Category Archive: Commentary

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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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 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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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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Mar 21

SpotPH Commentary: Impeach your face

Tweet Impeach your face How an emergency solution has become old hat by Manuel L. Quezon III Mar 21, 2017 ILLUSTRATOR Warren Espejo(SPOT.ph) You’ve probably heard of the Ides of March, of which Julius Caesar was warned to beware, and on which he was stabbed to death by those he’d considered his friends. Such is …

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Mar 14

SpotPH Commentary: A Portrait of the Ex-Champion as Politician

Tweet Win A Portrait of the Ex-Champion as Politician Manuel L. Quezon III on how transitioning from uniting sports figure to divisive politician still reveals Manny Pacquiao is Everyman. by Manuel L. Quezon III 5 days ago Shares ILLUSTRATOR Warren Espejo (SPOT.ph) Time was when, rich or poor, whether you were urban dweller or barrio …

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Feb 28

DeocracyPost: President Duterte’s honeymoon may be ending

Tweet DemocracyPost Opinion President Duterte’s honeymoon may be ending By Manuel Quezon III February 28 A woman holds a placard with an image of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during a demonstration last week marking the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution in Quezon City, east of Manila. (Mark R. Cristino/European Pressphoto Agency) Manuel …

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Feb 25

SpotPH Commentary: What if Marcos Won?

Tweet Win What if Marcos Won? And more what-ifs. by Manuel L. Quezon III 5 days ago (SPOT.ph) Ferdinand E. Marcos was literally sick and tired during the EDSA Revolution. From start to finish, he believed he could face down his opponents and master the situation. If you read accounts of those fateful days, Marcos …

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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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Oct 21

Spot.ph Commentary: Enter the Dragon

Tweet Win Enter the Dragon China has mastered the art of power projection. Manuel L. Quezon III elaborates. by Manuel L. Quezon III Oct 21, 2016 ILLUSTRATOR Warren Espejo(SPOT.ph) When we arrived in Beijing on August 30, 2011, the first thing I noticed was that the city seemed trapped in a perpetual gloom: little did …

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Oct 01

Obituary: Mother of Dragons

Tweet Obituary: Mother of Dragons The mixed legacy of Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago by Manuel L. Quezon III 5 days ago ILLUSTRATOR War Espejo(SPOT.ph) One of my early assignments as a writer for the Philippines Free Press was to interview two presidential candidates for the 1998 polls. The first was Emilio Osmeña. The second was …

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