LML Polettiques (326)

Trump lost — but won!

Wednesday, 18 November 2020 09:46 Written by
Last of 4 parts US President-elect Biden is largely unknown. It’s different with Trump. The man is an open book from the time he dominated the GOP slate during the 2015-2016 primary debates and subsequent campaign sorties, where he bullied…

You’re fired! What now, America?

Wednesday, 11 November 2020 10:18 Written by
Third of 4 parts IT’s all over but for his whining! My last two columns on the US elections hewed close to the polls predicting Joe Biden’s win. They came out fairly accurately, negating wholesale fraud. Even if there was,…

America’s precarious fling with Trump

Wednesday, 04 November 2020 09:12 Written by
Second of 4 parts THIS article was submitted for publication four days before the US elections. Vote counting is ongoing, with partisans on both sides spinning whatever half-data is being captured by their respective media outlets: Fox News for Trump…

The end of Trump

Wednesday, 28 October 2020 09:27 Written by
NEXT week Joe Biden will be America’s president-elect. He is not the best choice but anyone from the Democrats’ stable of “presidentiables” would be better than Trump. All the polls reflect the dominance of Biden in the popular vote. But…

Ramifications of WPS and Sabah

Wednesday, 21 October 2020 10:01 Written by
Last of 2 parts IN my past two columns, we visited the only two issues of foreign policy significance impacting Philippine sovereignty. Both were concerns even before we were formally constituted a country. And both involved claims of territories; one…

We own Sabah, but…

Wednesday, 14 October 2020 09:57 Written by
THE West Philippines Sea (WPS) was dragged into center stage with the stunning speech of President Rodrigo Duterte before the United Nations General Assembly resurrecting the 2016 arbitral award that he unilaterally set aside while trying to extract from Chinese…

West Philippine Sea redux

Wednesday, 07 October 2020 09:43 Written by
THIS pandemic turned out to be a convenient alibi for critical concerns to be shunted to the back burner. Foremost of these are the political reforms and constitutional revisions central to restructuring the institutions and mechanisms to eliminate the systemic…

Taipans — bulwark of democracy or China’s fifth column?

Wednesday, 30 September 2020 08:43 Written by
Last of 3 parts SEN. Panfilo Lacson recently disclosed that close to 3,000 Chinese linked to the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) are now in the country for an “immersion mission.” They came in through the Philippine offshore gaming operators program.…
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