LML Polettiques (163)

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…

Name Recall and The Politics of Personality

Monday, 27 October 2014 12:10 Written by
NAME RECALL & THE POLITICS OF PERSONALITYIn the parlance of Philippine politics, a strong reputation is a pre-requisite in winning elections. With reputation comes power.Within the Philippine political culture, reputation is synonymous with “name recall”; no matter how that name…

Nightmares and The Walking Dead

Monday, 03 November 2014 11:10 Written by
We have just celebrated two of our most awaited holidays in the year: the All Saints Day and All Souls Day. Branded in the local language as “Undas”, this two-day event marks a Filipino custom celebrating the continuity of life…
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