LML Polettiques (150)

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…

Convoluted political parties

Wednesday, 05 September 2018 11:23 Written by
IN the coming days, midterm election matters will dominate center stage and out goes federalism from the airwaves, the mass and social media. This election will be a referendum on President Duterte. Corruption, human rights violations, drug killings, the incompetence…

Federalism overtaken by events

Wednesday, 29 August 2018 11:54 Written by
IF we go by the headlines, federalism could be dead, or put in the back burner until some future date, perhaps in the next generations to come—a sad prospect. The election circus fever has caught up with us and the…

For heaven’s sake, ConCom’s work is just a draft!

Wednesday, 22 August 2018 13:06 Written by
LATELY, an ugly public clash among some cabinet members and the DDS/fist pumpers erupted, poisoning further an already polluted discourse on federalism. And true to form, the Yellow army with their Senate allies took advantage of the breach threatening to…
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