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Courts so slow on human rights abuse cases, abet impunity

Less than two years remain of the P-Noy presidency, and Secretary Leila de Lima has been with the Department of Justice for over four years.

Posted: November 14th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Why the Senate takes on investigative functions

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If Vice President Jejomar Binay wishes to put a stop to the Senate blue ribbon subcommittee’s hearings on the corruption allegations against him, the person to talk to is not President Aquino. P-Noy is neither a senator nor a member of Binay’s party. Why would he use his own political capital to bail him out?

Posted: November 13th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Double entendre

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima’s statement that she would stop investigating the corruption charges against Vice President Jejomar Binay only if the President or the Ombudsman would order her to stop was a loaded one.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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 »

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