Lee Kuan Yew

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PerryScope By Perry Diaz Underfinanced and overly maligned for his brand of leadership, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte jumped into the presidential derby two months after the official campaign period had started. And with no national political machinery, and who hardly traveled outside his city for two decades as mayor, Duterte was hesitant to enter the race. But it must have been destiny that pushed Read More …

Lee Kuan Yew

AS I WRECK THIS CHAIR By William M. Esposo The Philippine Star On separate occasions, Lee Kuan Yew and Mahathir Mohamad former prime ministers of Singapore and Malaysia, respectively, had zeroed in on the Philippine core problem. They both observed that our core problem is our counterproductive culture, and that’s something that Charter change (Cha-cha) can’t fix. When Globalization was in vogue and many world Read More …

FROM A DISTANCE By Carmen N. Pedrosa The Philippine Star My daughter, in one of her visits to Manila, told me that I should get ready to write a Lee Kuan obituary. That was when his wife had just died. It was a very close partnership and a close marriage. Just a few days ago Lee Kuan Yew ran unopposed for a seat in parliament. Read More …