Category: The Long View

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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