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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 in …

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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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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 in …

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