LML Polettiques (158)

The dying throes of organized labor

Wednesday, 15 May 2019 11:18 Written by
IN my youth, circa the mid-1960s, while working with Raul Manglapus in the Christian Social Movement (CSM), the precursor of PDP Laban, CDP and the Centrist Movements, I had the privilege of meeting some of the prominent names of the…

One last look – before the 13th

Wednesday, 08 May 2019 12:03 Written by
THE Holy Week allowed people some time to reflect on coming events that will indelibly shape our country for the next several decades, the national midterm elections on May 13. For such serious contemplation, my spouse Sylvia and I decided…

On RevWar: Does DU30 have what it takes?

Wednesday, 01 May 2019 12:50 Written by
ONCE again, the Deegong has threatened a revolutionary government. This could be the latest harangue of an infuriated president. But this time, he didn’t mince words on using this power to get rid of his critics, whom he now calls…

HOLY WEEK REFLECTIONS. The alternative biography of the Christ (Part 2)

Wednesday, 24 April 2019 13:19 Written by
Last of 2 parts IN part one of this series, we examined the split and the eventual victory of St. Paul’s faction over that of the Jerusalem Church of Christ’s brother James, giving rise to the current Christian set of…

HOLY WEEK REFLECTIONS: The fight for the legacy of Jesus (Part 1)

Wednesday, 24 April 2019 13:15 Written by
First of 2 partsTHIS week, this column digresses from the usual menu of parsing behind the headlines, mining the same for their political content. Instead I will do some reflections myself during this Holy Week on the beliefs, traditions and…

Sharia law, LGBTQ and BARMM

Wednesday, 10 April 2019 11:53 Written by
I HAVE been under the impression that Brunei, ranked by Forbes as the fifth richest out of 182 countries in the world, would be one of those liberal and progressive developed Muslim countries practicing a benevolent and tolerant kind of…

A baccalaureate: Graduating class of 2019

Wednesday, 03 April 2019 12:18 Written by
IN the Philippines, March marks the end of the school year and the start of summer break. For the college graduates, this interim is the last fling before getting on with the serious business of landing a job. For some,…

Clash of civilizations (Part 2)

Wednesday, 27 March 2019 12:58 Written by
Islam, China and the PhilippinesPart 2 IN the book, Huntington began forming his hypothesis several decades back by exploring the archetypes of global politics in the post-Cold War period, in an attempt to predict the future world order. The dominant…
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