LML Polettiques (141)

Travelers’ travails

Wednesday, 16 January 2019 15:45 Written by
AS of this writing, we have been home in Davao for almost two weeks now and taking a vacation from a vacation. Flying coach on PAL is stressful enough, but with three grandchildren (3 to 7 years) in tow, it…

Postcard from America

Wednesday, 09 January 2019 11:46 Written by
I NEVER did leave my heart in San Francisco. In fact, I never did leave my heart anywhere in America. But San Francisco was the first American city that I visited in the spring of 1980. I was privileged to…

Lacson and pork insertions

Thursday, 27 December 2018 11:44 Written by
Panfilo Lacson was not really held in great esteem when he burst into public consciousness as top policeman of the Presidential Anti-Crime Commission (PACC), a crime fighting bureaucracy under Vice-President “Erap” Estrada during the administration of President Fidel Ramos. Lacson…

Comparing US and Philippine presidents

Wednesday, 19 December 2018 11:25 Written by
NOV. 30, 2018 saw the passing of George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States. The last of the US presidents to see combat in World War 2, Bush was a navy pilot who was shot down in…

Draft charter for whom?

Tuesday, 18 December 2018 11:09 Written by
In a move that rivaled the stealth with which the remains of the dictator Ferdinand Marcos were buried in the heroes’ cemetery, the House of Representatives swiftly passed last week the Resolution of Both Houses (RBH) of Congress No. 15,…

DELICADEZA (Dureza's Bold Act)

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 11:39 Written by
IN our culture, one feature that puts citizens on equal footing whether they are of the upper class or part of the “mayukmok” is an appreciation of “pagmumukha”or ‘face.’ There is no exact English translation but roughly, this is mostly…

Baby boomers – the pre-departure area

Wednesday, 05 December 2018 11:47 Written by
I WILL depart temporarily from my regular fare of politics and analysis of issues behind the headlines. Today’s item touches on a topic concerned with the demographic subset to which I belong, the “baby boomers.” We came right after the…

Militarization-broken system-Imelda

Wednesday, 28 November 2018 12:30 Written by
MY Wednesday column last week on “Creeping militarization” (The Manila Times, Nov. 14, 2018), elicited diverse responses from readers proffering interesting viewpoints. These reflect the deep-rooted concerns on what the country has undergone after two years of DU30’s watch and…
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