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Bong’s 3 battles for freedom

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Detained Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. is battling for his freedom on three fronts: two in the Supreme Court and one in the Sandiganbayan (SBN). Recall that Revilla was ordered arrested and detained by the SBN after being charged by the Office of the Ombudsman (OOO) with the capital offense of plunder and graft allegedly arising from the pork barrel scam.

Posted: November 9th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Freedom is not Independence

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Indeed, we have freedom. Sadly, we have no independence. There is a struggle to be won, not against an external aggressor, but against our own weakness.

Posted: June 13th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

For freedom and democracy

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I had always believed that people power meant less about the people in power than the power of the people.

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

A ‘close affinity’ with Mandela, in struggle for freedom, democracy

I wish to commend Day Desk chief Juliet Labog-Javellana for her detailed description of the life story of former South African President Nelson Mandela (Front Page, 12/7/13).

Posted: December 23rd, 2013 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

The price for freedom

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“Having fought for our independence, we know that a price must be paid for freedom,” US President Barack Obama said in a policy speech on terrorism last May 23.   “For over the last decade, our nation has spent well over $1 trillion on war, exploding our deficits and constraining our ability to nation-build here […]

Posted: May 30th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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