Category Archive: The Long View

Aug 09

The Long View: China’s pleasant Asean picture

Tweet THE LONG VIEW China’s pleasant Asean picture By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:08 AM August 09, 2017 It ain’t necessarily so, that in diplomacy, actions speak louder than words. As we will see, a huge amount of time and trouble goes into the carefully-crafted statements that result from meetings of diplomats. These …

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Aug 02

The Long View: The North remembers

Tweet THE LONG VIEW The North remembers By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:14 AM August 02, 2017 That was the title of a newspaper ad that appeared in the papers when Gov. Imee Marcos was scheduled for her showdown with Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas. Designed in the unique title font of the cable …

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Jul 26

The Long View: Maximum Leader

Tweet THE LONG VIEW Maximum Leader By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:08 AM July 26, 2017 To be Maximum Leader requires demonstrations of stamina. The President’s second State of the Nation Address was a performance echoing Fidel Castro and Sukarno in their heyday: extemporaneous, combative, multi-hour speeches became proof that they were the …

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Jul 19

The Long View: What comes next for newspapers?

Tweet THE LONG VIEW What comes next for newspapers? By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:26 AM July 19, 2017 Recently I was surprised to see an ad for The New Yorker magazine in my Instagram feed. The surprising part was that the ad said it was a “special offer for the Philippines,” or …

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Jul 12

The Long View: The military dilemma

Tweet THE LONG VIEW The military dilemma By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:06 AM July 12, 2017 Yesterday, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana issued a statement popping the Speaker’s martial-law-until-2022 trial balloon. His statement reasserted what the Armed Forces spokesman had said the day before: Martial law until 2022 is too long. The problem, …

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Jul 05

The Long View: The new Filipino

Tweet THE LONG VIEW The new Filipino By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 06:08 AM July 05, 2017 The students who gathered at Edsa Dos were Edsa babies, products of the post-dictatorship society, imbued with the expectation that betrayal of the public good carried with it the threat of public protest in the streets. …

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Jun 28

The Long View: Peek-a-boo

Tweet THE LONG VIEW Peek-a-boo By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 12:08 AM June 28, 2017 This year the President has receded from public view thrice: in February for four days, and this month on June 12-16 and again on June 20-27. Two reasons for these absences have been given: rest, and catching up …

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Jun 21

The Long View: Strategic drift

Tweet THE LONG VIEW Strategic drift By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 12:22 AM June 21, 2017 The most difficult way to conduct a war is to do it along two or more fronts. Carl von Clausewitz famously wrote, war is the continuation of politics by other means. If so, one must ask: What …

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Jun 14

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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Jun 07

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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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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