Category Archive: Articles

Sep 11

Spot.ph Commentary: Ferdinand Marcos and Us

Tweet News + Features Win Ferdinand Marcos and Us We are far from being able to take stock of his life. by Manuel L. Quezon III Sep 11, 2017 Shares ILLUSTRATOR Warren Espejo (SPOT.ph) A hundred years ago today, Ferdinand E. Marcos was born. If things had gone his way, instead of mass and luncheon …

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Sep 06

The Long View: A fighting retreat

Tweet THE LONG VIEW A fighting retreat By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:07 AM September 06, 2017 Richard Gordon had specialized in hearings in aid of exoneration. He had done it twice before. Back in September last year, he replaced Leila de Lima and presided over the Senate justice committee’s inquisition of Edgardo …

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Sep 01

Spot.ph Commentary: Magsaysay Didn’t Boogie But Boy, Could He Mambo

Tweet Win Magsaysay Didn’t Boogie But Boy, Could He Mambo And his rivals said it was a national calamity. by Manuel L. Quezon III Sep 1, 2017 ILLUSTRATOR Warren Espejo (SPOT.ph) August 31 marks the birth anniversary of a great Ilocano (not the one you might be thinking), Ramon Magsaysay. Even as you’d tuned out …

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Aug 31

Spot.ph Commentary: Why Isn’t Independence Day in August?

Tweet Win Why Isn’t Independence Day in August? We’re legalistic and confuse heroism with sainthood. by Manuel L. Quezon III Aug 31, 2017 ILLUSTRATOR Warren Espejo(SPOT.ph) Chances are you only thought about National Heroes Day in terms of it making a long weekend possible. And now, you’re looking forward to another long weekend thanks to …

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Aug 30

The Long View: Watching and waiting

Tweet THE LONG VIEW Watching and waiting By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:08 AM August 30, 2017 All business involves risk, but there is a difference between commercial and political risk. Commercial risk can be gamed out; political risk cannot. The greater the political risk, the higher the incentive to wait and see, …

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Aug 23

The Long View: His struggle

Tweet THE LONG VIEW His struggle By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:08 AM August 23, 2017 The President was rather subdued when he went on air for a press conference after having dinner with the Palace press corps. He didn’t take the bait when asked about Kian delos Santos, preferring to double-down on …

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Aug 09

The Long View: China’s pleasant Asean picture

Tweet THE LONG VIEW China’s pleasant Asean picture By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:08 AM August 09, 2017 It ain’t necessarily so, that in diplomacy, actions speak louder than words. As we will see, a huge amount of time and trouble goes into the carefully-crafted statements that result from meetings of diplomats. These …

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Aug 02

The Long View: The North remembers

Tweet THE LONG VIEW The North remembers By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:14 AM August 02, 2017 That was the title of a newspaper ad that appeared in the papers when Gov. Imee Marcos was scheduled for her showdown with Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas. Designed in the unique title font of the cable …

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Jul 26

The Long View: Maximum Leader

Tweet THE LONG VIEW Maximum Leader By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:08 AM July 26, 2017 To be Maximum Leader requires demonstrations of stamina. The President’s second State of the Nation Address was a performance echoing Fidel Castro and Sukarno in their heyday: extemporaneous, combative, multi-hour speeches became proof that they were the …

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Jul 19

The Long View: What comes next for newspapers?

Tweet THE LONG VIEW What comes next for newspapers? By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:26 AM July 19, 2017 Recently I was surprised to see an ad for The New Yorker magazine in my Instagram feed. The surprising part was that the ad said it was a “special offer for the Philippines,” or …

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Jul 12

The Long View: The military dilemma

Tweet THE LONG VIEW The military dilemma By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:06 AM July 12, 2017 Yesterday, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana issued a statement popping the Speaker’s martial-law-until-2022 trial balloon. His statement reasserted what the Armed Forces spokesman had said the day before: Martial law until 2022 is too long. The problem, …

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Jul 05

The Long View: The new Filipino

Tweet THE LONG VIEW The new Filipino By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet 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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