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Considerations on the Bangsamoro Basic Law

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Once the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law comes before Congress, we can expect its key provisions to be challenged on constitutional grounds.

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

Lawless Day

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Let me take the subject of law further forward from my column “Time for a legal revolution” (7/24/14) with a few more points to ponder.

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Crying ‘wolf!’

The tiff between lawmakers and Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno is heating up. Both sides should temper the rhetoric lest they lock themselves into unreasonable positions that betray the spirit of the law they purport to uphold. We all lose when the constitutional fabric is frayed and sacrosanct principles are cheapened in the harsh exchange. The lawmakers have been counseled thus. The same counsel should be extended to Sereno.

Posted: August 10th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Ratings

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Many public officials will say publicly that they are not serving for the ratings, results of regular surveys measuring people’s sentiments about trust and performance. They will say that they will do what is right more than what is popular. Yes, most of them will say that.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

The faces of poverty

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Poverty is a state of deprivation, a heightened demand for the satisfaction of basic wants. We see poverty in a malnourished child with a blank stare, in a congested slum bereft of sanitation and order, in a hospital ward crowded with unattended patients of possibly cross-contaminating health issues, in a bunch of street children sniffing rugby.

Posted: July 2nd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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