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The Long View: Response at a movie premiere

Tweet THE LONG VIEW Response at a movie premiere By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 09:04 AM May 08, 2019   Movies about politicians are tough to make and sometimes even tougher to watch. Arturo Rotor — besides being a well-known writer and botanist, he served as executive secretary in the Commonwealth government-in-exile — […]

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The Long View: Unbalance of forces

Tweet THE LONG VIEW Unbalance of forces By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 09:00 AM May 01, 2019   What the senatorial campaign has proven so far is the old truism that, in a national campaign, incumbency is a practically insurmountable advantage. Familiarity does not breed contempt with the electorate, which may have a […]

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The Long View: Devolving nation

Tweet THE LONG VIEW Devolving nation By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 09:05 AM April 24, 2019   Because we started at it a generation or two ahead of our neighbors, the level of political organization we’d achieved prior to World War II was achieved by our neighbors between the 1950s and 1960s. But […]

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The Long View: Gerrymandering is alive and well

Tweet THE LONG VIEW Gerrymandering is alive and well By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 09:04 AM April 17, 2019   As soon as the President signed a bill providing for a plebiscite that could possibly split one province into three, the jokes started. We will soon have Palawan, Palatu and Palatri — though […]

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The Long View: Mimicry as survival mechanism

Tweet THE LONG VIEW Mimicry as survival mechanism By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:05 AM April 03, 2019   As strong as, and in many instances, even stronger than, the formal rules, are the informal ones that govern behavior. This applies to politics as much as any other human activity. It’s been said […]

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The Long View: The Mahatma of Malacañang

Tweet THE LONG VIEW The Mahatma of Malacañang By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:04 AM March 27, 2019   A Great Soul — a Mahatma — is what Gandhi was once called. But as you, dear reader, will see, we have a Great Soul of our own who doesn’t waste any time on […]

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The Long View: Go Diokno go

Tweet THE LONG VIEW Go Diokno go By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:06 AM March 20, 2019   Back in 2010, the Manila Standard’s Laylo surveys revealed that when voters were asked the most helpful means in deciding whom to vote for, they responded by saying, the news — specifically, on TV (83 […]

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The Long View: Water and wealth

Tweet THE LONG VIEW Water and wealth By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:07 AM March 13, 2019   On Monday, Maynilad Water Services tried to reassure its customers by tweeting, “We source our raw water directly from Angat Dam, which is currently at a normal level, so Maynilad customers are not experiencing any […]

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The Long View: Governor Gollum

Tweet THE LONG VIEW Governor Gollum By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:06 AM March 06, 2019   The new Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) governor, whom the care and worry of public service has aged so that he charmingly resembles Sméagol (in his Gollum phase), looked not only pleased, but relieved, he’s been […]

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The Long View: A lack of succession

Tweet   THE LONG VIEW A lack of succession By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:03 AM February 27, 2019   On Edsa day, Mark Thompson appeared on ANC and expressed the opinion that Edsa failed to create strong institutions and an efficient political system. What struck me about his interview was not his […]

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The Long View: The grand bargain

Tweet THE LONG VIEW The grand bargain By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:07 AM February 20, 2019   There was a brief spasm of soul-searching in the wake of the behavior of some nurses at Tuburan District Hospital. The behavior of the nurses — “shocking indifference to and deliberate neglect of” a man […]

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The Long View: All roads lead to the status quo

Tweet THE LONG VIEW All roads lead to the status quo By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:05 AM February 13, 2019   At a dinner on Monday night, I asked a veteran former senator (not affiliated with the opposition) why the President seemed unconcerned with backing a full slate, and he responded with […]

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