LML Polettiques (59)

Thursday, 06 April 2017 07:53

My legitimate wife and girlfriends

Written by
Part 1“Everyone does it, so what’s the problem?”Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Philippine Star, March 31, 2017I HAVE to come clean too. I am a married man and I have a girlfriend. In fact, I have two girlfriends. I can justify this…
Thursday, 30 March 2017 09:21

The New York Times vs the Philippines

Written by
“President Rodrigo Duterte… a defiant crusader, willing to encourage the slaughter of thousands in the name of saving his nation from the scourge of drugs.“New York Times, March 21, 2017THIS is how a New York Times feature story last March…
Thursday, 23 March 2017 10:10

A grand game of chess

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…
Thursday, 02 March 2017 09:19

I am EDSA, we are EDSA

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…
Thursday, 23 February 2017 10:32

I remember

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…
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…
Thursday, 26 January 2017 09:40

Digong’s controversial alter egos

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…
Page 1 of 5