By John Nery
Sociologist Herbert Docena’s characteristically astute reply to last week’s column is too long to fit into the Letters page; I am happy to use this space to run it in full. My comments follow:
By Rex D. Lores
In the unduly long reign of Ferdinand Marcos and the era since the 1986 People Power Revolution—a period spanning almost half a century—Juan Ponce Enrile has played an extraordinary role in Philippine public life.
By Rina Jimenez-David
The sorrows that Gigi Reyes faces would seem, to some, as simply just punishment for her role in the “pork barrel scam.” She had served as chief of staff of Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile, one of the three senators accused (and now held in detention) for their part in the diversion of public money into private hands.
By Conrado de Quiros
Our reactions to the developments from the incarceration of Gigi Reyes reveal a world of perspectives. The Sandiganbayan now wants Reyes’ doctors to explain why she was suddenly moved to the Philippine Heart Center.
By Solita Collas-Monsod
To the many sins (of commission and omission) attributed to the Sandiganbayan (SB), I add another one: partiality in the dispensation of justice. Senators Bong Revilla and Jinggoy Estrada are detained in the PNP Custodial Center in Camp Crame, in cells measuring roughly 31 square meters, with private bath. Yet the SB is content to send Lucila “Gigi” Reyes to Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig to a cell, a “dormitory” she shares with nine other women who are supposed members of the New People’s Army.