LML Polettiques (150)

Comparing US and Philippine presidents

Wednesday, 19 December 2018 11:25 Written by
NOV. 30, 2018 saw the passing of George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States. The last of the US presidents to see combat in World War 2, Bush was a navy pilot who was shot down in…

Draft charter for whom?

Tuesday, 18 December 2018 11:09 Written by
In a move that rivaled the stealth with which the remains of the dictator Ferdinand Marcos were buried in the heroes’ cemetery, the House of Representatives swiftly passed last week the Resolution of Both Houses (RBH) of Congress No. 15,…

DELICADEZA (Dureza's Bold Act)

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 11:39 Written by
IN our culture, one feature that puts citizens on equal footing whether they are of the upper class or part of the “mayukmok” is an appreciation of “pagmumukha”or ‘face.’ There is no exact English translation but roughly, this is mostly…

Baby boomers – the pre-departure area

Wednesday, 05 December 2018 11:47 Written by
I WILL depart temporarily from my regular fare of politics and analysis of issues behind the headlines. Today’s item touches on a topic concerned with the demographic subset to which I belong, the “baby boomers.” We came right after the…

Militarization-broken system-Imelda

Wednesday, 28 November 2018 12:30 Written by
MY Wednesday column last week on “Creeping militarization” (The Manila Times, Nov. 14, 2018), elicited diverse responses from readers proffering interesting viewpoints. These reflect the deep-rooted concerns on what the country has undergone after two years of DU30’s watch and…

Convoluted midterm politics in microcosm

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 13:49 Written by
IT takes a political dynasty to vanquish another political dynasty. This certainly is true in Davao City in the case of the families of President Duterte and former House Speaker Prospero “Boy” Nograles. At the start of the DU30 regime,…

Creeping militarization – better than RevGov

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 16:01 Written by
IN a statement that contradicted the newly appointed Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero, a former general, and the pronouncements of his talking head, Salvador Panelo, the President unequivocally declared: “I will not sit as President and let you render me…

It doesn’t compute

Wednesday, 07 November 2018 11:17 Written by
IN the wake of the shabu controversy at the Bureau of Customs (BoC) and the promotion of Commissioner Lapeña to cabinet rank and the military takeover of the BoC, I can’t help but do a cursory review of the Deegong’s…
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