LML Polettiques (132)

Creeping militarization – better than RevGov

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 16:01 Written by
IN a statement that contradicted the newly appointed Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero, a former general, and the pronouncements of his talking head, Salvador Panelo, the President unequivocally declared: “I will not sit as President and let you render me…

It doesn’t compute

Wednesday, 07 November 2018 11:17 Written by
IN the wake of the shabu controversy at the Bureau of Customs (BoC) and the promotion of Commissioner Lapeña to cabinet rank and the military takeover of the BoC, I can’t help but do a cursory review of the Deegong’s…

The Senate PDAF scammers

Wednesday, 31 October 2018 12:54 Written by
IN the unfolding months of 2013, during PNoy’s watch, a scandal broke out on the misuse by members of both houses of Congress of their “pork barrel” funds. This was the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam. These are lump-sum…

Politics, religion and charlatans

Wednesday, 24 October 2018 13:30 Written by
THE days of DU30 cursing God, I think, are over. He has been chastised. But the aftershock of his barrage will impact this election cycle. The formidable Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has lingering memories of his blasphemy.…

The last reinvention of Gloria

Wednesday, 17 October 2018 13:58 Written by
IN recent years, never has there been a major traditional politician who reinvented herself quite so often as Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. A political survivor of the first caliber, “…she has sunk to the nadir of power but once enjoyed its…

Duterte is not a Marcos

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 12:33 Written by
MY readers at the Manila Times, especially those from the provinces, particularly Davao, have been egging me to write in support of a revolutionary government (RevGov). I did write a couple of items over several months, out of frustration at…

Political reforms, then federalism

Wednesday, 03 October 2018 13:45 Written by
THE Ateneo Policy Center under the tutelage of Dr. Ronald Mendoza sponsored a recent forum in Davao on federalism. Dr. Alex Brillantes and Prof. Gene Pilapil admirably enriched the discourse. I must however agree although reluctantly with Prof. Gene on…

The Constitution of the Federal Republic of the Philippines - The Centrist Proposal for the Revision of the 1987 Constitution

Monday, 01 October 2018 13:05 Written by
The Constitution of the Federal Republic of the Philippines The Centrist Proposal for the Revision of the 1987 Constitution   To read the full text please click the link below: https://en.calameo.com/read/00544428302022d0022c3?authid=CsQqVWnIuyB8
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