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Palace: Aquino ‘partly to blame’ for culture of impunity

donvy: Filipino people ‘largely to blame’ for all past and present elected officials’ culture of impunity.

Palace: Aquino ‘partly to blame’ for culture of impunity | Inquirer News

Palace: Aquino ‘partly to blame’ for culture of impunity | Inquirer Newshttp://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1016034/palace-aquino-partly-to-blame-for-culture-of-impunityFormer President Benigno Aquino III is partly to blame for the culture of impunity in the country because he failed to do enough to address incidents of media killings during his term.

Will political dynasties end under Duterte’s promise of federalism?

Ummm, no? Next question, please! <rotfl>

Will political dynasties end under Duterte’s promise of federalism? | Inquirer News

Will political dynasties end under Duterte’s promise of federalism? | Inquirer Newshttp://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1012688/will-political-dynasties-end-under-dutertes-promise-of-federalismPolitical dynasties have long existed the Philippines. For retired Chief Justice Reynato Puno, they are a “new breed of monarchs” that “desecrated” democracy.

Hypocrisy and the Filipino Catholic

Hypocrisy and the Filipino Catholic | Inquirer Opinion

Hypocrisy and the Filipino Catholic | Inquirer Opinionhttp://opinion.inquirer.net/114496/hypocrisy-filipino-catholicMotive is a different matter, and in the President’s case it is clear to me: His attacks on the Church, the apostles, and now the saints are meant to undermine a potential threat. He is doing what he can to weaken the standing of the only institution with the nationwide network and pervasive reach to rival that of government’s.

Federalism and trade wars in a global context

“There is no basis for this expectation either in theory or in history.” –Randy David

Federalism and trade wars in a global context | Inquirer Opinion

Federalism and trade wars in a global context | Inquirer Opinionhttp://opinion.inquirer.net/114459/federalism-trade-wars-global-contextThe basic selling point of the Duterte administration’s planned shift to a federal system is that it would equalize development opportunities across the various regions of the country, check the traditional political dominance of a few favored centers, and thereby end mass poverty in the periphery.

Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine Albright (Author)

A Fascist, observes Madeleine Albright, “is someone who claims to speak for a whole nation or group, is utterly unconcerned with the rights of others, and is willing to use violence and whatever other means are necessary to achieve the goals he or she might have.”

Fascism: A Warning: Madeleine Albright: 9780062802187: Amazon.com: Books

Fascism: A Warning: Madeleine Albright: 9780062802187: Amazon.com: Bookshttps://www.amazon.com/Fascism-Warning-Madeleine-Albright/dp/0062802186A personal and urgent examination of Fascism in the twentieth century and how its legacy shapes today’s world, written by one of America’s most admired public servants, the first woman to serve as U.S. secretary of state