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Feb 14

The Explainer: For love of money

Tweet For love of money Manolo Quezon – The Explainer Posted at Feb 14 2017 05:22 AM If you belong to a certain generation you’ll remember Ninoy Aquino’s joke. He quoted a Japanese who enthusiastically told an audience, “You Firipinos are rucky. You have a president who robs you, and a First Lady who robs …

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Feb 13

The Explainer: For love of money: The question of private gain from public service

Tweet For love of money: The question of private gain from public service ABS-CBN News Posted at Feb 13 2017 07:19 PM | Updated as of Feb 14 2017 03:06 AM An ethics scandal is hounding the White House amid growing concerns over the conflicts of interest of real estate mogul-turned-United States President Donald Trump. …

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Feb 07

The Explainer: Left out again

Tweet OPINION: Left out again Manolo Quezon – The Explainer Posted at Feb 07 2017 04:19 AM Hitler liked dogs and Lenin liked cats. But it is well to remember that Communists do not subscribe to bourgeois notions of honor. The Revolution is everything, and anything is permissible to achieve everything. For example, as Vladimir …

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Feb 01

The Explainer: How Manila is doubling down on Beijing

Tweet How Manila is doubling down on Beijing ABS-CBN News Posted at Feb 01 2017 07:38 PM Watch also in iWantv or TFC.tv There’s been much talk on the prospects of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) in the midst of a recalibration of the country’s foreign policy. This week, President Rodrigo Duterte has upped …

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Feb 01

The Explainer: Is it really time to revive the Philippine Constabulary?

Tweet Is it really time to revive the Philippine Constabulary? ABS-CBN News Posted at Feb 01 2017 08:27 PM Watch also in iWantv or TFC.tv Malacanang has floated plans of reviving the Philippine Constabulary to aid the drug campaign, following the disbandment of the Philippine National Police’s anti-drug unit. But as historian Manolo Quezon tells …

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Jan 31

The Explainer: Duterte doubles down on China

Tweet OPINION: Duterte doubles down on China Manolo Quezon – The Explainer Posted at Jan 31 2017 04:25 AM A contemporary newsreel released at the time Harry S. Truman fired Douglas MacArthur. It gives a brisk but thorough overview of the reasons why he was fired. If there’s one thing all presidents hate, it’s the …

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Jan 17

The Explainer: Thought Control and telecom companies

Tweet Thought Control and telecom companies Manolo Quezon – The Explainer Posted at Jan 17 2017 05:23 AM Michael Anti’s Ted Talk on the Great Firewall of China From vicious online behavior—call it Digital Maoism or Gamergate—to populism as pointed out by Human Rights Watch, the wild, wild web is joined at the hip with …

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Jan 10

The Explainer: PH-Russia relations: A long way to go

Tweet PH-Russia relations: A long way to go Manolo Quezon – The Explainer Posted at Jan 10 2017 04:55 AM | Updated as of Jan 10 2017 05:51 PM When the Russian ambassador scolded the Philippine media for not giving enough column inches and air time to the visit of his country’s warships, it only …

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Dec 27

The Explainer: The saddest Philippine Christmas

Tweet OPINION: The saddest Philippine Christmas Manolo Quezon – The Explainer Posted at Dec 27 2016 02:28 AM | Updated as of Dec 27 2016 02:43 AM   This editorial cartoon captures a moment in time: when the Philippines was experiencing an invasion, but still hoped for a quick liberation. It’s been 75 years –three …

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Dec 13

The Explainer: Did Grillo grill the President?

Tweet OPINION: Manolo Quezon – The Explainer Posted at Dec 13 2016 12:12 AM   As this editorial cartoon from the 1920s shows, triads and the illegal drug trade involve not just corruption, but coercion. As we enter the sixth month of the War on Drugs, we should get to know a foreigner whose words …

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Dec 12

The Explainer: Waging peace with the Left explained

Tweet WATCH: Waging peace with the Left explained ABS-CBN News Posted at Dec 12 2016 12:13 PM | Updated as of Dec 12 2016 02:07 PM   Watch also in iWantv or TFC.tv The long-stalled peace process with communist rebels now hangs in the balance over the demand for the immediate release of political prisoners. …

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Dec 12

The Explainer: When Duterte met Juan Grillo

Tweet Fact and fiction: When Duterte met Juan Grillo ABS-CBN News Posted at Dec 12 2016 07:11 PM Watch also in iWantv or TFC.tv The government’s anti-narcotics war is a priority of President Rodrigo Duterte and for violators, the results have been fatal. But might fact mirror fiction? That’s one thought that may cross playful …

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