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Double entendre

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima’s statement that she would stop investigating the corruption charges against Vice President Jejomar Binay only if the President or the Ombudsman would order her to stop was a loaded one.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Disarray

When the sideshow to the criminal trial becomes more eventful than the trial itself, you know that the proceedings are in deep trouble. What disarray has engulfed the Maguindanao massacre trial, in which an unprecedented 194 individuals led by members of the powerful Ampatuan clan are in the dock for the murder of 58 people, 34 of them media workers, in November 2009.

Posted: August 9th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Syphilis and sex videos

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Sex videos were “thrown in” in an attempt to block the confirmation of Leila de Lima’s appointment as justice secretary.

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

‘Bastusan’ at the Commission on Appointments

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As unsavory as the Filipino word might sound, it is appropriate to describe the latent protocols at the Commission on Appointments (CA). To degrade or otherwise debase does not quite capture the full flavor of the word where reputations are dragged into the mud and slime, there finding company with the same filth in which Congress and the CA members now similarly wallow.

Posted: June 20th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Editorials

The belated confirmation of three Cabinet secretaries this week—four long years after they were first named to their posts—has temporarily obscured the problem that lies at the heart of the Commission on Appointments’ system.

Posted: June 13th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

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