Category Archive: Articles

Nov 15

The Long View: The waiting game

Tweet THE LONG VIEW The waiting game By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:06 AM November 15, 2017 The waiting now begins to see if President Duterte and his people will resume their campaign to proclaim a revolutionary government. My colleague, John Nery, has made a convincing case that the President has wanted to …

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Nov 12

DemocracyPost Commentary: When strongmen meet: Trump and Duterte in Manila

Tweet DemocracyPost Opinion When strongmen meet: Trump and Duterte in Manila By Manuel Quezon III November 12 at 1:19 PM President Trump talks with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte during a gala dinner marking in Manila on Nov. 12. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) Manuel Quezon III is a columnist for the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper and the host of …

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Nov 01

The Long View: Garbage in, garbage out

Tweet THE LONG VIEW Garbage in, garbage out By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:08 AM November 01, 2017 Deng Xiaoping famously remarked, “It doesn’t matter whether a cat is black or white. As long as it catches mice, it is a good cat.” His pragmatic point of view created decades of prosperity for …

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Oct 31

Spot.ph Commentary: The Taxonomy of Terror

Tweet Win The Taxonomy of Terror We have a uniquely Filipino way of looking at the supernatural. by Manuel L. Quezon III Oct 31, 2017 ILLUSTRATOR Warren Espejo (SPOT.ph) Recently The New Yorker published an interesting article about the unexpected revival of “Dungeons and Dragons” in the United States. The article mentions how Stranger Things …

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Oct 27

Spot.ph Commentary: Haunting and Horror

Tweet Win Haunting and Horror There’s a difference between spooky and scary. by Manuel L. Quezon III Oct 27, 2017 ILLUSTRATOR Warren Espejo (SPOT.ph) Words can spook you without resorting to chainsaw type tricks. We all know this from childhood, as our elders told us stories that caused goosebumps and raised the hairs on the …

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Oct 25

The Long View: The problem of the Gordian knot

Tweet THE LONG VIEW The problem of the Gordian knot By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:05 AM October 25, 2017 When a leader solves a problem with bold action, it’s often referred to as cutting the Gordian knot. This comes from a legend about Alexander the Great reaching the city of Gordium, whose …

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Oct 18

The Long View: Unintended consequences

Tweet THE LONG VIEW Unintended consequences By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:04 AM October 18, 2017 A two-day holiday for kids in school is a wonderful thing — for the kids. By the time you get to college, it’s still rather nice but by then you’re old enough to worry about what will …

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Oct 11

The Long View: Racing against the clock

Tweet THE LONG VIEW Racing against the clock By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:09 AM October 11, 2017 In politics, the most direct path from point A to point B is a zigzag and not a straight line. To try otherwise is to line up possible opponents all in a row: big business, …

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Oct 04

The Long View: Between Bato and a hard place

Tweet THE LONG VIEW Between Bato and a hard place By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:08 AM October 04, 2017 For a couple of days now, the PNP Chief has been belching fire at the media, the public, and anyone else critical of the casualties on the “war on drugs.” He blames the …

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Sep 27

The Long View: Go, grow and Glo

Tweet THE LONG VIEW Go, grow and Glo By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:06 AM September 27, 2017 The congressional photo-finish in which the House of Representatives adopted the Senate bill — which itself adopted the House bill — postponing the barangay polls from October this year to May next year, means the …

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Sep 20

The Long View: Crucible of solidarity

Tweet THE LONG VIEW Crucible of solidarity By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:22 AM September 20, 2017 When the Makabayan bloc bolted the ruling coalition in the House of Representatives, the drama of their decision was tempered by a continuing reality: their comrades in the National Anti-Poverty Commission, Presidential Commission for the Urban …

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Sep 13

The Long View: If your honors please

Tweet THE LONG VIEW If your honors please By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:07 AM September 13, 2017 Senator Richard Gordon is the Foghorn Leghorn of our public life. Every session day is made vivid by his presence, why if he were living out a Looney Tunes cartoon, his committee hearings might go like this. …

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