LML Polettiques (338)

'Mindanao's revenge against imperial Manila is for BARMM to succeed'

Wednesday, 23 November 2022 07:25 Written by
This feature article by the editor in chief of MindaNews, Carol O. Arguillas, published Nov. 13, 2022, is reprinted here with the permission of the author.DAVAO CITY: The president of the Centrist Democracy Political Institute (CDPI) lamented the death of…

Kusog Mindanaw, bloody wars and BARMM

Wednesday, 16 November 2022 06:18 Written by
First of 2 partsLAST November 11, Vice President Sara Duterte keynoted the Kusog Mindanaw Conference in Davao City. For the past 28 years, most conferences have been conducted in Davao, being the most convenient venue for participants coming from all…

The politics of Senate hearings

Wednesday, 09 November 2022 07:15 Written by
THE Senate committee on accountability of public officers, or the blue ribbon committee (BRC), has been the bane of scoundrels and corrupt officials in government. Touted as the most powerful congressional committee, the BRC was created to investigate irregularities in…

The gatekeepers, Philippine version

Wednesday, 02 November 2022 08:46 Written by
Last of 2 partsAMERICAN presidential politics are where we patterned our own, except that in most cases, the Filipino penchant for adopting form rather than substance was the overarching consideration. Thus, when our American colonials imposed on us the presidential-unitary…

The gatekeeper and the talking head

Wednesday, 26 October 2022 07:22 Written by
First of 2 partsIN light of the sacking of Executive Secretary Victor Rodriguez and Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles, a portent in presidential politics reared its ugly head marring the newly elected president's smooth accession to power. This peculiar frame of…

A shady legacy: POGO

Wednesday, 19 October 2022 09:59 Written by
Last of 2 partsQUITE recently, President BBM was mulling over the possibility of declaring POGO illegal. Although quite tentative, it's an observation of alarming developments in the country.To refresh our memory, POGO (Philippine offshore gaming operations) was an offshoot of…

A shady legacy: Pharmally

Wednesday, 12 October 2022 17:27 Written by
First of 2 partsFORMER president Duterte left office with accomplishments his constituency can be proud of. The much-touted Build, Build, Build (Triple Build!) program was one of those successes that ushered in his "Golden Age of Infrastructure" — an unprecedented…

Ukraine war redux

Thursday, 06 October 2022 19:21 Written by
SIX months ago, I wrote a piece on Ukraine predicting a quick defeat, after Russia launched its attack on February 24: "In the coming days Putin will unveil his endgame. Thousands will be dead and those that fled the cities…
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