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Jul 05

The Long View: The new Filipino

Tweet THE LONG VIEW The new Filipino By: Manuel L. Quezon III –[email protected] Philippine Daily Inquirer / 06:08 AM July 05, 2017 The students who gathered at Edsa Dos were Edsa babies, products of the post-dictatorship society, imbued with the expectation that betrayal of the public good carried with it the threat of public protest in the streets. …

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Jun 28

The Long View: Peek-a-boo

Tweet THE LONG VIEW Peek-a-boo By: Manuel L. Quezon III –[email protected] Philippine Daily Inquirer / 12:08 AM June 28, 2017 This year the President has receded from public view thrice: in February for four days, and this month on June 12-16 and again on June 20-27. Two reasons for these absences have been given: rest, and catching up …

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Jun 21

The Long View: Strategic drift

Tweet THE LONG VIEW Strategic drift By: Manuel L. Quezon III –[email protected] Philippine Daily Inquirer / 12:22 AM June 21, 2017 The most difficult way to conduct a war is to do it along two or more fronts. Carl von Clausewitz famously wrote, war is the continuation of politics by other means. If so, one must ask: What …

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Jun 15

DemocracyPost: It turns out martial law in the Philippines isn’t quite so simple after all

Tweet DemocracyPost  Opinion It turns out martial law in the Philippines isn’t quite so simple after all By Manuel Quezon III June 15 Government soldiers stand guard as troops continue their assault against insurgents from the Maute group, who have taken over large parts of Marawi City, Philippines, on Thursday. (Romeo Ranoco/Reuters) Manuel Quezon III is a …

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Jun 12

Spot.PH Commentary: The Philippines Isn’t What It Used to Be

Tweet The Philippines Isn’t What It Used to Be Hint: We used to consider Palau part of the country. by Manuel L. Quezon III Jun 12, 2017   (SPOT.ph) We mark Independence Day with displays of the flag, and generations of schoolchildren are reminded of its evolution, and the meaning of the sun and stars …

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May 31

The Long View: RIP for democratic consensus in PH

Tweet THE LONG VIEW RIP for democratic consensus in PH By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 12:09 AM May 31, 2017 Three months after the 30th anniversary of the ratification of the 1987 Constitution, the democratic consensus that Charter represented has come to an end. The final rites were pronounced …

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May 24

TheLong View: Non-aligned

Tweet THE LONG VIEW Non-aligned By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 12:20 AM May 24, 2017 In Asean, if the Philippines is considered the traditional spokesman for America, Cambodia is considered the spokesman for China. Cambodia and China’s is a longstanding relationship, dating back to Norodom Sihanouk meeting Zhou Enlai …

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May 24

SpotPH Commentary: Effects Of Duterte’s Declaration Of Martial Law In Mindanao

Tweet Effects Of Duterte’s Declaration Of Martial Law In Mindanao | SPOT.ph What President Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao means by Manuel L. Quezon III May 24, 2017 ILLUSTRATOR War Espejo(SPOT.ph)   In our country, Martial Law has been imposed four times. The first was by President Jose P. Laurel on September 21, …

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May 17

The Long View: Playbook for our times

Tweet THE LONG VIEW Playbook for our times By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 12:09 AM May 17, 2017 The genius of a great villain lies in knowing that the decent, law-abiding family men and women viewing his antics may publicly proclaim that they loath him, but that they’re most …

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May 10

The Long View: A study in schizophrenia

Tweet THE LONG VIEW A study in schizophrenia By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 12:20 AM May 10, 2017 When Gina Lopez burst on the scene like some sort of environmental berserker, quite a few people applauded her passion and New Age enthusiasm. Keen watchers of the insider game in …

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May 03

The Long View: Threat born of insecurity

Tweet THE LONG VIEW Threat born of insecurity By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 01:09 AM May 03, 2017 The American humorist Will Rogers put it best when he quipped that the best job in the country is the vice president’s: “All he has to do is get up every …

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Apr 27

Spot.ph commentary: ASEAN and the Elephant in the Room

Tweet News + Features What’s New Win ASEAN and the Elephant in the Room At the 2017 summit, the elephant in the room is the People’s Republic of China. by Manuel L. Quezon III 3 days ago Shares ILLUSTRATOR War Espejo(SPOT.ph) ASEAN marks its 50th anniversary with a summit in Manila this weekend. Member countries …

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