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The Long View: Fight over fundamentals

Tweet THE LONG VIEW Fight over fundamentals By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 12:24 AM April 19, 2017 Last Monday, the Holy Week hangover was briefly interrupted by reporters scrambling to confirm the scuttlebutt that Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr. had finally thrown in the towel and resigned. Evasco denied …

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the Long View: Congressional cat fight

Tweet THE LONG VIEW Congressional cat fight By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 12:08 AM April 05, 2017 In the Congress of cats, a full-blown cat fight is going on. Overlooked in the hissing between Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and Rep. Antonio Floirendo Jr. and their lady friends was the political …

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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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The Long View: The controlling urge

Tweet THE LONG VIEW The controlling urge By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 12:20 AM March 29, 2017 A shrewd observer once pointed out to me that CEOs tend to obsess over specific points of data. They have absorbed so much information that inevitably only a few facts stick. CEOs …

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The Long View: Parity’s unintended consequences (2)

Tweet THE LONG VIEW Parity’s unintended consequences (2) By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 12:06 AM March 22, 2017 In the case of the Philippines, things got worse. By Nov. 6, 1946, the Republicans crushed the Democrats and took control of both houses of Congress. Harry S. Truman’s political standing, …

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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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The Long View: Parity’s unintended consequences (1)

Tweet THE LONG VIEW Parity’s unintended consequences (1) By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 12:08 AM March 15, 2017 The anniversary of the ratification of the Parity Amendment 70 years ago (1947) came and went without comment last March 11. On that date, 40 percent of the electorate voted, a …

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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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The Long View: Bury him with the bodies

Tweet THE LONG VIEW Bury him with the bodies By: Manuel L. Quezon II – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 12:09 AM March 08, 2017 It seems to me that sincerity of faith is one of those things one has no choice but to take at face value. At least if you go beyond the …

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The Long View: Reality bites

Tweet THE LONG VIEW Reality bites By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 12:10 AM March 01, 2017 Last Monday the Frankenstein majority in the Senate reorganized itself, tearing off from its ranks the senators who dared show their faces in last Saturday’s Edsa People Power Monument rally. Veteran journalist Chuchay …

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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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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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