By Juan L. Mercado
The Court of Appeals Thursday stood pat on its earlier decision affirming Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales’ order: Fire 10 Navy officers linked to the 1995 murder of then 24-year-old Ensign Philip Pestaño.
I read the Sept. 1 editorial “Overtaken,” and I felt envy toward the Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi, one of the recipients of this year’s Ramon Magsaysay Award, for its accomplishment. A 100-percent conviction rate is truly something to trumpet about.
By Neal H. Cruz
Why does it flood so easily these days? Several factors combine to make it possible.
I wish to reply to Ramon Tulfo’s Jan. 5 column which alleged that I dismissed all illegal logging cases filed by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Quirino province. The column also suggested that I should be investigated for this, thus implicitly attributing some wrongdoing on my part. I wish to make it [...]
This refers to Mon Tulfo’s column, “Influential people in illegal logging named” (Inquirer, 12/15/12). The past several days have found me scanning the local dailies in search of reports stating the truth behind the relentless pillage and wanton rape of natural resources by influential people in areas hardest hit by Typhoon “Pablo.” My curiosity was [...]