst possible scenario will result in the perpetuation of a political system that is not fit for purpose in the 21st century. Some Filipinos still do […]

Online Censorship Can Teach Patriotic Filipinos About The Virtues of Foreign Direct Investment

One of the odd things that unites ultra-nationalists and supporters of unreconstructed communism (e.g. the NPA) is that neither side believes in open, transparent, free and fair markets. As such, both the far-right and the far-left are protectionists when it comes to goods, capital and services. While the political language […]

A Philippine Federal-Parliamentary System Would Help to End The Culture of Corruption

Transparency International has released the 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index which ranks the nations of the world by widely held perceptions regarding corruption in the public sector. Of note is the fact that the top ten nations and beyond all have parliamentary political systems while the bottom ten and beyond each […]