LML Polettiques (80)

IS in the Philippines

Thursday, 16 November 2017 07:09 Written by
Part 2 – Marawi aftermath THE Islamic extremist leaders in the battle of Marawi—Isnilon Hapilon of IS and the Maute brothers Omarkhayam Romato and Abdullah of Dawlah Islamiya—were sent posthaste by the police Special Forces to Jannah with its 72…

IS in the Philippines

Thursday, 09 November 2017 12:35 Written by
Part 1 – Genesis of ISIN the afternoon of May 23, 2017, a joint police and military operation was conducted to serve a warrant of arrest on the terrorist Isnilon Hapilon, leader of the dreaded Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), in…

To revgov or not to revgov

Thursday, 02 November 2017 08:44 Written by
I AM ambivalent and uncomfortable with this idea of revolutionary government (revgov), having lived through one earlier in my career as a political technocrat; and whose effects have resonated negatively on the body politic even to this day. I’m afraid…

Anatomy of a scam

Thursday, 26 October 2017 09:58 Written by
A YEAR has gone by since the famous DU30 profanity against Barack Obama and subsequent Philippine “pivot to China.” His declaration shocked the world, especially the US government, which was in the midst of a presidential campaign that also propelled…

Deegong’s controversial alter egos

Friday, 13 October 2017 16:06 Written by
Part 3 Shaping culture CULTURE in the political management context, is the personality of the collective. The Deegong is very clear on this promise of “pagbabago,” or change. All incoming administrations have their slogans related to this much-prostituted word. But…

Deegong’s controversial alter egos: The talking heads

Friday, 13 October 2017 14:47 Written by
Part 2 PRESIDENT 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…

Digong’s controversial alter egos

Friday, 13 October 2017 14:54 Written by
Part One IN 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…

One hell of a chief of staff

Thursday, 12 October 2017 09:53 Written by
Part 3 – The Gatekeepers   Ronald Reagan and James Baker 3rd   VIEWED as one of the great post-war American Presidents, Ronald Reagan realigned US policies toward conservatism. His presidency saw the decline of the Soviet Union and the…
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