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The Long View: Tug of war

Tweet THE LONG VIEW Tug of war By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 12:22 AM June 14, 2017 As the hearings in the Supreme Court on the martial law petitions take place, many hope to find out what ought to have been put on the record weeks ago—namely, what factors contributed to President Duterte’s …

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Spot.PH Commentary: The Philippines Isn’t What It Used to Be

Tweet The Philippines Isn’t What It Used to Be Hint: We used to consider Palau part of the country. by Manuel L. Quezon III Jun 12, 2017   (SPOT.ph) We mark Independence Day with displays of the flag, and generations of schoolchildren are reminded of its evolution, and the meaning of the sun and stars …

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The Long View: Voices from Marawi

Tweet THE LONG VIEW Voices from Marawi By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 12:07 AM June 07, 2017 When the fighting in Marawi City began, public opinion, broadly speaking, rallied around the flag and our troops—something made even easier by the military establishment’s obvious reluctance over martial law and relative transparency over the unfolding …

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The Long View: RIP for democratic consensus in PH

Tweet THE LONG VIEW RIP for democratic consensus in PH By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 12:09 AM May 31, 2017 Three months after the 30th anniversary of the ratification of the 1987 Constitution, the democratic consensus that Charter represented has come to an end. The final rites were pronounced …

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TheLong View: Non-aligned

Tweet THE LONG VIEW Non-aligned By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 12:20 AM May 24, 2017 In Asean, if the Philippines is considered the traditional spokesman for America, Cambodia is considered the spokesman for China. Cambodia and China’s is a longstanding relationship, dating back to Norodom Sihanouk meeting Zhou Enlai …

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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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The Long View: Playbook for our times

Tweet THE LONG VIEW Playbook for our times By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 12:09 AM May 17, 2017 The genius of a great villain lies in knowing that the decent, law-abiding family men and women viewing his antics may publicly proclaim that they loath him, but that they’re most …

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The Long View: A study in schizophrenia

Tweet THE LONG VIEW A study in schizophrenia By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 12:20 AM May 10, 2017 When Gina Lopez burst on the scene like some sort of environmental berserker, quite a few people applauded her passion and New Age enthusiasm. Keen watchers of the insider game in …

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The Long View: Threat born of insecurity

Tweet THE LONG VIEW Threat born of insecurity By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 01:09 AM May 03, 2017 The American humorist Will Rogers put it best when he quipped that the best job in the country is the vice president’s: “All he has to do is get up every …

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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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The Long View: The DDS on trial

Tweet THE LONG VIEW The DDS on trial By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 12:22 AM April 26, 2017 DDS stands for the “Directorate of Documentation and Security” of Chad,. It was the secret police of the dictator Hissène Habré who came to power in a coup in 1982. He …

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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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