LML Polettiques (76)

Deegong’s controversial alter egos

Friday, 13 October 2017 16:06 Written by
Part 3 Shaping culture CULTURE in the political management context, is the personality of the collective. The Deegong is very clear on this promise of “pagbabago,” or change. All incoming administrations have their slogans related to this much-prostituted word. But…

Deegong’s controversial alter egos: The talking heads

Friday, 13 October 2017 14:47 Written by
Part 2 PRESIDENT Deegong’s breakout from an image of a small-time but effective local city mayor to a national candidate of prominence and onto the presidency was single-handedly defined by the force of his personality. Looking back these past two…

Digong’s controversial alter egos

Friday, 13 October 2017 14:54 Written by
Part One IN the light of recent events in the country that have merited glaring headlines, this column, A View from the Center, will attempt at elucidation using as a backdrop the author’s paper on political management while working on…

One hell of a chief of staff

Thursday, 12 October 2017 09:53 Written by
Part 3 – The Gatekeepers   Ronald Reagan and James Baker 3rd   VIEWED as one of the great post-war American Presidents, Ronald Reagan realigned US policies toward conservatism. His presidency saw the decline of the Soviet Union and the…

A ruthless little bastard

Thursday, 05 October 2017 08:24 Written by
Part 2 – The Gatekeepers Gerald Ford and Donald Rumsfeld FORD came into the presidency at the nadir of American global prestige. The US was losing the Vietnam war and Nixon resigned rather than be impeached due to the “Watergate…

The President needs his own bastard

Thursday, 28 September 2017 09:35 Written by
Part 1 – The Gatekeepers WHILE browsing at Barnes & Noble along Union Square in New York last July, I came across several books that I brought home with me to fill my summer days. One was by Chris Whipple,…

Marcoses not thieves! They borrow to safekeep!

Thursday, 07 September 2017 20:23 Written by
THE Marcos regional political clout, buttressed by ill-gotten wealth, has been a specter hovering over every administration these past 30 years, threatening havoc on the electoral process, extracting political concessions from each major national candidate every sexennial on one hand,…

Kill! Kill! Kill!

Thursday, 24 August 2017 08:51 Written by
“New killing spree sparks outrage” –Philippine Daily Inquirer (August 19, 2017)   “Duterte: I personally killed drug suspects” –Philippine Daily Inquirer, (December 14, 2016)   ‘Duterte’s drug list bared, containing 1,000 names of judges, Mayors, etc.’ –CNN Philippines (August17, 2016)…
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