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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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