LML Polettiques (132)

Federalism overtaken by events

Wednesday, 29 August 2018 11:54 Written by
IF we go by the headlines, federalism could be dead, or put in the back burner until some future date, perhaps in the next generations to come—a sad prospect. The election circus fever has caught up with us and the…

For heaven’s sake, ConCom’s work is just a draft!

Wednesday, 22 August 2018 13:06 Written by
LATELY, an ugly public clash among some cabinet members and the DDS/fist pumpers erupted, poisoning further an already polluted discourse on federalism. And true to form, the Yellow army with their Senate allies took advantage of the breach threatening to…

The federalization process: The framework/roadmap

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 15:02 Written by
Part 4 of a seriesTHE following is lifted almost verbatim from an earlier column that I wrote, “How do we change from unitary to federal” (The Manila Times, August 25, 2017). This was also presented to the Malacañang press corps…

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…
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