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Interpreting Marcos’ ‘chief technocrat’

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Gerardo Sicat

WHEN Gerardo P. Sicat’s “Cesar Virata: Life and Times Through Four Decades of Philippine Economic History” (University of the Philippines [UP] Press) came out in August, I knew it would present an interpretation of Virata’s role during the martial law years different from what I have already read.

Posted: December 7th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

Will Supreme Court leave ‘beaten path’ because it’s Estelito Mendoza saying so?

In his Nov. 16 column, former chief justice Artemio Panganiban pointed out that Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile, detained because of a plunder case against him, has filed a “novel and unusual” petition in the Supreme Court to nullify the order for his arrest without bail. His lawyer started by arguing that such arrest is a […]

Posted: November 19th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

JPE’s novel bid for bail

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Novel and unusual is the petition for certiorari filed by detained Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile (JPE) in the Supreme Court to obtain his freedom from detention while awaiting his trial in connection with the charge of plunder and graft filed against him by the Office of the Ombudsman (OOO) for his alleged complicity in the pork barrel scam.

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

Why the Senate takes on investigative functions

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If Vice President Jejomar Binay wishes to put a stop to the Senate blue ribbon subcommittee’s hearings on the corruption allegations against him, the person to talk to is not President Aquino. P-Noy is neither a senator nor a member of Binay’s party. Why would he use his own political capital to bail him out?

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

Case on pork barrel scam proceeding apace

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When movie actors began “invading” the august halls of government, some folks began loudly calling on them to stop appearing in movies or TV shows, especially those that had them performing in rather risqué or comical roles. But these moves were soon dampened by the arguments of some—and not just the performers—that allowing our show biz legislators and officials to continue their acting or hosting commitments was a way to keep them “honest.”

Posted: November 12th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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