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‘Bikini girls’ didn’t kill privacy on Facebook!

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Privacy is not dead on Facebook! The Supreme Court ruling rejecting the “bikini girls’” privacy claim against St. Theresa’s College in Cebu City has been exaggerated and taken out of context in some reports. The ruling is sound, but I wish it were clearer that it had little to do with Facebook or currently debated social media privacy issues.

Posted: October 27th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Same-sex civil unions: unconstitutional

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A primacy on publicly recognizing human dignity, not legal acrobatics, is now the mainstream argument for same-sex marriage.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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 »

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