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Aquino wrong on killings and clueless on drones

This refers to the Inter-agency Committee on Extra-Legal Killings, Enforced Disappearances, Torture and Other Grave Violations of the Right to Life, Liberty and Security of Persons, the “superbody” created in November 2012, by President Aquino to investigate old and new human rights violations.

Posted: January 20th, 2013 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

The forbidden country

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THE AQUINO administration has exploded with jubilation over the 7.1-percent economic growth for the third quarter that exceeded expectations. It prompted Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan to be exuberant when he briefed reporters: “We are well on our way to surpassing our growth target of 5 to 6 percent this year.”   The unaccustomed GDP [...]

Posted: November 29th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Marcos and our social memory

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THERE IS a growing ambivalence, moral and political, about the issue of whether or not Ferdinand E. Marcos deserves to be interred at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Reviled as a tyrant who plundered the nation a quarter of a century ago, Marcos today is on the verge of being reincarnated as a hero. A [...]

Posted: June 2nd, 2011 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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