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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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The Long View: Chronicle of a city’s agony

Tweet THE LONG VIEW Chronicle of a city’s agony By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:05 AM February 06, 2019   In 1995, a Great Remembering began. That year marked the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Manila, and survivors who had spent decades focused on living began sharing their memories of the destruction …

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The Long View: Is eight enough?

Tweet THE LONG VIEW Is eight enough? By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:06 AM January 30, 2019   In a curious coincidence, both the opposition and the President have eight candidates for the Senate. The opposition put its slate (Alejano, Aquino, Diokno, Gutoc, Hilbay, Macalintal, Roxas, Tañada) together first, while the President’s list …

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Bonifacio Is Your Cubicle Seatmate

Tweet Bonifacio Is Your Cubicle Seatmate And chances are your office complaints reflect the grievances of the Philippine Revolution. by Manuel L. Quezon III Nov 30, 2017 ILLUSTRATOR War Espejo (SPOT.ph) Bonifacio had a modest—though not that modest—background, it’s true. But let’s look at what that precisely meant. His father, Santiago, was a tailor, but …

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The Long View: The waiting game

Tweet THE LONG VIEW The waiting game By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:06 AM November 15, 2017 The waiting now begins to see if President Duterte and his people will resume their campaign to proclaim a revolutionary government. My colleague, John Nery, has made a convincing case that the President has wanted to …

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DemocracyPost Commentary: When strongmen meet: Trump and Duterte in Manila

Tweet DemocracyPost Opinion When strongmen meet: Trump and Duterte in Manila By Manuel Quezon III November 12 at 1:19 PM President Trump talks with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte during a gala dinner marking in Manila on Nov. 12. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) Manuel Quezon III is a columnist for the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper and the host of …

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The Long View: Garbage in, garbage out

Tweet THE LONG VIEW Garbage in, garbage out By: Manuel L. Quezon III – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:08 AM November 01, 2017 Deng Xiaoping famously remarked, “It doesn’t matter whether a cat is black or white. As long as it catches mice, it is a good cat.” His pragmatic point of view created decades of prosperity for …

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