MARLEN V. RONQUILLO

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CHIEF Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno does not have the intellectual heft of Elena Kagan and the amazing life story of Sonia Sotomayor. Or the tenacity of Ruth Baden Ginsburg in deciding for the kind of law that is just, human and fair. But there is one quality she shares with…

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There are probably very few spaces at the London School of Economics and Political science (LSE) that are not shadowed by the ghost of the Fabian Society and the Webb couple. The cliché-sounding “for the betterment of society,” the grand theme upon which the LSE was founded, was the grand…

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The leadership of a political movement in a democracy hews along the dictates of hierarchy. The structure defines the leadership, even the leadership of the political opposition (such as the opposition we have now) that is at best marginal and overwhelmed by the forces of government in power. According to…

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MY surname is Ronquillo and you will find that surname across the number 77, I told the receptionist. With a smile, she made a quick scroll of the names and numbers on her laptop, then waved me in. “In” was the Henry Sy Sr., auditorium on the fifth floor of…

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If you ask a knowledgeable person to name a public institution that serves as a stumbling block to Mr. Duterte’s program of government, that person will answer this way: None at the moment. The public institutions are either pliable or fully supportive and Mr. Duterte can bend them to his…

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