LML Polettiques (209)

Covid-19 conspiracy theories

Wednesday, 01 April 2020 08:04 Written by
The lockdown, enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) or similar appropriate euphemisms is a correct attempt to contain a deadly pandemic. Other countries are implementing this with varying degrees of success. My medium-sized family with three grandkids (aged 8, 6 and 4),…

Lockdown, religion, Quiboloy — con artist or God’s chosen

Wednesday, 25 March 2020 11:43 Written by
IN times of great peril, man turns to his deity or the unknown for his survival. This is how religion evolved over the millennia: The primordial longing to be extricated from whatever difficulties he is faced with. This is, perhaps,…

Duterte’s incapacities — what if?

Wednesday, 18 March 2020 12:16 Written by
REPORTS and rumors have been rife lately that President Rodrigo Duterte’s health is deteriorating fast. There is no official medical bulletin, except for interpretations of the curious gleaned from his TV appearances. But the trickles of kuro-kuro is pervasive —…

The US State Department — ugly Americans?

Wednesday, 11 March 2020 12:36 Written by
I HAD the privilege of an audience with the president-elect in Davao City for a courtesy call scheduled at 2:30 a.m. Yes indeed, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (PRRD) holds strange hours. I was accompanying a mutual friend, an American philanthropist…

The Donald and the Deegong — lame ducks?

Wednesday, 04 March 2020 08:01 Written by
PRESIDENTS Rodrigo “Deegong” Duterte and Donald Trump are a fascinating study in the arrogance of power, bordering on megalomania, not seen since the leaders of World War 2. Winston Churchill, Charles the Gaulle (Après moi, le déluge), Franklin D. Roosevelt…

The ‘Chinafication’ of the Philippines

Wednesday, 26 February 2020 15:00 Written by
THIS is not to disparage the Chinese. I have Chinese blood. Also, what attracted me to my girlfriend ages ago was her having kutis porselana, mala-Intsik (porcelain-like skin, just like the Chinese). And she had “Chinita eyes (Chinese-like eyes). And…

Scrapping VFA: Much ado about nothing

Thursday, 20 February 2020 10:16 Written by
THIS comedy by Shakespeare is very apt for what’s happening in the Philippines today. In this Shakespearean comedy, rumors, gossip, lying and speculations are the pervading themes that override reality. At the turn of the 15th century, real news traveled…

Scrapping VFA: Much ado about nothing

Thursday, 20 February 2020 11:16 Written by
THIS comedy by Shakespeare is very apt for what’s happening in the Philippines today. In this Shakespearean comedy, rumors, gossip, lying and speculations are the pervading themes that override reality. At the turn of the 15th century, real news traveled…
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