LML Polettiques (84)

Terrorists among us

Thursday, 14 December 2017 07:54 Written by
PHILIPPINE independence was technically won by us after the second world war. This was meant to free the country from American tutelage. But after several decades of self-government, it became clear that having done away with our foreign colonizers, we…

Aftermath of Nov. 30 non-revgov

Thursday, 07 December 2017 09:44 Written by
“We need a radical change in government. We did not go into a revolutionary government. I don’t want it. Only when everything is turning upside down. Maybe. Hindi nakikinig ang mga gago eh! Bakit ako maghanap ng sakit ng ulo.”…

The final solution?

Thursday, 30 November 2017 08:14 Written by
THE title does not refer to the Jewish pogroms that started in the Middle Ages in Europe which culminated in the Nazi extermination policies that brought on the Holocaust. It refers to an attempt at a “final solution” to the…

Cha-cha is running out of time

Thursday, 23 November 2017 09:23 Written by
LOOKING back these past 16 months, the euphoria of the 16 million or so voters that catapulted DU30 to power shows some signs of fading. Those who are in social media will see the deepening divide between the exuberant “DDS…

IS in the Philippines

Thursday, 16 November 2017 07:09 Written by
Part 2 – Marawi aftermath THE Islamic extremist leaders in the battle of Marawi—Isnilon Hapilon of IS and the Maute brothers Omarkhayam Romato and Abdullah of Dawlah Islamiya—were sent posthaste by the police Special Forces to Jannah with its 72…

IS in the Philippines

Thursday, 09 November 2017 12:35 Written by
Part 1 – Genesis of ISIN the afternoon of May 23, 2017, a joint police and military operation was conducted to serve a warrant of arrest on the terrorist Isnilon Hapilon, leader of the dreaded Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), in…

To revgov or not to revgov

Thursday, 02 November 2017 08:44 Written by
I AM ambivalent and uncomfortable with this idea of revolutionary government (revgov), having lived through one earlier in my career as a political technocrat; and whose effects have resonated negatively on the body politic even to this day. I’m afraid…

Anatomy of a scam

Thursday, 26 October 2017 09:58 Written by
A YEAR has gone by since the famous DU30 profanity against Barack Obama and subsequent Philippine “pivot to China.” His declaration shocked the world, especially the US government, which was in the midst of a presidential campaign that also propelled…
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