LML Polettiques (158)

A VIEW FROM THE CENTER: Conversation with the Dee-gong (Part 2)

Thursday, 22 December 2016 07:36 Written by
  Part 1 Part 2THAT evening of December 5 when I had this conversation with the PRRD, he looked haggard and exhausted. He explained that he had to leave the Cabinet meeting twice that day, first to light up the…

A VIEW FROM THE CENTER: Conversation with the Dee-gong (Part 1)

Thursday, 15 December 2016 10:52 Written by
  LAST Monday December 5, I had the privilege of meeting with President Duterte in Malacañang at 10 p.m., a “not so ungodly hour” considering that the last time I had this privilege was at 2:30a.m. in Davao’s Malacañang of…


Tuesday, 29 November 2016 17:00 Written by
I want to extend a very warm welcome to all of you here who have joined the 7th National Congress. I am very pleased to be surrounded by our newly elected officers, our members and fellows and our guests.


Thursday, 24 November 2016 11:12 Written by
  THIS is a sequel to last Thursday’s article on Trump winning. But instead of exploring the implications of what happened to Hillary and its consequences on Philippine politics (Nothing! Nada!), I will proceed to assess the US elections–from a…

A VIEW FROM THE CENTER: OMG! Trump won! How will this affect Digong?

Thursday, 17 November 2016 10:46 Written by
  MY close friends tell me that at my age, I am proverbially in the “pre-departure area,” as many of them–postwar babies–have actually departed, some surreptitiously in the night, the others with fanfare. My children think differently. They believe, I…

A VIEW FROM THE CENTER: Introduction to Social Market Economy: Laissez faire and socialism, the antecedents (part 2)

Thursday, 03 November 2016 08:56 Written by
Last of two partsIn the capitalist system, where the practice of unimpeded free market is undisturbed by the state, the better capitalized actors will tend to dominate, distorting the market mechanisms. Cartels, oligopolies and monopolies arise and eventually exploit the…

MILLENNIALS ON THE MOVE: We are a drugged nation.

Thursday, 27 October 2016 20:28 Written by
We have been in an imperial hangover for a long time, that only an F bomb stint from that big guy at the helm can jolt us out of this long overdue somberness.

A VIEW FROM THE CENTER: Introduction to social market economy: Laissez faire and socialism, the antecedents

Thursday, 27 October 2016 11:11 Written by
  First of two partsPresident Rodrigo Duterte’s recent visit and diplomatic detente to China and his proclamation of a military and economic “separation” from the United States was like a nuclear bomb detonated on a peaceful Friday afternoon.
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