Monthly Archives: February 2011

Lessons for Egypt from 25 Years of People Power

This piece was written for CNN and compares Egypt to people power movements in Asia, primarily Indonesia and the Philippines. When you live under a dictator, you follow the rules. Why? Because you’re afraid — for your job, your family, … Continue reading

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The Parody of People Power

Five years ago on the 20th anniversary of People Power, I had just returned to the Philippines and was in a grim mood. On that day, an armored personnel carrier was parked outside ABS-CBN. This was the piece I wrote … Continue reading

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A New York Minute & TS Eliot

It was a little more than 36 hours, packed with family, friends and lots of memories. This is Times Square after midnight – quieter but still humming. It was glorious! So many wonderful voices from the past who remind me … Continue reading

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Washington Post – China & MILF

It snowed in DC last night! Flurries but enough to stick and give a white sheen. All gone this morning. Haven’t been posting because I’ve been travelling, but some quick thoughts. Two topics we’ve discussed extensively: 1) Philippine policy on … Continue reading

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