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Families in politics

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Now on its second reading in the House of Representatives is a bill that seeks to prohibit “the establishment of political dynasties.”

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Charter change: The 2014 version

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JOINT SESSION President Aquino joins Senate President Franklin Drilon and Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. in the House of Representatives before delivering his fifth State of the Nation Address. Malacañang Photo

The House of Representatives is currently debating Joint Resolution No. 1 (JR-1) to amend six “economic” provisions of the Constitution on land, natural resources, public utilities, media, advertising and educational institutions.

Posted: October 12th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

Mabuhay, FOI champions in Congress!

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Are political parties taking a collective stand on the freedom of information (FOI) bill that was killed at the last hour in the 15th Congress?

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Cynical politics?

The decision of the justice committee of the House of Representatives on Tuesday to junk the three impeachment complaints filed against President Aquino did not come as a surprise.

Posted: September 5th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

High SC fees are antipoor

The report that the House of Representatives committee on justice, chaired by Iloilo Rep. Niel Tupas, is contemplating not only to review or repeal Presidential Decree No. 1949 (a Marcos decree creating the Judiciary Development Fund or JDF) but also to take a second look at the power of the Supreme Court to impose docket and filing fees at exorbitant rates is welcome news.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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