LML Polettiques (234)

Covid conceals DU30’s failings

Wednesday, 01 July 2020 05:59 Written by
THE reason why the Centrist Democrats (CDP) gravitated toward the candidate Rodrigo Duterte in 2016 was that our tenets and programs of government coincided with those of his political party, the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan. To the uninitiated, a…

What does the data really say on Covid-19 and ‘Black Lives Matter’?

Wednesday, 24 June 2020 08:21 Written by
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte last week extended the general community quarantine (GCQ) by another two weeks, our fourth extension in 100 days. A spike in coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections in Metro Manila, Cebu and other cities prompted this decision.We are…

The graduating from quarantine Covid Class of 1960

Wednesday, 17 June 2020 13:10 Written by
THIS column departs from the usual op ed dissecting realities behind the headlines. This time, it is an intimate recounting of how high school 1960 classmates from the Ateneo de Davao (AdeD) survived the four months of quarantine. Firstly, we…

‘I CAN’T BREATHE!’ - America fraying at the seams

Wednesday, 10 June 2020 10:32 Written by
WITH the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) ravaging the earth, the latest turmoil in America today is barely on the global radar. The United States is now fighting on two fronts — the pandemic and the violent protests. The American president’s…

Our world after Covid

Wednesday, 03 June 2020 10:00 Written by
When elephants dance, the ants…A MOST interesting development partly as a result of this pandemic is the rise of China and the decline of America in the world stage (The Manila Times or TMT, April 15, 2020). Each country took…

Can the Deegong hack it?

Wednesday, 27 May 2020 08:47 Written by
Economic collapse and death of thousandsFIVE months into the pandemic and six to eight weeks of quarantine and lockdowns, several countries intent on mitigating the contagion and reopening their economies came out with varying strategies and results. Some opened their…

‘Balik Probinsya’: A distraction or palliative to Covid?

Wednesday, 20 May 2020 04:42 Written by
A GRUESOME silver lining to the coronavirus pandemic is probably resuscitating a program that past administrations decades back only paid lip service to and never had the gumption nor the political will to implement: “Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa” (BP2)! If…

A tale of 2 Covids

Wednesday, 13 May 2020 03:29 Written by
IN times of great peril, nations collectively behave in many ways, principally influenced by the resilience of their people, the strength of their institutions, the efficiency of their systems of governance and, above all, the demeanor of their leadership. This…
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