Category Archive: Articles

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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Apr 26

The Long View: The DDS on trial

Tweet THE LONG VIEW The DDS on trial By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 12:22 AM April 26, 2017 DDS stands for the “Directorate of Documentation and Security” of Chad,. It was the secret police of the dictator Hissène Habré who came to power in a coup in 1982. He …

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Apr 25

Washington Post DemocracyPost: Why impeachment is a threat to President Duterte — even if everyone knows it won’t pass

Tweet DemocracyPost Opinion Why impeachment is a threat to President Duterte — even if everyone knows it won’t pass By Manuel Quezon III April 25 On April 8, in Navotas city in the Philippines, family members mourn a man who was allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade who was shot dead by unknown gunmen. …

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Apr 19

The Long View: Fight over fundamentals

Tweet THE LONG VIEW Fight over fundamentals By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 12:24 AM April 19, 2017 Last Monday, the Holy Week hangover was briefly interrupted by reporters scrambling to confirm the scuttlebutt that Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr. had finally thrown in the towel and resigned. Evasco denied …

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Apr 05

the Long View: Congressional cat fight

Tweet THE LONG VIEW Congressional cat fight By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 12:08 AM April 05, 2017 In the Congress of cats, a full-blown cat fight is going on. Overlooked in the hissing between Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and Rep. Antonio Floirendo Jr. and their lady friends was the political …

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Mar 31

Asian Sentinel: Impeachment Mania in Manila

Tweet Impeachment Mania in Manila Posted on March 31, 2017 By Manuel Quezon III Headline, Philippines, Politics President, Vice President both face charges For the first time, the Philippines’ two highest officials face the threat of impeachment in the House of Representatives. President Rodrigo Duterte faces an impeachment complaint filed on March 16 by a …

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