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Constitutionalism, statesmanship, and the good

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It is almost ironic that the current tension between President Aquino and the Supreme Court is about Congress’ definition of savings.

Posted: July 31st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Offending religious feelings

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In September 2010, Carlos Celdran, outraged by the Church’s intervention in the debates over reproductive health rights, did the unthinkable. Sporting a dark suit a la Jose Rizal, he went to the Manila Cathedral where an assembly was then marking the anniversary of the “May They Be One” campaign and launching a project aimed at […]

Posted: January 31st, 2013 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Cybercrime and cyberspeech

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With the passage of the Cybercrime Prevention Act (RA 10175), the government has entered the online thicket in a substantial way. Petitions have been filed questioning the validity of the Act, giving the Supreme Court the opportunity to define our rights in digital space. This is an important case because the Internet has become an important platform for individual and social activities that generate meaning and profits, produce identities and opportunities, or structure views and conversations. In my opinion, even a generous reading will not save RA 10175; it is unconstitutional because it is overbroad.

Posted: October 7th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Religious participation in the party-list

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The application for accreditation of the party-list group Ang Prolife brings into focus the constitutional and statutory obligations of the Commission on Elections in the matter of registration of religious organizations.

Posted: June 6th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Judicialized impeachment

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There is a fundamental flaw in the way the impeachment proceedings against Chief Justice Renato Corona have so far been conducted, and it has nothing to do with the ability of Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile to manage the trial. He has proven himself impartial, authoritative, learned and credible. The problem lies with the assumption that these proceedings are akin to a criminal trial and must proceed as such.

Posted: January 23rd, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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