The worst election-related violence in Philippine history and the worst recorded attack on journalists in the world occurred five years ago today in Ampatuan, Maguindanao. No one has been found guilty of the barbaric crime, to the sorrow of the victims’ families and the outrage of media organizations everywhere.
By Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD
The story is told about an elderly man who had eight strands of hair left on his head. He went to a barbershop and the barber jokingly asked him, “Shall I count or cut your hair?” The old man smiled and said, “Nope! Separate the strands and color them one by one!”
By Artemio V. Panganiban
Befuddling, especially to nonlawyers, are the many complex and sometimes conflicting standards used in judging legal controversies and investigations.
By Randy David
We know only too well what it means to have an undocumented relative living abroad. A parent dies and one of the children could not be at the funeral. An explanation, about invalid papers, is offered in hushed tones: “Hindi pa ayos ang papeles.” Or, we ask why someone very bright, with a college degree from a top university, could get only low-paying menial jobs after so many years living in the United States. And again, we are told: “Wala pa kasing papeles.”
By Rina Jimenez-David
“This is not an ordinary case,” Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Efren dela Cruz said in reference to the plea for bail filed by Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. and companions at the antigraft court.