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Still most trusted despite ‘demolition’

Trust is earned. Jejomar Binay apparently knows this all too well. As a human rights lawyer during the martial law years, he helped many poor litigants obtain justice. And as Makati mayor since 1986, he attended to the needs and problems of his constituents.

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

The Binays’ problem

The investigation being conducted by the Senate blue ribbon committee into the allegedly grossly overpriced Makati City Hall building 2, which is actually a 6-story car park, may have some political undertones; but this is understandable since the accusers, the accused and the investigators are politicians. But it is very necessary, in order to ferret out the truth, considering that the accused are the incumbent vice president (who may become our next president in 2016), his wife, his two daughters and a son, the incumbent Makati mayor.

Posted: September 4th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Achieving the Constitution

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There are at least two types of laws found in the Constitution. The first defines the nature and limits of governmental power over the nation’s citizens. The other assigns state power to the various branches of government, demarcating their proper spheres and prescribing their relationship to one another. A constitutional regime is a government bound by such laws.

Posted: July 13th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

MRT 3 fiasco dwarfs pork barrel scam

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The government is about to complete the buyout of MRT 3, the elevated rail system running above Edsa. But wait a minute, look at its background first.

Posted: June 27th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The plot thickens

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The no. 1 reply of those whose names appeared in the Napoles list and Luy file was that they did not know Janet Napoles, or have not met with her socially or professionally. To a man, or woman, that was the first thing they said in their vehement protestations and denials.

Posted: May 29th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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