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Mar 28

The Explainer: ASEAN and us

Tweet ASEAN and us Manolo Quezon – The Explainer Posted at Mar 28 2017 05:23 AM LIFE photo of Foreign Affairs Secretary Narciso Ramos with President Marcos When Leticia Ramos-Shahani passed away, a rare thing happened. People from all walks of life and political persuasions paused to express not only loss over her passing, but …

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Mar 20

The Explainer: What impeachment is and isn’t

Tweet What impeachment is and isn’t Manolo Quezon – The Explainer Posted at Mar 20 2017 09:23 PM | Updated as of Mar 21 2017 12:42 PM WikiCommons image of Jean-Léon Gérôme’s “The Death of Caesar,” (circa 1859-1867) March 15 is known as the Ides of March. On that day, people fed up with the …

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Mar 14

The Explainer: Advice and consent

Tweet Advice and consent Manolo Quezon – The Explainer Posted at Mar 14 2017 01:01 AM John Hurt as Caligula exercising his creative imagination in making his horse a senator. In recent days you’ve been watching the proceedings of the Commission on Appointments, where our old and new politics are on display, courtesy of the …

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Mar 07

The Explainer: Presidents and capital punishment

Tweet Presidents and capital punishment Manolo Quezon – The Explainer Posted at Mar 07 2017 12:26 AM The execution of Lim Seng, 1973, from an Associated Press newsreel Today, the House of Representatives will reach its moment of decision on reviving the death penalty. Up for plenary deliberation on Wednesday will be the death penalty …

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Feb 27

The Explainer: Double disappointment

Tweet Double disappointment Manolo Quezon – The Explainer Posted at Feb 27 2017 07:32 PM Last Saturday, in between a K-Pop concert in Cubao and the Great British Festival in BGC and many other weekend events, two rallies were held. One was in the Edsa People Power Monument. The other one was at the Quirino …

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Feb 20

The Explainer: Trump’s immigration ban: Its impact on Pinoys

Tweet Trump’s immigration ban: Its impact on Pinoys ABS-CBN News Posted at Feb 20 2017 06:09 PM Watch also in iWantv or TFC.tv President Donald Trump’s revised immigration ban is set to target the same seven countries he listed in his original executive order. However, concerns and fears continue to hound Filipinos in the United …

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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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