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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.

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

Let facts speak for themselves

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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.

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Prison reform needed

Let’s be realistic. Even tough men would cry when faced with the horrific prospect of ending up inside a Philippine jail, so it wasn’t surprising to hear that lawyer Gigi Reyes broke into tears when she learned she would be committed to the Quezon City Jail while on trial for her suspected involvement in the pork barrel scam. For now, however, she is staying all by herself in the basement of the Sandiganbayan building in Quezon City while the antigraft court awaits a report it ordered from the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology on the condition and security of the jail’s women’s dormitory.

Posted: July 9th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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A friend of mine put it this way in a text message. “By being jailed, Juan Ponce Enrile finally lived up to his campaign promise—‘Basta ang gusto ko, hapi ka.’”

Posted: July 9th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Revilla, Estrada, Enrile and Napoles cannot be the only ones liable

Bong Revilla was arrested or surrendered to authorities and now is locked up inside a “custodial center” at Camp Crame. Based on photos, the room in which he is staying now looks fairly nice, but certainly is not up to par with the lavish lifestyle the senator has been used to living.   Revilla, along [...]

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

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