LML Polettiques (141)


Monday, 01 September 2014 12:09 Written by
Two of recent news headlines crossed paths. First, the remarkable“6.4 per cent growth of the Philippine economy”during the second quarter boasting that the country is the second fastest growing economy in the Asian region after China; and second,Forbes Magazine’s annual…

Ice Bucket Challenge - Filipino Version

Monday, 08 September 2014 11:59 Written by
So many things have been happening lately. Social Media has contributed largely in spreading awareness and information to promote all sorts of causes in almost all parts of the world.

Dodgeball Politics

Monday, 15 September 2014 15:02 Written by
We Filipinos love spectator sports. We love watching games, competitions and all sorts of diversion especially with a little blood mixed in them - just a little, not much. That’s why everything stops when our “pambansang kama-o” is on the…

Integrity in Political Reforms

Monday, 22 September 2014 13:45 Written by
The following is an excerpt on a talk to be delivered by the author to a group of “Integrity Facilitators” under The Integrity for Jobs (I4J) Project. This project focuses on the pilot development of integrity mechanisms and models of…

Burning The Flags

Monday, 29 September 2014 13:39 Written by
In a report recent from Rappler, the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) for the first time in 45 years burned Philippine flags. Our flag is a symbol of the country. The colors and images of the stars and the…

A Century of Manipulation: How Political Patronage Weakened Philippine Democracy.

Monday, 06 October 2014 13:25 Written by
Dualism or the state of having a dual nature pervades cultural practices and beliefs in the Philippines. In our dominant religion, Roman Catholicism, we mix our deep faith in a supreme being with reverence for nature and animistic religious practices…

The Wrong Way Forward: Political Parties as Moral Impediment to Progress and Social Transformation

Monday, 13 October 2014 13:08 Written by
In this country, election season rivals Christmas in heightened awareness, not necessarily in the creation of goodwill and joy of festivities. The 2016 election season started early with the emergence of moribund and dormant political parties, the demise of one…

Is the Filipino Apathetic?

Monday, 20 October 2014 12:52 Written by
I was asking our young staff and some Fellows of the political institute about how the young among them absorbs, understands and values the current issues they face; especially those that touch the body politic and how they impact on…
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