Commentaries (177)

Kitchen diplomacy

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 10:09 Written by
IT appears that the underpinnings of an incipient Dutertenomics is coming into shape with the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) doing a first with an open consultation with the public on the Philippine Development Plan (2017-2022). The five planks opened…

How China Wins the South China Sea War (Without Firing a Shot)

Monday, 16 January 2017 15:30 Written by
  The Chinese cyber attacks have been carried out extensively on regional states along with political influence operations designed to falsely convince the international community that the waters of the sea are and have been China’s sovereign maritime territory.James Clapper,…

MILLENNIALS ON THE MOVE: More than the Socio-cultural Rebel, a Political Force

Friday, 13 January 2017 09:16 Written by
  (First of the two-part series)

My 'First 100 Days'

Thursday, 12 January 2017 07:19 Written by
  ”We all do better when we work together. Our differences do matter, but our common humanity matters more.”– William Jefferson Clinton BY tradition, an incoming United States President gets 100 days to adjust to his or her new surroundings.…

Federalism's implication on our legal and judicial systems

Monday, 09 January 2017 08:46 Written by
This is the first of a series of articles the authors (and other collaborators) will be writing on constitutional change. The intent of the series is to influence the process of amending or revising the Constitution that is about to…

The pursuit of equal dignity

Friday, 06 January 2017 09:33 Written by
It is in the interest of human society to respect not only the dignity but also the equal dignity of persons. The first is an ascription as to what makes us truly human, and the second is an assertion as…

Area development, subsidiarity and federalism

Wednesday, 04 January 2017 23:48 Written by
TIMES of crisis are windows for great opportunity. That is an old Chinese saying. But in these troubling times (for many), what opportunities indeed lie ahead? There are quite a few and the promising thing is they seem to be…

Takeaways on Autonomy, Governance, and Federalism

Saturday, 17 December 2016 13:22 Written by
PAUL Hutchcroft, a scholar specializing in comparative and Southeast Asian politics, asked whether rather than symmetrical federalism across the country, the focus should instead be on asymmetrical arrangements that address injustices that hinder specific communities from achieving their full potentials.…
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