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Riding tandem as legal right

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If a law sounds too silly to be enforced, it might actually be. Filipinos have no concept of rights, nor that some laws sound so silly that government cannot possibly have any power to enforce them.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

HK protests make me proud to be Filipino

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The photos of Hong Kong protests streaming into my Facebook feed move me because I see our history in these. They cannot but make me proud to be Filipino.

Posted: October 9th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Why bar exams ruin legal education

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This week, another batch of law students will have wasted an extra year of their lives to study for the month-long bar exam. This is in addition to four years of law school where every moment was defined by the bar. It is high time the Philippines got rid of its unique obsession with what was supposed to be a simple licensure exam that mutated into a rite of passage and national spectacle.

Posted: October 3rd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The intellectual bankruptcy of UP ‘activism’

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Nothing demonstrates the intellectual bankruptcy of today’s self-styled activists more than their physical attack on Budget Secretary Butch Abad at the University of the Philippines after a budget forum. The assault was nothing short of the “blow to UP’s honor” vocally decried by its economics professors.

Posted: September 26th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Outgrowing People Power

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It is time for us to outgrow People Power. “Outgrow,” take note, is completely different from “forget.”

Posted: September 19th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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