Category Archive: The Long View

May 31

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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May 24

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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May 17

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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May 10

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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May 03

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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Apr 26

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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Apr 19

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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Apr 05

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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Mar 29

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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Mar 22

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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Mar 15

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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Mar 08

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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