Substandard bunkhouses reportedly built for Haiyan victims: Where did the rest of the money go?

Philippine government thievery seems to remain alive and kicking, this time stealing victims of super-typhoon Haiyan (a.k.a. Yolanda) blind! Reports are emerging of widespread delivery and building of substandard facilities to house the victims all over the devastated region. Safety and sanitation concerns have reportedly been raised by field officers of the Camp Coordination and […]

The coming Christmas season: Will Filipinos step up to the opportunity Yolanda presents?

I find it interesting, to say the least, that Filipinos are looking to the “developed” countries of the world to take responsibility for the purported climate changes that, according to Philippine President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino III, are “playing havoc” on hapless developing countries like the Philippines. Over in Warsaw, Poland during a United Nations […]

What sequestration means for the Philippines

At the very end of 2012, the US media and public was gripped with near-panic over what was then called the “fiscal cliff,” a combination of tax increases and a programmed series of government spending cuts that was to automatically take effect on January 1 of this year. Just as the deadline passed, the US […]