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Philippine courts no longer relied on as champions of justice

Notwithstanding the brickbats being hurled at Senate investigations into the alleged corrupt practices of Vice President Jejomar Binay as nothing more than grandstanding theatrics or worse (e.g., “in aid of election” to a higher office), they serve a very useful purpose.

Posted: November 24th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Binay’s debate withdrawal exercise of prudence

I respectfully beg to differ from the seemingly overwhelming opinion of the public that Vice President Jejomar Binay had shown monumental cowardice in suddenly withdrawing from his scheduled public debate with Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, which the former had himself initiated. For me, participating or defaulting from a so-called “debate” which, truth to tell is not, displays not so much one’s personal bravery or cowardice as good discretion founded on sheer logic.

Posted: November 18th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Binay sets bad example for PH’s future leaders

How will we teach our young the values that our forefathers passed on to us? How will we set a good example of what the true essence of valuing one’s word and promise is? Can we show a better example for them to see? If you, like me, can’t find the right answers to these questions, then are we ready to accept the snuffing out of Rizal’s hope for his beloved “Filipinas”?

Posted: November 18th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

‘Also ourselves to blame’

Why do we allow opportunists and thieves in the top echelons of our democracy?

Posted: November 17th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

When politicians rule the public discourse

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The daily dose of news on corruption involving powerful politicians escalates the public disgust against greed and rapacity. A headline-hogger since post-martial law times, the abuse of power and plunder are widely seen today as institutionally endemic and no longer involving isolated cases.

Posted: November 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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