Former solicitor general Florin Hilbay posted a suggestion on Twitter last Sunday: “Here’s an idea: 300 lawyers signing on to an SC petition to require Congress to comply with its constitutional duty to convene & deliberate.” That the possibility of a mass petition like this is raised at all is a reflection of the startling position that Congress has taken in the wake of President Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez
The Fourth Industrial Revolution has begun, and economies and societies are changing at breathtaking speed. We need to keep in step with it. Technological advancements—in artificial intelligence, robotics, self-driving vehicles, 3D printing, nanotechnology, biotechnology, materials science, energy storage, quantum computing and the Internet of Things—are changing the entire social order.