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Saturday, November 5, 2011

The legacy injustice in the Philippines

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Here is a very interesting video describing corruption in the Philippines with the large oligopolies based on the split commercial-political interests of the major families - well in fact - one family, the family of the current president. A great deal of this is common knowledge, and yet:
1. The foreign media and governments do nothing
2. The poor Filipinos are uneducated and don't know. Their leaders are assassinated
3. The US government does nothing - because the 'oligopolies' control the Philippines government
4. The media in the Philippines is controlled by like-minded persons

We are all familiar with how the US government were apologists for the South American dictators in the 1960s to 1980s; the same has been occurring in the Philippines. Now that the Cold War is over; might it be time for the US government to be raising the bar. Maybe its time for the American people to start expecting more from their government. It is apparent that Western governments have no interest in preserving freedom; protecting rights. Their actions abroad are directed only towards their commercial interests.

We can argue that there is nothing wrong with preserving or pursuing one's interests; but what interest does the West have in allowing the Philippines oligopoly to preserve their tyranny over the Philippines people; not to mention foreign companies which invest there. Yes...Western companies which invest in the Philippines are subjected to a litany of tyranny by commercial interests. Any foreign enterprise that gets too big is subject to extortion. So what could or should foreign governments do to prevent this tyranny from existing in perpetuity? They can do several things:
1. They can stop sanctioning the illegitimate practices of the oligopoly-controlled government by publicly castigating the Philippines for undermining the sovereign interests of the landless Filipinos.
2. They can educate the Philippines people about the injustices perpetrated against the people.

This video just highlights the actions of the family of the current administration. If one takes a look at the injustices perpetrated against the Muslims of Mindanao, largely again because of the acquiesce of the US government, who administered the Philippines for a good period of time, then you can see that this is a huge problem for the Philippines, and why Filipinos have to largely leave the country for any prosperity. Which is why expatriated incomes are the life-blood of poor families in the Philippines, whilst the wealthy families life off their legacy of extortion extending back to Spanish administration.

What is important for people to realise is that this is not capitalism. This behaviour is not based on the mutual consent of people's in relationships of trade. These actions were perpetrated through the sanctioning of government. This is why principles of capitalism need to be respected, and not used as a smoke-screen to give legitimacy to despotic and unjust business and political interests.

Watch this YouTube video - and there are more at the end of it. Lobby your congressman or local parliamentary MP to encourage your government to do more. Perhaps the best chance that the Philippines has of restoring justice is for there to be a 'Thai-style' coup in the Philippines, however there is always the risk that such an action could replace one tyrant with another military dictator. Remember Ferdinand Marcos. Those were different times.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Filipinos cause environmental damage in NZ

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Filipinos are receiving a great deal of bad press at the moment. The answer is to understand them and to treat them appropriately. If they want to engage in international business they need to engage at international standards of care and preparedness. This is like the perfect storm because Greek society is just as indulgent and care-free as the Filipinos. Was this not destined to happen?
My thoughts about this episode.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Stability in the Philippines

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A Colonel in the Philippines Armed Forces stands accused, or is being investigated for attempting to incite a military coup to overthrow the Aquino government. The story is covered here.
The Aquino administration argues that the man is a front man for the Arroyo administration, who stands accused of a great deal of corruption during her administration. The problem is that there is a great deal of scandal surrounding her and her husband....so she would have a great deal to gain from any efforts to overthrow the government.
The reality is that Aquino has invested a great deal of resources in investigations against corruption. This is of course a very positive development. The fact that it has been to the detriment of broader economic and social policy is understandable. This is a big issue, and the economy has a surprising capacity to look after itself...if government would leave it alone. After all the right of government to extort 'unconditionally' is ultimately the cause of corruption; and democracy is the ultimate tool for extortion.
I frankly place no trust in democracy; and the extortionary demands of colonels are a product of that illegitimacy. Consider the justification for his repudiation:

Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said:
"The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) considers Mariano’s action an isolated case in the organization.....It’s apparent that he is alone. No one came after him. We can see if a person’s action is isolated".
I think this is true as well. My PMA sources suggest there is no support for this action.
Valte: "We are confident that the soldiers know that they are here to uphold the Constitution, to secure the county and not to engage in partisan politics.”
That might be what the Constitution says but they don't have much of a shelf life in the Philippines. Was it 1987 that this one came into being? We are actually due for a new one. The reality is that ethical principles are the basis for issues of justice; not some arbitrary, 'dated', dogma drawn up by a group of people who purport to represent the 'majority'; whatever that means.

Friday, June 24, 2011

The prospects for a cure for diabetes for Filipinos

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The Philippines is home to a great many 'fatties', i.e. Overweight people living on poor diets with type 1 (genetic) or type 2 (lifestyle) diabetes. In the Philippines it is hard to indulge in recreational or even family eating without being served up a plate load of festive sugary, fat lard, which manifests in obesity and related illnesses like diabetes. This is a Western lifestyle problem, all the worse in the Philippines because of the high rates of unemployment, the indulgence we might associate with Spanish and third world countries, as well as the humidity which tends to discourage the exercise that raises their metabolic rate.
Fortunately, whilst it will take some time, and the spectre of diabetes or cardiovascular disease to teach Filipinos to eat well, and to change their lifestyle habits, there is hope for current sufferers. There is research which offers hope of a cure for both forms of diabetes. Read more here.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Prostitution the tip of the 'big banana'

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Prostitution is illegal in the Philippines and yet no police officer lifts a hand to prevent the practice...except for this token raid, which unreasonably detained foreigners. How is a foreigner supposed to know prostitution is illegal when the country so openly allows the operation of brothels in the country. This is indeed a joke. The police cannot even afford police vehicles, and yet here are these targets that have no chance to get away. Police officers need only walk in off the street....and yet nothing is done. There is something suspicious about this case. Only a club with foreigners was targeted? What? You could not find a club with Filipinos in your own country, or did you have a joke before you let the Filipinos free.
Perhaps the nation ought to start arresting police officers who fail to do their job...and fine them more than the brothel owners are paying them in kickbacks to not take action.
Better still acknowledge that your country's silly laws preclude girls (and guys) from getting 'honest' self-respecting jobs, forcing them into prostitution. The unemployment rate in the Philippines, the high corruption, the high import tariffs, the low productivity....you have some work to do...stop making foreigners scapegoats for all your problems.
The other reason I dare say prostitutes enter the trade is because they were abused by some Catholic hypocrite or because the country is one of the most materialistic nations in the world; more brand-conscious than the Japanese....who have the greater capacity to afford such treats. The reality is that the Philippines suffers from a culture of indulgence and poor institutional management or organisation. These are the places to start; not some token gesture which destroys the livelihood of Filipinos. Better paid call girls than living off the streets. They make the choices. Given the choices of your political leaders....they are at least not hurting others...at least not at face value. Just they offend your sensitivities.
The other important point is that Western countries have no 'culture of prostitution' so rife in Asia. The prostitution districts in the West would fit in a single street, but in Asia, there is an entire district in many parts of each city. Some Westerners go to Asia for a 'fling' of sorts, but prostitution in Asia is grandiose in scale because of your hypocritical cultural values, your culture of perpetrator & victim, and still more concerning, your disparity in wealth.....not to mention your frivolous, materialistic cultural values, culminating in your demand for brand names.
This is the basis for the popular acceptance, the widespread occurrence, the prospects for recruitment, the basis for indifference, the basis for kickbacks, and the basis for media hypocrisy. Your track record is not so impressive that you can afford the luxury of national pride.

Small government in the Philippines

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For those of you who are advocates of small government in the Philippines, you might want to join or support this group in Metro Manila.
There are several websites - www.minimalgovernment.net and Facebook.
There is also a group of Ayn Rand supporters in the Philippines; which provides a philosophical base for capitalism, as opposed to the pragmatic or divine arguments which are more typically used as a justification for capitalism....to bad effect. The problem of course is that a bad defense is a weak argument used by critics to erect straw arguments to defeat good arguments. Not very honest of them; but entirely practical from their short-range perspective. i.e Extorting wealth is a little more practical than creating it if you do not consider the long range implications of that compromise of principle. So join this group in the Philippines.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Critical thinking in the Philippines

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The Philippines is for the most part a country of uneducated persons whom are exposed to a limited range of beliefs. Religion is well-entrenched, so there is little questioning of religion. That is not to say you cannot have a discussion based on reason; its just not very often that you get that far. A great many pastors have a knowledge of philosophy, but its generally only enough to rationalise their existing beliefs. Seldom does rational discussion reach a level where a person is willing to repudiate god. The reason is that most atheists think that Christians, indeed most theists, are open to a logical refutation of their values. They are seldom able to do this because their beliefs are not founded on reason, but rather intrinsicism. That is not to say they give no credence to rationality; the problem is that they give greater value to intrinsicism.
If you are interested in atheism and critical thinking, you can view the contents of my website, or you can purchase one of my books when they become available, or you can join this Philippine based group which are advancing critical thinking and atheism. I have no knowledge of this group, so I am always interested to know how you get on. The reality is that the Philippines is a mix of Asian and Western values, so the respect for logic can be a little superficial, as I found with one admirer or Ayn Rand in the Philippines. Values are deep-seated. There is a great deal of depth underpinning your values, which even philosophers struggle to grasp. This is why philosophers have failed to have much impact on people over the years. They have failed to develop a values system which has resonated with people. This is what I intend to deliver in coming years. In the meantime, if you are in the Philippines, visit this group of critical thinkers. Sadly, you will hardly learn to think critically from your parents or your educational institution, nor from the media, whom I routinely refute. If you are yet to be convinced that there is no God, I would encourage you to visit my blog on religion. In due course I will release books on such topics which will describe my values in a more coherent and comprehensive fashion. You can visit my shopping cart when the time comes.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Deforestation in the Philippines

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The Philippines government has halted logging in 6 provinces according to the following ABS News article. Of course given President Nonoy's track record, one does have to wonder whether these logging restrictions are less about deforestation in the Philippines, and more about extortion of money from loggers. There is a long history of such political extortion in the Philippines. There is a legitimate need though. The opportunity to 'appear' to do something about over-logging, and the fact that the President 'appears' to have acted 'decisively' might be more important important than the reality in a country where facts are inaccurate, and ignorance is ubiquitous. i.e. commonplace.

There are similar efforts by provincial and national bureaucrats to extort wealth from miners. The problem in the Philippines is that everyone has the opportunity to extort some kickback in this country. Just look at how many mining projects are behind target. Generally miners are able to commission a project ahead of schedule, particularly given the softening in global economic activity.