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.
I couldn’t agree more with Frando Sarmiento (“Let’s call a spade a spade,” Opinion, 9/29/14) when he challenged every Filipino “to keep up the debate and the noise” on the injustice that the Libingan ng mga Bayani burial for the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos will wreak on the nation’s sense of right and wrong.
By Jose Ma. Montelibano
Yes, the next president. That is the hot issue of today—from the ranks of politicians beginning with presidential wannabes. What makes it more hot is that Vice-President Jojo Binay has been leading the pack of presidentiables but he does not belong to the party in power.
The reporting of events on torture and other human rights abuses during the dark years of the Marcos martial rule is something the Inquirer should never tire of doing.
By Amando Doronila
During the first leg of his trip to Europe, President Benigno Aquino III unburdened to a group of German businessmen in Berlin his concerns about the “overreach” of the Supreme Court’s review power.