Category Archive: The Long View

Nov 15

The Long View: The waiting game

Tweet THE LONG VIEW The waiting game By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:06 AM November 15, 2017 The waiting now begins to see if President Duterte and his people will resume their campaign to proclaim a revolutionary government. My colleague, John Nery, has made a convincing case that the President has wanted to …

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Nov 01

The Long View: Garbage in, garbage out

Tweet THE LONG VIEW Garbage in, garbage out By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:08 AM November 01, 2017 Deng Xiaoping famously remarked, “It doesn’t matter whether a cat is black or white. As long as it catches mice, it is a good cat.” His pragmatic point of view created decades of prosperity for …

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Oct 25

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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Oct 18

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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Oct 11

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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Oct 04

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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Sep 27

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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Sep 20

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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Sep 13

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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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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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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