The joint announcement in Beijing by US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping marked the first time ever that the world’s two largest emitters of greenhouse gases have agreed on a specific timetable for cutting down on those emissions.
By Solita Collas-Monsod
So the question is: Why did it take the Sandiganbayan18 years and eight months to come to the same conclusion as the media did? I understand there is the right to due process, etc., etc., but this is obviously ridiculous.
By Mahar Mangahas
Within Southeast Asia, the Philippines is not the country most susceptible to violent conflict—that distinction belongs to Myanmar (Burma)—but is the one where the danger of conflict has grown the most in the last year, and also grown the most in the last decade.
By Ricardo J. Romulo
The impact of this development on the legal profession is inevitable. Lawyers are a necessary evil in assisting in the negotiation and crafting of agreements of interested parties. Hence, a great demand for legal services in the whole of Asean lurks around the corner.
By Bartolome C. Fernandez Jr.
The lament of some keen observers of the contemporary scene is that nothing good seems to come out of these inquiries given the manner in which legislators exercise their investigative power. Inevitably, Congress finds itself bogged down in such wearisome, seemingly interminable inquiries.