LML Polettiques (413)

What now, America? In the aftermath

Friday, 14 June 2024 02:59 Written by
IT'S been two weeks since Trump was ignominiously enrolled into the pantheon of America's celebrated criminals. Forty-eight hours after the verdict, his campaign reportedly raised $46 million. This amount remains unverified. Granted, I would surmise this came from the contribution…

The travails of criminal Trump

Wednesday, 05 June 2024 04:01 Written by
GUILTY on all 34 counts! I had not expected this verdict. From an outsider looking in, I expected a judgment similar to O.J. Simpson's, found innocent on reasonable doubt of killing his wife Nicole and her friend Ronald Goldman. Nevertheless,…

Duterte end times?

Wednesday, 29 May 2024 02:43 Written by
Last of four partsMY previous columns, particularly the penultimate part discussing the realignment of Philippine political forces leading toward the midterm elections, reach culmination with this column. Part 4 depicts the conceivable beginnings of the eclipse of the Dutertes, whose…

PH midterm elections — realignment of forces

Wednesday, 22 May 2024 19:57 Written by
Third of a seriesPART 2 last week ended with injecting the first lady into our conversation as an embattled, powerful consort to a weak president. But this is not a tsismis column and until new developments surface that contribute to…

Two presidents: Impact on midterm elections

Wednesday, 15 May 2024 18:38 Written by
Second of a seriesTHE specter of the Deegong hovers over the Philippine political scene, a major factor in the confluence of events leading to the midterm elections, considering his still high popularity rating and his family's hold on their bailiwick…

Two presidents — a study in contrasts

Thursday, 09 May 2024 03:00 Written by
First of a seriesTHESE columns will depart from the usual critiques on the underlying symptoms of cultural and historical infirmities of public policies that have been bringing about the iniquities of politics that hugely impact negatively on governance. These are…

Politics distorting justice, democracy and the rule of law

Wednesday, 01 May 2024 23:22 Written by
Last of 3 partsThe three high-profile crimes involving former president Duterte, Pastor Quiboloy and former congressman Arnulf Teves, Jr. discussed in the first and second parts of this series form the backdrop for this third part. This concluding column examines…

Three cases — PH politics and jurisprudence

Saturday, 27 April 2024 03:29 Written by
Second of 3 partsLAST week's column cited three crimes involving powerful people: former president Rodrigo Duterte, former congressman and deputy speaker Arnulfo Teves Jr., and Pastor Apollo Quiboloy. These high-profile criminal cases have international implications, but they don't matter. Their…
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