LML Polettiques (263)

Continuation of a regime by other means

Wednesday, 14 April 2021 03:38 Written by
UNDER normal circumstances, election fever sets in around this time of the year as a prelude to the campaign circus coming to town. But these are extraordinary times. Covid-19 cases are surging, people are dying and the economy is collapsing.…

Covid-19 revisited — a year after

Wednesday, 07 April 2021 08:26 Written by
THE year 2020 could have been a year like any other. But it went fast and slowand slow: fleeting for the Covid-19 victims, especially for the families left behind; too fast for proper grieving; no closure; our departed’s presence lingering,…

Holy Week reflections: Jesus Christ, God-Sun

Wednesday, 31 March 2021 04:53 Written by
Last of 2 parts SINCE the dawn of time, one object that has dominated man is that orb in the sky. The sun’s movements were ever changing yet immutable — a conundrum that man learned to live with yet left…

Holy Week reflections: The greatest story ever told

Wednesday, 24 March 2021 12:14 Written by
IN the Christian tradition, commemorating the Passion of Jesus Christ from Palm Sunday to Black Saturday is the holiest week of the year. In between, Christ presided over The Last Supper with His 12 disciples, repairing to the Garden of…

Where EDSA goes from here? Bury, cremate or resurrect?

Wednesday, 17 March 2021 06:38 Written by
Last of 3 parts THIS is the last of a trilogy on EDSA 1986. Looking back, people on both sides of EDSA have interpreted its meaning over the years through the prism of their own deep-seated beliefs, values and biases.…

EDSA then and now: Slow killing of expectations

Wednesday, 10 March 2021 09:35 Written by
THE second part of this series on the EDSA People Power Revolution discusses the expectations of the dramatis personae in 1986 in contrast with the current years 2017 to 2021. Excerpts from my The Manila Times column of March 9,…

Who killed EDSA?

Wednesday, 03 March 2021 09:16 Written by
LAST week, the EDSA People Power Revolution was commemorated. Strictly not a “revolution,” having caused no systemic political structural changes, but in essence, it refers to the ardor of those four heady days in 1986 that fueled remembrances, holding the…

Anatomy of two impeachments — nuances and repercussions

Wednesday, 24 February 2021 09:14 Written by
THE acquittal of former president Donald Trump by the US Senate is now part of its Congressional Records, an indelible historical blight that will haunt America for generations. That this trial doesn’t follow the conventional “trial by jury” enshrined in…
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