LML Polettiques (153)

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…

Clash of civilizations

Wednesday, 20 March 2019 11:20 Written by
The 8 civilizationsPart 1 THIS year marks the 30th year after the Berlin Wall came down. This was the beginning of the dying throes of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). In two years, in the autumn of 1991,…

Dynastic kleptocracy

Wednesday, 13 March 2019 12:29 Written by
MY previous column discussed a “negatives list” of candidates who “must not be elected” to a Senate seat in May 2019. I mentioned three who are making a mockery of what is left of our fragile democracy and of the…

Of colors and symbols of EDSA

Wednesday, 06 March 2019 12:53 Written by
FROM a historical perspective, a lapse of 33 years after an episode is still much of a current event stretched out over a contemporary period. It is a photograph of a moment still subject to alterations. Volumes have been written…

Scoundrels and the ‘negatives’ list

Wednesday, 27 February 2019 14:41 Written by
THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) has come out with the final list of those running for the Senate; 63 names are vying for 12 slots. Pundits predict only the first 20 names extracted from polling syndicates (SWS, Pulse Asia) will…

Malthus and the global peril

Wednesday, 20 February 2019 11:00 Written by
I DEPART from conspiracy theories and speculate on a phenomenon whose impact is now being felt worldwide. The world population currently stands at 7.683 billion (www.worldmeters.info/world-population). The disturbing statistic is that it took 200K years since the appearance of homo…
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