LML Polettiques (326)

Revisiting old forces — before the deluge

Wednesday, 06 October 2021 07:11 Written by
THIS 2021 to 2022 election season is no different from past Philippine elections except in the degree of insanity where vicious mudslinging and engaging in dirty practices are par for the course. Framed by a circus-like atmosphere toxic to the…

A curious case of Republicans dying of Covid

Wednesday, 29 September 2021 08:56 Written by
AMERICA holds the world's worst record on Covid-19. To date, 706,000 Americans are dead, 14.8 percent of 4.75 million deaths worldwide, while 333 million Americans comprise only 4.3 percent of the world's 7.8 billion population. Go figure!Donald Trump is no…

Whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad

Wednesday, 22 September 2021 11:46 Written by
THIS classic phrase illustrates what is happening in the highest institutions of our country today, the legislative and the executive. These two democratic institutions - in theory co-equal and durable (including the judiciary) - are meant to be interdependent branches…

The Chinese connection

Wednesday, 15 September 2021 08:20 Written by
THE blue ribbon did live up to its billing. Some of the notorious dramatis personae involved in the questionable personal protective equipment (PPE) procurement deal showed up via Zoom occasioned by threats of Senate contempt and arrests.Virtually present were the…

Corruption in the time of Covid

Wednesday, 08 September 2021 05:38 Written by
THIS is not a take from Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "El Amor en los Tiempos del Colera" (The Manila Times, Dec. 16, 2020). This is simply a paraphrase of the title of that excellent novel as a simile for the corruption…

A convoluted political conjuring and a grand moro-moro

Wednesday, 01 September 2021 06:23 Written by
MISDIRECTION is a magician's art, making the audience believe what it sees while the reality is something else. It is an elegant deception when the trick is executed to perfection. The magician refocuses the audience's attention to where he directs…

Will ideological political parties ever flourish?

Friday, 27 August 2021 09:56 Written by
IN the span of two weeks, two political icons passed away. Peter Koeppinger (August 5), the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) representative in the Philippines from 2009 to 2015; and Jose "Ka Pepe" Abueva (August 18). Ka Pepe was University of…

The birthing - an ideological political party

Wednesday, 18 August 2021 09:03 Written by
Fourth of a seriesTHE previous columns of this series were devoted to the ups and downs of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) from its traumatic birth during the dark days of martial law, midwifed by Aquilino "Nene" Pimentel;…
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