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Women legislators in action

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Rare is the time when government officials and politicians cross interchamber borders to heap praise on each other. But during the celebration of International Women’s Day (which is officially marked tomorrow, March 8) at the House of Representatives, congresswomen led the adoption of HR 53 commending Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman “for her strong commitment to public service and selfless dedication to alleviate the plight of disaster-stricken Filipinos.”

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The real problem with leadership

The failure to maintain basic respect for life explains the moral-spiritual decline in modern times. It was a destructive tendency that man strayed into since the very beginning, misperceiving and misinterpreting the realities of life.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | 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 »

When those who rule us are thieves

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Something dangerous can happen to a society when people no longer trust their leaders because they perceive them to be no different from ordinary thieves except that they steal more and can buy respectability. If a nation cannot act resolutely to confront the problem and find a collective solution, the resulting demoralization and cynicism among its citizens could produce a climate conducive to crime. If lawmakers are perceived to be themselves lawbreakers, and the police are barely distinguishable from criminals, can we expect ordinary people to respect society’s norms?

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

Abakada leadership a settled issue

This has reference to the leadership issue and legal standing of the Abakada-Guro Party List (Abakada for brevity), which was recently proclaimed by the Commission on Elections as one of the winning party-list groups in the May 2013 elections.

Posted: August 15th, 2013 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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