All posts by: Don Mercer

Mercer is a retired executive of the Competition Bureau of Canada ([email protected]). (“The Competition Bureau, as an independent law enforcement agency, ensures that Canadian businesses and consumers prosper in a competitive and innovative marketplace.”)

Prayer for True Philippine Independence: An Outsider’s View

The common underlying problem for the Philippines is corruption, which permeates the society and is encountered even upon initial entry into the Philippines (in our case at Clark). Corruption degrades individuals, sucks the lifeblood out of institutions and has directly contributed to a lack of border controls, a lack of proper military equipment, and a lack of education and health care and even, from reports in the press I have seen, to a vast uncertainty in private property ownership. Read more