LML Polettiques (123)

Resistance Coalition vs Calida

Wednesday, 06 June 2018 11:55 Written by
LAST week, I wrote about the emerging Resistance Coalition, a reinvention of the Yellow Army, led by their generals in Congress, Senators Pangilinan and Hontiveros and several talking heads at the House of Representatives. Apparently, they see Solicitor General Jose…

The birth of the resistance

Wednesday, 06 June 2018 11:46 Written by
IN a real war, organized resistance after a defeat takes a little while. During World War 2, when Hitler overrun Poland, France and the low countries in Europe, only Britain was left standing. The British isles, protected by the English…

West Philippine Sea

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 11:38 Written by
Part 1 – A discordant foreign policy“IF rape is inevitable, you might as well enjoy it.” This just about sums up our foreign policy with regard to the West Philippine Sea (WPS). But the inevitable has happened. We are already…

Duterte Doctrine revisited

Wednesday, 09 May 2018 14:52 Written by
LAST year, I wrote an article about the President’s firing of the perceived corrupt and incompetent members of his official family. The manner of these high-profile dismissals, I declared then, could be the core hypothesis of DU30’s emerging “whiff of…

Millennials take on DU30 and EDCA

Wednesday, 02 May 2018 15:27 Written by
THE Centrist Democracy Political Institute (CDPI) has been accepting third-year college students as OJT interns (on the job training) for the past decade. We have been fortunate in having young people (aged 18 to 22 years), coming from different schools…

The imperial presidency redux

Wednesday, 25 April 2018 16:04 Written by
LAST week’s column, “SC co-equal branch?” (TMT, April 18) discussed the “independence” of the judiciary visualized from the angle of the Sereno quo warranto petition, and the President’s purported non-involvement in this affair. Today’s column will touch on the role…

The Supreme Court a co-equal branch?

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 14:57 Written by
IN the Philippines, scandals, tsismis and fake news (STF for short) are part of the daily news diet. I have no idea how many of our citizens care to read the papers or how many are active in social media.…

How we spent our Holy Week

Wednesday, 11 April 2018 12:05 Written by
Semana Santa and the Jewish tradition WHEN I was in grade school, we were asked to write about how we spent our summer vacation or Christmas holidays and read them out in front of the class. But I couldn’t remember…
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