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Spot.ph Commentary: Haunting and Horror

Tweet Win Haunting and Horror There’s a difference between spooky and scary. by Manuel L. Quezon III Oct 27, 2017 ILLUSTRATOR Warren Espejo (SPOT.ph) Words can spook you without resorting to chainsaw type tricks. We all know this from childhood, as our elders told us stories that caused goosebumps and raised the hairs on the […]

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Spot.ph Commentary: Ferdinand Marcos and Us

Tweet News + Features Win Ferdinand Marcos and Us We are far from being able to take stock of his life. by Manuel L. Quezon III Sep 11, 2017 Shares ILLUSTRATOR Warren Espejo(SPOT.ph) A hundred years ago today, Ferdinand E. Marcos was born. If things had gone his way, instead of mass and luncheon in […]

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Spot.ph Commentary: Magsaysay Didn’t Boogie But Boy, Could He Mambo

Tweet Win Magsaysay Didn’t Boogie But Boy, Could He Mambo And his rivals said it was a national calamity. by Manuel L. Quezon III Sep 1, 2017 ILLUSTRATOR Warren Espejo(SPOT.ph) August 31 marks the birth anniversary of a great Ilocano (not the one you might be thinking), Ramon Magsaysay. Even as you’d tuned out in […]

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Spot.ph Commentary: Why Isn’t Independence Day in August?

Tweet Win Why Isn’t Independence Day in August? We’re legalistic and confuse heroism with sainthood. by Manuel L. Quezon III Aug 31, 2017 ILLUSTRATOR Warren Espejo(SPOT.ph) Chances are you only thought about National Heroes Day in terms of it making a long weekend possible. And now, you’re looking forward to another long weekend thanks to […]

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DemocracyPost: It turns out martial law in the Philippines isn’t quite so simple after all

Tweet DemocracyPost  Opinion It turns out martial law in the Philippines isn’t quite so simple after all By Manuel Quezon III June 15 Government soldiers stand guard as troops continue their assault against insurgents from the Maute group, who have taken over large parts of Marawi City, Philippines, on Thursday. (Romeo Ranoco/Reuters) Manuel Quezon III is a […]

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Spot.PH Commentary: The Philippines Isn’t What It Used to Be

Tweet The Philippines Isn’t What It Used to Be Hint: We used to consider Palau part of the country. by Manuel L. Quezon III Jun 12, 2017   (SPOT.ph) We mark Independence Day with displays of the flag, and generations of schoolchildren are reminded of its evolution, and the meaning of the sun and stars […]

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SpotPH Commentary: Effects Of Duterte's Declaration Of Martial Law In Mindanao

Tweet Effects Of Duterte’s Declaration Of Martial Law In Mindanao | SPOT.ph What President Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao means by Manuel L. Quezon III May 24, 2017 ILLUSTRATOR War Espejo(SPOT.ph)   In our country, Martial Law has been imposed four times. The first was by President Jose P. Laurel on September 21, […]

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Spot.ph commentary: ASEAN and the Elephant in the Room

Tweet News + Features What’s New Win ASEAN and the Elephant in the Room At the 2017 summit, the elephant in the room is the People’s Republic of China. by Manuel L. Quezon III 3 days ago Shares ILLUSTRATOR War Espejo(SPOT.ph) ASEAN marks its 50th anniversary with a summit in Manila this weekend. Member countries […]

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Washington Post DemocracyPost: Why impeachment is a threat to President Duterte — even if everyone knows it won’t pass

Tweet DemocracyPost Opinion Why impeachment is a threat to President Duterte — even if everyone knows it won’t pass By Manuel Quezon III April 25 On April 8, in Navotas city in the Philippines, family members mourn a man who was allegedly involved in the illegal drug trade who was shot dead by unknown gunmen. […]

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Asian Sentinel: Impeachment Mania in Manila

Tweet Impeachment Mania in Manila Posted on March 31, 2017 By Manuel Quezon III Headline, Philippines, Politics President, Vice President both face charges For the first time, the Philippines’ two highest officials face the threat of impeachment in the House of Representatives. President Rodrigo Duterte faces an impeachment complaint filed on March 16 by a […]

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SpotPH Commentary: Impeach your face

Tweet Impeach your face How an emergency solution has become old hat by Manuel L. Quezon III Mar 21, 2017 ILLUSTRATOR Warren Espejo(SPOT.ph) You’ve probably heard of the Ides of March, of which Julius Caesar was warned to beware, and on which he was stabbed to death by those he’d considered his friends. Such is […]

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SpotPH Commentary: A Portrait of the Ex-Champion as Politician

Tweet Win A Portrait of the Ex-Champion as Politician Manuel L. Quezon III on how transitioning from uniting sports figure to divisive politician still reveals Manny Pacquiao is Everyman. by Manuel L. Quezon III 5 days ago Shares ILLUSTRATOR Warren Espejo (SPOT.ph) Time was when, rich or poor, whether you were urban dweller or barrio […]

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