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The ‘criminalization’ of the PNP

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The “criminalization” of the Philippine National Police—hopefully not totally but enough to alarm our society—should oblige us to revisit the system of having only “one police force, national in scope,” as ordained by our 1987 Constitution.

Posted: October 8th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

More slop

At the hearing of the Commission on Appointments last Wednesday, Sen. Jinggoy Estrada sought to cast Justice Secretary Leila de Lima as a villain, unworthy of the public’s trust.

Posted: June 6th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

Corruption exposés will eventually lead to Truth

If the Napoles list is true and the recent disclosure of its contents by rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacson void of sinister motive, then it’s normal for Filipinos to initially react with shock and revulsion.

Posted: May 21st, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Inconvenient truths

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima’s revelation that her office has widened its investigation of lawmakers who misused their pork from 2007 onward, based on work by the Commission on Audit, drives home some inconvenient truths.

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

Nature abhors a vacuum: SC as industry regulator, consumer watchdog

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While Congress and the Supreme Court have moved with alacrity on the scandalous Meralco rate hike, the executive’s response has been extremely slow and disjointed.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

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