Category: Rogue

Rogue Magazine: The Twilight Zone

Tweet Rogue | April 2015 The Twilight Zone by Manuel L. Quezon III As a journalist who’s taken a Pentagon-sponsored tour of Korea’s Demilitarized Zone can tell you, not all government junkets need to be solemn and serious.   The best vacation is one paid for by someone else. People in academe, business, and government have …

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Rogue Magazine: The Mourning After

Tweet   Rogue | March 2015 The Mourning After by Manuel L. Quezon III As criticism bears down on his administration in the wake of the Mamasapano clash, President Aquino faces the impossibility of extricating his personal history from the national narrative.   THERE is a particularly painful grief that comes from having judged a person, …

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Rogue Magazine: The Master of Tropical Baroque

Tweet Rogue | November 2014   The Master of Tropical Baroque by Manuel L. Quezon III   Nick Joaquin beautifully captured the country’s political landscape, and created a literary benchmark that every writer aspires to attain.   Nick Joaquin to me was sin and stories. The first due to an early memory of my father arriving …

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Rogue Magazine: The unbearable burden of being

Tweet Rogue | October 2014 The Unbearable Burden of Being by Manuel L. Quezon III     Since independence in 1946, we have nearly doubled the number of our provinces, and gone from 18.4 million people to 100 million today. The sheer volume of both people and government means you have more doing less for …

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Rogue Magazine: Showdown with the Supremes

Tweet Rogue | September 2014 Showdown with the Supremes by Manuel L. Quezon III  How the President Marcos’ dance with the justices led to the constitutionality of a dictatorship. A retired general once told me that the coded signal for the implementation of martial law was “happy birthday.” By and large, we’re familiar with the basic …

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Rogue Magazine: Crown and Country

Tweet Rogue | August 2014 Crown and Country by Manuel L. Quezon III  As we say goodbye to our current leaders, we greet their next-in-lines. From Imelda to Bongbong, from JPE to Jackie, can succession plans really go the distance? AUGUST is a month which reminds us that the problem with revolution (ours began in August, …

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Rogue Magazine: The Sports of Kings

Tweet Rogue | July 2014 The Sports of Kings by Manuel L. Quezon III An exploration of how, on their days off, the most powerful men of public office– and sometimes, of the cloth– play a different kind of hardball   PLAYTIME for the powerful is both means and method for power plays. If War, …

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Rogue Magazine: To the Manner Born

Tweet Rogue | March 2014 To the Manner Born by Manuel L. Quezon III What are the conditions that made yesterday’s babies today’s leaders— and what does that mean for us? I am an avid reader of the blog of David Kaiser, an American historian very much concerned with tracking the effects various generations have had …

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Rogue Magazine: An Unfinished Portrait

Tweet Rogue Magazine, December 2012 issue An Unfinished Portrait by Manuel L. Quezon III In late September, Juan Ponce Enrile launched a personal biography—and a political bombshell that had his detractors accusing him of attempting to rewrite history. Manuel Quezon III reads between the lines for the real motives behind this seemingly disingenuous memoir   …

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Rogue Magazine: House of Cards

Tweet   Rogue Magazine, June 2012 issue House of Cards by Manuel L. Quezon III, Justin Silos Gatuslao and Mark M. Blanco