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WHAT would it have taken to win the May 2016 elections? Money and lots of money, according to the Liberal Party (LP) architects of the May 2016 elections. What would it have taken to get the three presidential terms that the LP wanted? If you look at a paper presented…

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THERE were some interesting results in my firm’s online poll, Pahayag on Filipino Millennials. The online panel respondents were provided by Singapore-based Lightspeed Research. The respondents were asked to answer a structured questionnaire online. The panel sample was drawn from a panelist base that is in proportion to the general…

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SPECTRUM is part of the national patrimony and never for the sole use of a duopoly that has left the country in the wretched position of having the slowest connectivity in the Asean region. Despite 25 years of franchises granted by Congress and their extension for another 25 years, the…

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REYKJAVIK, Iceland: The International Association of Political Consultants (IAPC) had its 50th world conference in the country made of ice and fire, with the theme “Political Volcano: Democracy at Risk.” The IAPC is the “worldwide organization for those involved in consulting to political parties, politicians and governments around the globe.”…

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THE World Bank recently released its ease-of-doing-business annual report, titled “Doing Business 2018: Reforming Top Create Jobs.” Our rank slipped to 113th in 2017 from 99th in 2016 of a total of 190 countries covered by the yearly report. The Philippines’ distance to frontier (DTF) slightly improved to 58.74 from…

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MUCH attention has been given to the war on illegal drugs. And it has framed this administration negatively throughout its first 16 months in office. Talk is going around too that the Marawi siege was a Central Intelligence Agency operation. If indeed it was, then we have the first botched…

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RARE is it that a leader is given the chance to build a city from rubble. That one can fashion a future so different from the past. Five months of urban guerrilla fighting under a state of martial law and thereafter upon liberation, Marawi stands as the beacon of hope…

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THE grant of provisionary powers to an incumbent leader is extraordinary. It means that everything has failed, hence the necessity of a revolutionary government. It is being prepositioned as that state in between unitary (the present form of government) and federal (the end goal of a constitutional revision). An online…

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PRRD entered into the national political establishment by throwing out the playbook and winning without the praetorian guards’ approval. Change was supposed to be coming. In some instances, yes, we felt the change but it has been few and far between, mixed with anger against those who perennially baited him,…

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LET us not shoot our nation’s foot because of the partisan politics that has been waged over the past 15 months, with the presidency embroiled in all this political maneuvering and with nary a lineman protecting and defending the quarterback. When leadership is exposed, and the exposure is self-inflicted, it…

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