LML Polettiques (355)

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;…

The new PDP-Laban: A revival of sorts

Wednesday, 11 August 2021 11:27 Written by
Third of a series(Cont'd excerpts from A Fragmented Political Opposition):"IN the 1995 elections, PDP-Laban went into a coalition with President FVR's Lakas-NUCD, but Nene Pimentel lost in the infamous 'dagdag-bawas.'"Around this time, one of the few PDP Laban groups that…

Two wings of the PDP-Laban: 1992 presidential elections - lost opportunities

Wednesday, 04 August 2021 09:02 Written by
Second of a seriesTHE PDP-Laban was part of the Corazon "Cory" Aquino ruling coalition in 1986, but a small segment, principally coming from Davao, Bohol and some Muslim areas, was opposed to the 1987 Constitution. Our group wanted Cory to…

PDP-Laban 1982-2012

Wednesday, 28 July 2021 13:20 Written by
Partido ng Demokratikong Pilipino-Laban ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) marked its 30th anniversary with the launch of a coffee table book detailing the party’s history. Click the link below: https://heyzine.com/flip-book/55bf60cbec.html#page/1

A brief history of PDP-Laban: The early 1980s

Wednesday, 28 July 2021 08:58 Written by
First of a seriesEARLIER this month, we witnessed the fait accompli takeover of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), the party that catapulted Rodrigo "Deegong" Duterte to the presidency in 2016. To recall, it was the symbiosis between Deegong…

Political parties - what we need are real ones

Wednesday, 21 July 2021 11:21 Written by
Fourth of a seriesTHIS column could best be appreciated within the context of today's deadly internecine fight in the ruling party with an eye on the political upheaval five decades ago. I start from the Marcos dictatorship years, underscoring democracy's…

Political parties - what we have

Wednesday, 14 July 2021 10:04 Written by
Third of a seriesTHE Partido Federalista (Federal Party) was the first Philippine political party allowed by our colonials in the 1900, which pushed for our annexation as a US state. The Nacionalista Party was founded shortly after to advocate for…

Fixing a dysfunctional system

Wednesday, 07 July 2021 11:53 Written by
AS discussed in the first part of this series last week, political patronage is central to what ails our system of governance. Professor Jose "Pepe" Abueva, citing Gunnar Myrdal's book, Asian Drama, depicts the Philippines as a soft state and…
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