LML Polettiques (267)

The senator/personal assistant — an anomaly

Wednesday, 05 May 2021 10:55 Written by
PRESIDENTS are bestowed political powers by virtue of the legitimacy of their election. This makes President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (PRRD) the most powerful person in government. Those wrapped with the penumbra of power are suffused by it not so much…

The senator/personal assistant — an anomaly

Wednesday, 05 May 2021 10:55 Written by
PRESIDENTS are bestowed political powers by virtue of the legitimacy of their election. This makes President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (PRRD) the most powerful person in government. Those wrapped with the penumbra of power are suffused by it not so much…

President’s men revisited — health czar kuno!

Wednesday, 28 April 2021 07:48 Written by
LAST week marked the anniversary of the arrival of the yearlong contagion that has so far killed 16,000 and infected almost a million Filipinos. Government has relied on the Philippine Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases…

President’s men revisited — the spokesman

Wednesday, 21 April 2021 09:03 Written by
First of a seriesHE is back! Speculations were rife on Duterte’s whereabouts. Social media was bombarded with rumors of his flight to Singapore aboard the presidential G280 Gulfstream for an alleged minor surgical repair on his colostomy bag or for…

Continuation of a regime by other means

Wednesday, 14 April 2021 03:38 Written by
UNDER normal circumstances, election fever sets in around this time of the year as a prelude to the campaign circus coming to town. But these are extraordinary times. Covid-19 cases are surging, people are dying and the economy is collapsing.…

Covid-19 revisited — a year after

Wednesday, 07 April 2021 08:26 Written by
THE year 2020 could have been a year like any other. But it went fast and slowand slow: fleeting for the Covid-19 victims, especially for the families left behind; too fast for proper grieving; no closure; our departed’s presence lingering,…

Holy Week reflections: Jesus Christ, God-Sun

Wednesday, 31 March 2021 04:53 Written by
Last of 2 parts SINCE the dawn of time, one object that has dominated man is that orb in the sky. The sun’s movements were ever changing yet immutable — a conundrum that man learned to live with yet left…

Holy Week reflections: The greatest story ever told

Wednesday, 24 March 2021 12:14 Written by
IN the Christian tradition, commemorating the Passion of Jesus Christ from Palm Sunday to Black Saturday is the holiest week of the year. In between, Christ presided over The Last Supper with His 12 disciples, repairing to the Garden of…
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