LML Polettiques (109)

Political chameleons

Thursday, 25 May 2017 09:50 Written by
IN May 2016, the Deegong ran with just a handful of PDP-Laban stalwarts; the current Senate President, the House Speaker and one or two nondescript candidates for Congress. But three weeks prior to the President-elect’s assumption to power, the LP…

I simply love Mocha!

Thursday, 18 May 2017 08:40 Written by
MY Mocha is just a little bit faultless; well, almost perfect. My wife Sylvia hates it when I show interest for Mocha. Last week, we celebrated our 44th wedding anniversary. On our way home from dinner, I had this urge…

My legitimate wife and girlfriends

Thursday, 06 April 2017 07:53 Written by
Part 1“Everyone does it, so what’s the problem?”Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Philippine Star, March 31, 2017I HAVE to come clean too. I am a married man and I have a girlfriend. In fact, I have two girlfriends. I can justify this…

The New York Times vs the Philippines

Thursday, 30 March 2017 09:21 Written by
“President Rodrigo Duterte… a defiant crusader, willing to encourage the slaughter of thousands in the name of saving his nation from the scourge of drugs.“New York Times, March 21, 2017THIS is how a New York Times feature story last March…

A grand game of chess

Thursday, 23 March 2017 10:10 Written by
CHESS is a mind game of strategy between protagonists that involves tactical moves and counter-moves. And the winner purportedly is the one who thinks ahead by several moves.The Duterte presidency has been involved in an exciting game of chess of…

I am EDSA, we are EDSA

Thursday, 02 March 2017 09:19 Written by
I WROTE last week in Part I of this series: “Today … 31 years after, I am again putting on paper my thoughts, a little bit more appreciative and perhaps a little bit more dispassionate about the events that transpired…

I remember

Thursday, 23 February 2017 10:32 Written by
Today, as the Duterte government has decided to “tone down” the celebration of what was once a glorious part of contemporary Philippine history, I am reprinting an essay which I wrote in 2009, 23 years after the events of February…
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