LML Polettiques (101)

Deegong’s controversial alter egos: The talking heads

Thursday, 02 February 2017 09:10 Written by
Part 2PRESIDENT Deegong’s breakout from an image of a small-time but effective local city mayor to a national candidate of prominence and onto the presidency was single-handedly defined by the force of his personality. Looking back these past two years…

Digong’s controversial alter egos

Thursday, 26 January 2017 09:40 Written by
Part OneIN the light of recent events in the country that have merited glaring headlines, this column, A View from the Center, will attempt at elucidation using as a backdrop the author’s paper on political management while working on a…

A VIEW FROM THE CENTER: Conversation with the Dee-gong (Part 3)

Thursday, 29 December 2016 10:15 Written by
PART 1 PART 2 THIS recent audience with the President is discussed in a three-part series in this column that started on December 15 and continuing on for the two succeeding Thursdays. This last encounter, the evening of December 5,…

A VIEW FROM THE CENTER: Conversation with the Dee-gong (Part 2)

Thursday, 22 December 2016 07:36 Written by
  Part 1 Part 2THAT evening of December 5 when I had this conversation with the PRRD, he looked haggard and exhausted. He explained that he had to leave the Cabinet meeting twice that day, first to light up the…

A VIEW FROM THE CENTER: Conversation with the Dee-gong (Part 1)

Thursday, 15 December 2016 10:52 Written by
  LAST Monday December 5, I had the privilege of meeting with President Duterte in Malacañang at 10 p.m., a “not so ungodly hour” considering that the last time I had this privilege was at 2:30a.m. in Davao’s Malacañang of…


Tuesday, 29 November 2016 17:00 Written by
I want to extend a very warm welcome to all of you here who have joined the 7th National Congress. I am very pleased to be surrounded by our newly elected officers, our members and fellows and our guests.


Thursday, 24 November 2016 11:12 Written by
  THIS is a sequel to last Thursday’s article on Trump winning. But instead of exploring the implications of what happened to Hillary and its consequences on Philippine politics (Nothing! Nada!), I will proceed to assess the US elections–from a…

A VIEW FROM THE CENTER: OMG! Trump won! How will this affect Digong?

Thursday, 17 November 2016 10:46 Written by
  MY close friends tell me that at my age, I am proverbially in the “pre-departure area,” as many of them–postwar babies–have actually departed, some surreptitiously in the night, the others with fanfare. My children think differently. They believe, I…
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