Admin’s note: Odette’s painful test was also published by The Manila Times on 22 December 2021. Unlike other common disasters such as earthquakes and fire, we have yet to devise preparedness drills for typhoons. Our preparedness drills for typhoons come during the actual occurrence of the calamity itself. Let it not be said that occasions…
The choices (5)
The choices (5) was published by The Manila Times on 15 December 2021. Today’s continuation of “The Choices” series features two more from among the front-running vice-presidential candidates. Willie Tan Ong, MD Manila Mayor and presidential candidate Isko Moreno had been quoted as saying he was picking medical practitioner Willie Ong as his vice-presidential running…
Lutz Barbo, the peacemaker
Lutz Barbo – the peacemaker was also published by The Manila Times on 1 December 2021 (Part 1) and on 8 December 2021 (Part 2). (Part 1) I was relatively young when I got some kind of baptism of fire as a local government errand boy. Then Eastern Samar Governor Lutgardo “Lutz” Barbo hosted one…
Charisma and Rodrigo Duterte
Cancel COC of, not disqualify, Bongbong
President Duterte and the challenge of aging
Presidents who have reached the end of their term have an understandable desire to influence the choice of their successor. They may differ only in the length to which they are willing to go to control the process. In this, President Duterte probably exceeds all previous presidents in his desperation to stake everything to get […]
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Can Sara still become president?
This question was repeatedly asked by many supporters of Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio after she filed her certificate of candidacy (COC) as a substitute candidate for vice president under the Lakas-CMD party of former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (GMA). The obvious answer was given by Sara herself way prior to filing her said COC — that after […]
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Dogs that didn’t bark
Dogs that didn’t bark was also published by The Manila Times on 17 November 2021. The cast of contenders in next year’s presidential elections is now more or less complete, and among the frontrunners, with possibly the exception of Leni Robredo, we have a collection of dogs that did not bark when murderers roamed around…
A wedding in Cavite
Nothing is more illustrative of the current shape of Philippine politics than the recent celebrity wedding in Cavite of a daughter of actor-politicians Bong and Lani Revilla. The bride and groom were completely eclipsed by the cinematic casting of Sara Duterte-Carpio and Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. as the lead pair of 15 sets of principal […]
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The Bongbong-Sara juggernaut
All the while, I thought Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio would vie for the top post. I thought she would be the substitute candidate for president of the Lakas-CMD Party of former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA) and that Bongbong Marcos would be her vice-presidential mate. The big surprise is she is indeed running under the aegis […]
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3 PPC Strategies That No Longer Work & What To Replace Them With via @sejournal, @adzooma
Some PPC tactics that used to be no-brainers are now obsolete. Learn why they no longer work and how to adapt your approach for success.
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