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Season of heritage ‘massacre’

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In the aftermath of Manila’s heritage “massacre,” the question has been asked whether the construction of the 47-floor Torre de Manila violates the law. Nothing beats asking Trixie Cruz Angeles, the country’s primary heritage lawyer who played a principal role in crafting the National Cultural Heritage Law as embodied in Republic Act No. 10066.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Eid al-Adha and its interfaith meaning

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Students and workers are just too happy that today is a holiday. A few bother to understand why it is so, beyond the happy fact that there is no school and no work. The few who do dismiss it simply as a “Muslim holiday,” which in fact it is.

Posted: October 6th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The salutary measures of the RH Law

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With all the hoopla over the passage of the Reproductive Health Law now past, the hard work of implementation begins.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Davao’s Danao and his ‘Yawa, ka!’

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For most of us who are no lawyers, our claim to legalese is a feeble one. But that, precisely, is the point of Republic Act No. 9262, the Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act. It takes only a concerned private citizen to report the abuse committed even without any lawyer nor with any proficiency, if at all, in legal gobbledygook. Personal knowledge of the offense committed is all that is needed.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

For trees and heritage

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As of last count over the weekend, they have reached a staggering number—69 in all. A record number, says the popular online petition platform Change.org of the 69 local and national petitions calling for a stop to the cutting of century-old trees that stand, literally, in the path of road-widening projects of the Department of Public Works and Highways.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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