LML Polettiques (114)

Game of thrones (Part 2)

Thursday, 22 March 2018 11:35 Written by
Gloria, in excelsisPart 2“And here awaits one astute politician who may have calculated these permutations and may now be positioned for any eventuality.” (“Game of thrones, Part 1, The Manila Times, March 15, 2018)AFTER Ferdinand Marcos, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA)…

Game of thrones

Thursday, 15 March 2018 11:49 Written by
THE HBO original series presented an interesting study of the political nature of our species, keeping the audience totally engrossed for the past seven seasons. Power, the use and misuse of power and even the non-use of power have been…

Can Con-com, Con-ass speak for us?

Thursday, 08 March 2018 11:33 Written by
THE executive order creating the 25-man Consultative Commission or Committee (Con-com) to advise President Duterte on the revisions of the 1987 Constitution has been inordinately delayed. Signed on December 7, 2016, it took the President 14 months to constitute its…

EDSA, Nene, the Deegong, Concom, atbp.

Friday, 02 March 2018 10:29 Written by
NOW that the 25-man Consultative Commission (Concom) is constituted, the serious task of crafting the federal constitution is off to an auspicious start. Although the body is still six commissioners short, I hear from the grapevine that the Deegong may…

EDSA people power – then and now

Thursday, 22 February 2018 14:38 Written by
TODAY is the start of the four-day commemoration of the EDSA People Power Revolution of 1986. After 32 years, the euphoria of those days has subsided; the memory of people dancing in the streets upon the news of a dictator…

Economic underpinnings of the Centrist proposals

Thursday, 15 February 2018 11:11 Written by
CANDIDATE DU30’s federalism refrain wedded to his crude and brutal street lingo and earthy demeanor resonated among the voters tired of the “same old, same old.” Except for the imprecise but romantic idea of “freeing the periphery from imperial Manila,”…

Valentine vignettes

Thursday, 08 February 2018 10:32 Written by
IN six days, we celebrate a special holiday for millions of couples all over the world. Most are described as young lovers, or lovers, young once. My peers fall under the second category although quite a few are widowers. Kemps,…

The 25-man consultative committee and the Centrist position

Thursday, 01 February 2018 11:01 Written by
THE Deegong this week released 19 names of the 25-man consultative committee headed by former Chief Justice Puno, a perfect choice. This group will now meet to review the 1987 Constitution and within six months, submit to the President its…
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