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The antidynasty campaign

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People get the government they deserve. What people deserve is expressed through their preferences in an election. We have been having elections since 1987 when the antidynasty provision in the Constitution first appeared, and the people have chosen, administration after administration, their preferences, dynasties and all.

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Clerics and the political process

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The debates on the reproductive health bill have died down, and now there is toe-in-the-water talk about divorce. Some friends have asked me what role clerics should have in matters involving controversial legislation. Let me be more general, however, and ask instead about clerical involvement in public affairs.

Posted: December 23rd, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Great Filipino hero and chief justice of her dreams

Manny Pacquiao, to me, is still the greatest boxer of his division. Add to that, the title “Great Filipino Hero”!

Posted: July 10th, 2012 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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