LML Polettiques (141)

Politics, religion and charlatans

Wednesday, 24 October 2018 13:30 Written by
THE days of DU30 cursing God, I think, are over. He has been chastised. But the aftershock of his barrage will impact this election cycle. The formidable Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has lingering memories of his blasphemy.…

The last reinvention of Gloria

Wednesday, 17 October 2018 13:58 Written by
IN recent years, never has there been a major traditional politician who reinvented herself quite so often as Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. A political survivor of the first caliber, “…she has sunk to the nadir of power but once enjoyed its…

Duterte is not a Marcos

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 12:33 Written by
MY readers at the Manila Times, especially those from the provinces, particularly Davao, have been egging me to write in support of a revolutionary government (RevGov). I did write a couple of items over several months, out of frustration at…

Political reforms, then federalism

Wednesday, 03 October 2018 13:45 Written by
THE Ateneo Policy Center under the tutelage of Dr. Ronald Mendoza sponsored a recent forum in Davao on federalism. Dr. Alex Brillantes and Prof. Gene Pilapil admirably enriched the discourse. I must however agree although reluctantly with Prof. Gene on…

The Constitution of the Federal Republic of the Philippines - The Centrist Proposal for the Revision of the 1987 Constitution

Monday, 01 October 2018 13:05 Written by
The Constitution of the Federal Republic of the Philippines The Centrist Proposal for the Revision of the 1987 Constitution   To read the full text please click the link below: https://en.calameo.com/read/00544428302022d0022c3?authid=CsQqVWnIuyB8

RevGov – the end game

Wednesday, 26 September 2018 12:34 Written by
LAST week, a letter addressed to the President purportedly signed by the AFP Chief of Staff and the major service commanders edited by an eminent newspaper columnist, Carmen (Chit) Pedrosa, was circulated in social media. I must presume by now,…

The Donald, the Deegong and their diversions

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 10:43 Written by
ONE can’t help comparing lately the performance of Presidents Trump and Duterte. The US economy in the second quarter is doing great with its 4.1 percent growth and 3.9 percent employment rate. And some manufacturing jobs benefiting Trump’s political base…

The Deegong’s health: Its implications

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 11:07 Written by
LATELY speculations have been rife as to the health of DU30. Social media has been inundated by rumors on the purpose of his recent trip: “Why is Duterte in Israel? Why is his schedule full of big holes? Is he…
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