LML Polettiques (141)

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…

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…
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