LML Polettiques (326)

Federal-parliamentary vs presidential-unitary systems

Wednesday, 15 June 2022 10:17 Written by
THIS is a supplementary article to my series on "Centrist Democratic (CD) Agenda for President-elect BBM" which started just after the May 9, elections. My memo to president-elect BBM, was followed by "Political dynasties – party-lists" (May 22); Part 1…

Centrist agenda for BBM: Institutionalize real political parties

Wednesday, 08 June 2022 09:53 Written by
Last of 3 partsLAST week's article touched upon the revisions of the 1987 Cory Constitution toward a parliamentary government, among others. A case was made briefly differentiating between our current presidential versus parliamentary systems, also known as political party government.…

Centrist agenda for BBM: Revise 1987 Constitution

Friday, 03 June 2022 16:12 Written by
Second of 3 partsTHIS is the second part on the Centrist Democrats (CD) agenda for the BBM government. Last week's column dwelt on the efforts of past administrations, from FVR to Duterte, to initiate changes in the 1987 Cory Constitution,…

Centrist Democratic agenda for a Marcos regime

Wednesday, 25 May 2022 08:14 Written by
THIS week's column introduces the antecedents behind last week's memo to the president-elect Ferdinand "Bongbong Marcos Jr. (BBM). To recall, that memo centered on the political restructuring of the Philippine system of governance as seen through the prism of Centrist…

Political dynasties and party-lists

Wednesday, 18 May 2022 05:54 Written by
ELECTION 2022 has merely affirmed political dynasties as a fact of the nation's life. Long entrenched in the fringes of local politics, it has burst into center stage with the return of the Marcoses and their complete rehabilitation as the…

Memo to President-elect BBM

Wednesday, 11 May 2022 10:24 Written by
MR. President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr., congratulations on your triumph! Our people have spoken as various surveys predicted. I wish you well. I also take the liberty of putting on paper some unsolicited suggestions, as you promised a unifying presidency. We…

'Crabs,' or what is propelling BBM to power

Thursday, 05 May 2022 16:10 Written by
WITH a possible 50 to 60 percent of the votes, the Bongbong will have a majority, reprising his father's two terms. Ferdinand got 51.94 percent of the votes against the then incumbent President Diosdado Macapagal's 42.88 percent and Raul Manglapus'…

New kid on the block

Wednesday, 27 April 2022 09:32 Written by
BY Easter, when Christ has risen, the Bongbong may have caused the Marcos name to also rise again. I may be damned for blasphemy — but what the hell! The opposition was given the opportunity in the last two months…
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