LML Polettiques (124)

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…

A VIEW FROM THE CENTER: Introduction to Social Market Economy: Laissez faire and socialism, the antecedents (part 2)

Thursday, 03 November 2016 08:56 Written by
Last of two partsIn the capitalist system, where the practice of unimpeded free market is undisturbed by the state, the better capitalized actors will tend to dominate, distorting the market mechanisms. Cartels, oligopolies and monopolies arise and eventually exploit the…
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