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Feb 15

The Long View: A Congress of cats

Tweet THE LONG VIEW A Congress of cats By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 12:20 AM February 15, 2017 In the House of Representatives, to the Speaker goes the glory—and control of the purse. But being in the limelight should not be confused with wielding actual power in the House. …

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Feb 08

The Long View: Frog and scorpion fight

Tweet Frog and scorpion fight By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 12:09 AM February 08, 2017 In September last year, Pierre Rousset writing in Europe Solidaire Sans Frontières observed that President Duterte had created a coalition of the Right and Left (with Joel Maglunsod in the labor department, Judy Taguiwalo …

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Feb 01

The Long View: The pause that refreshes

Tweet THE LONG VIEW The pause that refreshes By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 12:25 AM February 01, 2017 President Duterte has been pointed, even merciless, about the police from the start of his term, telling them in his first appearance at Camp Crame that they didn’t deserve the confidence he …

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Jan 18

The Long View: An offer no bureaucrat can refuse

Tweet THE LONG VIEW An offer no bureaucrat can refuse By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 12:05 AM January 18, 2017 How do you leave a lasting mark on the system? You engage in a Great Reorganization. Such reorganization has happened only five times since the modern presidency began in …

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Jan 11

The Long View: The cross and the sword

Tweet THE LONG VIEW The cross and the sword By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 01:05 AM January 11, 2017 Hardly anyone noticed when Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle held an Epiphany Mass at the Manila Cathedral and addressed rehabilitated drug addicts who, in turn, gave witness to their experiences in …

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Jan 04

The Long View: To oppose and propose

Tweet THE LONG VIEW To oppose and propose By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 12:07 AM January 04, 2017 What, exactly, is an opposition supposed to do? Obstruct? Sometimes, when it has to—because there are some things worth obstructing. Make noise? That goes without saying. Without noise, there can be …

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Dec 28

The Long View: Freedom from fear

Tweet OPINION / COLUMNISTS Freedom from fear By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 02:51 AM December 28, 2016 You may have noticed the Inquirer Briefing last December 3, which mentioned Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms: freedom of speech, of worship, from want, and from fear.  Two surveys of the SWS …

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Dec 22

Spot.PH: 10 Great Books to Buy With Your Holiday Bonus

Tweet   10 Great Books to Buy With Your Holiday Bonus Manuel L. Quezon III shares his reading-list favorites by Manuel L. Quezon III Dec 22, 2016   (SPOT.ph) Yes, there’s that hugely expensive limited-edition pair of sneakers and that bottle of trendy gin you want to get, but a good book can be just …

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Dec 14

The Long View: The Little President

Tweet THE LONG VIEW The little president By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 12:09 AM December 14, 2016 This is what executive secretaries have been called ever since the very first one, Jorge Vargas: it is both an apt description and criticism of a necessary function in any administration. Every …

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Dec 07

The Long View: Command and control

Tweet OPINION / COLUMNISTS THE LONG VIEW Command and control By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 12:09 AM December 07, 2016 We shrug off trucks with bullhorns at election time as part of the noise pollution of campaigns. Then they disappear once the polls have taken place. What you do …

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Nov 29

Spot.ph Commentary: Why is Yellow the Middle of the Rainbow?

Tweet Why is Yellow the Middle of the Rainbow? Hate it or not, the “dilawan” is probably part of your DNA, too. by Manuel L. Quezon III Nov 29, 2016 ILLUSTRATOR War EspejoOthers are giving you their lives on fields of battle, Fighting joyfully, without hesitation, or thought for the consequence. How it takes place …

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Nov 16

Spot.ph Commentary: We Don’t Understand The Donald. Sad!

Tweet News + Features What’s New Win We Don’t Understand The Donald. Sad! But there are clues if you look hard enough. by Manuel L. Quezon III ILLUSTRATOR Elaine Villanueva (SPOT.ph) The little anyone knows about Trump comes from The Donald himself: He likes to win. He is a winner. He is Master of the …

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