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The President

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What does it mean when we elect a person president? Similarly, what does it mean when a person wants to be reelected president?

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,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 »

The Constitution was made for the people

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“The Sabbath was made for man and not man for the Sabbath” seems an appropriate biblical verse to ponder on as the debate continues on the Aquino administration’s alleged “violation of the Constitution” in implementing the Disbursement Acceleration Program. Indeed, the Constitution is a fundamental framework that must guide governance to prevent abuse by those [...]

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

What a difference a tear makes

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You knew that at the end of the day, few would remember much of what he said. They were only going to remember that he cried. And found redemption in it.

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

Executive immunity

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There is no provision in the Constitution clothing the president with immunity from suit. The 1973 Constitution had a specific provision guaranteeing the president’s immunity but the 1987 Constitution did not preserve this provision.

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

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