LML Polettiques (287)

The Chinese connection

Wednesday, 15 September 2021 09:20 Written by
THE blue ribbon did live up to its billing. Some of the notorious dramatis personae involved in the questionable personal protective equipment (PPE) procurement deal showed up via Zoom occasioned by threats of Senate contempt and arrests.Virtually present were the…

Corruption in the time of Covid

Wednesday, 08 September 2021 06:38 Written by
THIS is not a take from Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "El Amor en los Tiempos del Colera" (The Manila Times, Dec. 16, 2020). This is simply a paraphrase of the title of that excellent novel as a simile for the corruption…

A convoluted political conjuring and a grand moro-moro

Wednesday, 01 September 2021 06:23 Written by
MISDIRECTION is a magician's art, making the audience believe what it sees while the reality is something else. It is an elegant deception when the trick is executed to perfection. The magician refocuses the audience's attention to where he directs…

Will ideological political parties ever flourish?

Friday, 27 August 2021 09:56 Written by
IN the span of two weeks, two political icons passed away. Peter Koeppinger (August 5), the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) representative in the Philippines from 2009 to 2015; and Jose "Ka Pepe" Abueva (August 18). Ka Pepe was University of…

The birthing - an ideological political party

Wednesday, 18 August 2021 09:03 Written by
Fourth of a seriesTHE previous columns of this series were devoted to the ups and downs of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) from its traumatic birth during the dark days of martial law, midwifed by Aquilino "Nene" Pimentel;…

The new PDP-Laban: A revival of sorts

Wednesday, 11 August 2021 11:27 Written by
Third of a series(Cont'd excerpts from A Fragmented Political Opposition):"IN the 1995 elections, PDP-Laban went into a coalition with President FVR's Lakas-NUCD, but Nene Pimentel lost in the infamous 'dagdag-bawas.'"Around this time, one of the few PDP Laban groups that…

Two wings of the PDP-Laban: 1992 presidential elections - lost opportunities

Wednesday, 04 August 2021 09:02 Written by
Second of a seriesTHE PDP-Laban was part of the Corazon "Cory" Aquino ruling coalition in 1986, but a small segment, principally coming from Davao, Bohol and some Muslim areas, was opposed to the 1987 Constitution. Our group wanted Cory to…

PDP-Laban 1982-2012

Wednesday, 28 July 2021 13:20 Written by
Partido ng Demokratikong Pilipino-Laban ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) marked its 30th anniversary with the launch of a coffee table book detailing the party’s history. Click the link below: https://heyzine.com/flip-book/55bf60cbec.html#page/1
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