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Overprotective of the guilty?

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Why is our criminal justice system overprotective of the guilty? Why does it take so long to investigate, prosecute and convict criminals? After the tedious process is completed, why is the conviction rate still dismal? Why are our neighbors, like Singapore and Malaysia, better able to control criminality and corruption? So readers keep asking week after week.

Posted: May 25th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Rotten at every turn

THIS REFERS to the Dec. 2 column, “Overhauling the criminal justice system,” of former Chief Justice Artemio Panganiban.

Posted: December 10th, 2012 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Overhauling the criminal justice system

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The Supreme Court knows only too well that our people are carefully watching how the Maguindanao massacre trial is handled. Without breaching the basic rights of the accused, the Court has tried to assuage public anxiety, by closely monitoring the proceedings and by issuing press statements detailing the progress of the cases.

Posted: December 1st, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Redemption or punishment?

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One of the main topics in any Ethics of Journalism class is the right of minors to privacy and confidentiality. Reporters and editors are cautioned against identifying youthful offenders as well as young victims, either by naming them, using their photos or video footage, or providing enough details (such as home addresses, schools or the […]

Posted: September 27th, 2011 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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