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.
By Randy David
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?
By Ma. Ceres P. Doyo
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.
By MANUEL F. ALMARIO
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.
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.