Oktoberfest at the Batasan

Manuel L. Quezon III - @inquirerdotnet 10/14/2020

The story of the two Speakers, now ex-Speaker Cayetano and newly installed Speaker Velasco, has Oct. 5, the public release of the SWS survey results, as the dividing line between Cayetano Triumphant and Velasco Ascendant. The cliques…

The Lord giveth and taketh away

Manuel L. Quezon III - @inquirerdotnet 09/30/2020

Abraham Lincoln, a statesman but also a practical politician, once described the problems of the presidency when it came to patronage in these terms: “Too many piglets, too few teats.” To become Speaker of the House requires…

In aid of extermination

Manuel L. Quezon III - @inquirerdotnet 07/22/2020

Right before COVID-19 hit us, readers of this space might recall my laying out (on Feb. 12) the two-pronged attack against ABS-CBN unfolding at the time. The Solicitor General would lead the charge through the (hopefully obliging)…

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