LML Polettiques (326)

Senate elections and systemic political reforms

Thursday, 24 March 2022 09:07 Written by
LESS than 50 days from now, the PRRD regime will have come to pass. I have been critical of many of the President's policies and acts of commission and omission. For one, he should have taken proactive steps to resolve…

Closing act to Putin's war

Wednesday, 16 March 2022 08:13 Written by
TODAY marks the 20th day of the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. In the coming days Putin will unveil his endgame. Thousands will be dead and those that fled the cities are the lucky ones. Kyiv, Kharkiv, Lviv and Odessa…

Ukraine: Putin's war — a briefer

Wednesday, 09 March 2022 09:36 Written by
SINCE December when Russian troops were massing at Ukraine's borders, social media was inundated by requests for prayers anointing Zelenskyy as the good guy and Putin, the devil incarnate. These supplications accelerated as Russian troops crossed over.In the Philippines, half…

EDSA People Power 1986 redux

Wednesday, 02 March 2022 09:29 Written by
TODAY, while Covid-19 may no longer be as lethal compared to the past 25 months or so when the Grim Reaper stalked the land harvesting 6 million souls worldwide, our fear of death has subsided, leaving us simply to mourn…

Coming home, travel advisory, presidential debates, atbp.

Wednesday, 23 February 2022 09:20 Written by
IT is axiomatic that the best part of going away on vacation and leaving home is coming home! In my case, the anticipation and excitement of traveling to America and back to Manila to be with the two halves of…

The unraveling of the Duterte legacy — political miscalculations

Wednesday, 16 February 2022 09:45 Written by
Last of 2 partsFOR lack of a much gentler phrase, I substitute "political miscalculations" for blunder, debacle or catastrophe, contributory to the eventual demise of the President's legacy. My column last week detailed how the 18 hearings of the Sen.…

The unraveling of the Duterte legacy — corruption

Wednesday, 09 February 2022 08:59 Written by
LOOKING back at the early years of the Deegong's rise, from the time he burst into the national consciousness as a maverick, straight-talking, dirty-mouth iconoclast, the promdi has always dominated center stage. He conducted a presidential campaign never before seen…

Who's afraid of Omicron, and what's happening with the world?!

Wednesday, 02 February 2022 10:33 Written by
I CAN almost hear my long-departed friend Rey Teves proclaim from the great beyond in his original Bislish: "I don't afraid!" Translated into the much more colorful Bisayȃ — our common tongue — as "wȃ gyud ko mahadlok!"Indeed, many global…
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