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‘This is vintage martial law practice’

THE REVIVAL of the trumped-up charges against former Bayan Muna Rep. Satur Ocampo and peace consultants in talks with the government, including Randall Echanis, Rafael Baylosis, Vicente Ladlad, and recently arrested Benito Tiamzon and Wilma Austria, signals the intensification of the Left’s political persecution by the Aquino administration.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Unpaid creditor vs distressed debtor

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How does one satisfy an unpaid creditor without being unfair to a distressed debtor? This was the dilemma tackled by Dean Nilo T. Divina of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Faculty of Civil Law and one of the 10 holders of the “Chief Justice Panganiban Professorial Chairs on Liberty and Prosperity” during a well-attended public lecture at the UST recently.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Shooting justice

Despite our continued exposure to an excess of high-profile or sensational crimes, the assassination of a judge still sends us reeling, still strikes us as deeply offensive. Why? Because we sense it for what it is: an attack on something fundamental, something basic, to our way of life.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Corona’s ‘free’ legal service queered SC?

Former senator Rene Saguisag wrote about the lawyers who handled the defense of former chief justice Renato Corona during the latter’s impeachment trial (Opinion, 1/31/14).

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

Voiding RH Law will destroy legal system

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One cannot emphasize enough how voiding the Reproductive Health Act will destroy our legal system. So are we as a society willing to uphold our democratic institutions’ integrity regardless of individual views on the RH Law?

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

P35.2B for just one law in 2013

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Do you know that we taxpayers spent P35.2 billion last year for just one insignificant law? That’s how much we spent for Congress, including the Commission on Appointments (CA) which is composed of senators and congressmen, and their pork barrel, which had not yet been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court last year. In return, Congress last year passed only one minor law: the one-page Republic Act No. 10632, which suspended the 2013 Sangguniang Kabataan elections. For that one law, Filipino taxpayers spent P35.2 billion! That merits a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Posted: January 28th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Forced to stay pregnant

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Her name is Marlise Munoz, and she is 33, the mother of a year-old boy and pregnant with her second child.   She is also lying in her bed at the ICU of John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, in the United States, declared “brain dead” by her doctors.   But Marlise and [...]

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Back to ‘Juristic Park’

The way things are taking shape, Napolesgate, which began in the court of public opinion, will come home to roost in the courts of law. The Filipino fascination with law as almost a secular religion is perplexing, since the Supreme Court itself twice validated pork barrel in the past.

Posted: November 6th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The devil in the details

We have resoundingly spoken against pork barrel, and yet our leaders still seem hell-bent on lavishing largesse upon themselves. Are we totally helpless? Former Chief Justice Reynato Puno says we are not. We hold the power of “direct initiative” to bypass Congress and abolish pork on our own. Puno’s proposal is fraught with hope, but likewise risks disappointment.

Posted: October 19th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Filipino concept of justice

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As one of the 10 holders of the “Chief Justice Panganiban Professorial Chairs on Liberty and Prosperity,” Dean Jose Manuel I. Diokno began his lecture with two questions: Is justice an imported Western concept? Do we have a native Filipino concept of justice?

Posted: October 13th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Let the law be harsh this time

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In one of my hearings before the Municipal Trial Court, while waiting for my case to be heard, I witnessed how the judge handled a theft case. It was unfortunate for the accused. By then, the courtroom was packed with people—the judge, court employees, prosecution team, private lawyers including myself, the accused and their victims [...]

Posted: September 4th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Senior government official mocks President Aquino’s inaugural vow

During his inaugural address, President Aquino asked if we the citizens had ever waited patiently in traffic for several hours only to be brushed aside by officials of an uncaring government. He promised no more of that.

Posted: August 27th, 2013 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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