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How may Congress handle the Bangsamoro bill?

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What is before Congress now is the Bangsamoro bill and, of course, it can be handled by Congress as a legislative bill in the exercise of its ordinary legislative power. But aside from legislative power, Congress also has constituent power—that is, the power to formulate constitutional amendments or proposals. Might the new Bangsamoro law be occasion for Congress to use its constituent power?

Posted: December 8th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The President

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What does it mean when we elect a person president? Similarly, what does it mean when a person wants to be reelected president?

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

200 years of reinvigorated life

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On Aug. 14, the Jesuits celebrate the 200th anniversary of the formal and universal restoration of the Jesuit Order (Order/Society) after being suppressed by the 1773 papal brief Dominus ac Redemptor.

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

Fr. Luis Candelaria, RIP

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Fr. Luis Candelaria is known to many who have studied in both Ateneo Grade School and High School. He passed away last Friday and will be buried today, Monday.

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The least dangerous branch

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Should President Aquino’s recent tirades against the Supreme Court have given the people serious cause for concern?

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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