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Davao’s Danao and his ‘Yawa, ka!’

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For most of us who are no lawyers, our claim to legalese is a feeble one. But that, precisely, is the point of Republic Act No. 9262, the Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act. It takes only a concerned private citizen to report the abuse committed even without any lawyer nor with any proficiency, if at all, in legal gobbledygook. Personal knowledge of the offense committed is all that is needed.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

For trees and heritage

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As of last count over the weekend, they have reached a staggering number—69 in all. A record number, says the popular online petition platform Change.org of the 69 local and national petitions calling for a stop to the cutting of century-old trees that stand, literally, in the path of road-widening projects of the Department of Public Works and Highways.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Requiem for the symbol

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Five years ago, there was an impassioned outburst of national emotions. Cory Aquino had just died on Aug. 1. Requiem Masses were held throughout the country. Flags were flown at half-staff. Erstwhile foes praised her as the “mother of the nation,” a “national treasure.”

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

What to Aquino was Nora Aunor’s faux pas

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If the previous president made inclusions, this one made an exclusion. Is he allowed within the law that created the National Artist award to do so? Legal eagles say he is. There does not seem to be any problem on that so far, unless another interpretation arises. Which remains a distinct possibility.

Posted: June 30th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Pockets of peace

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They are as newsworthy as the Bangsamoro framework agreement, but unlikely to make headline news. That’s because the participants are no political stalwarts but ordinary Mindanao folks. And even if they are given the hype, the skeptics will be there thinking that the goal of these undertakings is simply impossible.

Posted: June 16th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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