LML Polettiques (117)

Presidential to parliamentary – the preconditions

Wednesday, 08 August 2018 16:14 Written by
Part 3 of a seriesMY earlier columns presented a rationale for dismantling the century’s old dysfunctional American democratic political structures imposed on us by our colonizers. (Manila Times, August 1, 2018 “Parliamentary system and the reign of Gloria”; August 11,18…

Parliamentary system and the reign of Gloria

Wednesday, 01 August 2018 13:40 Written by
Part 2 on constitutional revisionsLAST week, President Duterte’s SONA, as in the past, would have been the centerpiece of the opening of Congress and his chance to claim bragging rights on the current state of the nation’s health. No details…

Federalism Cha-cha going nowhere?

Wednesday, 25 July 2018 11:47 Written by
“MORE Pinoys oppose Cha-cha, Pulse Asia” went PDI’s screaming headline. “Senators on Monday warned the administration against forcing the amendment of the Constitution and federalism on the nation after the latest Pulse Asia poll showed that 67 percent of Filipinos…

Your mandate: Revise the Constitution, then leave!

Wednesday, 18 July 2018 11:41 Written by
ON Tuesday, July 10, 2018, Philstar.com came up with a news item: “SWS: Duterte’s satisfaction rating plunges across all areas”Wednesday, July 11, The Manila Times bannered on its front page, “SWS poll: Duterte’s rating suffers 11-point drop in Q2”Friday, July…

Nazi pogrom – Trump’s version

Wednesday, 27 June 2018 14:38 Written by
LAST week, my two grandchildren visited us in Davao for a few days at the start of their school summer break. Sylvie just turned 4 and Oliver is 21 months. I think of them in light of what’s happening in…

Lips to lips

Wednesday, 13 June 2018 12:17 Written by
I SPENT some of my best years growing up in a place called Calinan. It was not exactly a barrio but a city district of Davao. Before the Davao-Bukidnon road was constructed in the 1970s, opening up Northern Mindanao, Calinan…

Resistance Coalition vs Calida

Wednesday, 06 June 2018 11:55 Written by
LAST week, I wrote about the emerging Resistance Coalition, a reinvention of the Yellow Army, led by their generals in Congress, Senators Pangilinan and Hontiveros and several talking heads at the House of Representatives. Apparently, they see Solicitor General Jose…

The birth of the resistance

Wednesday, 06 June 2018 11:46 Written by
IN a real war, organized resistance after a defeat takes a little while. During World War 2, when Hitler overrun Poland, France and the low countries in Europe, only Britain was left standing. The British isles, protected by the English…
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