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Partial compensation from the Marcos loot

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Thousands of victims-survivors and relatives of those who perished and vanished during the dark night of martial rule have each been handed their compensation checks for the second time. I received mine last Monday. A photo of that came out on page 2 of the Inquirer last Tuesday. I was wearing my “Martial Law Survivor” overshirt and holding the EastWest Bank check. Also in the photo was our lead counsel Robert Swift, smiling.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Equality in government bonuses

Collecting a performance bonus worth millions of pesos is thievery in broad daylight when done by public officials. President Aquino said he authorized the payment of performance bonuses to government officials and employees because of their efficient performance.

Posted: December 25th, 2013 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

What the money means

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If money is paid out for it, does it mean it really happened? That seems to be the current thinking, especially in this age of deniers and revisionists, with people believing that if you deny or doubt something often enough, the public will start questioning even their own memories or the historical record.

Posted: January 28th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

EO, resolution discriminate vs LGU staff

I WRITE to bring to the attention of concerned authorities two issues of common interest to LGU employees. The first has to do with Executive Order 900 (Adopting the Second Tranche of the Modified Salary Schedule [MSS] of Civilian Personnel and Base Pay Schedule of Military and Uniformed Personnel in the Philippines), particularly Item 4. [...]

Posted: June 2nd, 2011 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Good enough

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THE PERFECT is the enemy of the good. Nowhere is that truism beloved of motivational speakers more true than in legal cases, where the dispute resolution mechanism of the law allows litigants and their supporters to use maximalist, either-or language, but the outcome is often a disappointing compromise dictated by the available evidence. Case in [...]

Posted: May 30th, 2011 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Editorial,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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