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Independent Sereno

The news conference last Thursday was as extraordinary as it was rare: Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, for only the second time since her appointment to the Supreme Court, met the press in a lengthy and candid give-and-take.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

Just say no

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I’m glad President Aquino made that clear before the weekend last week, saying: “I am not a masochist. One year and 10 months from now, the day after I step down from office, (I and some of my staff) will eat something really delicious. There will be a banner behind us that reads, ‘Freedom.’”

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘Cesar Virata, Life and Times’

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At the book launch of “Cesar Virata, Life and Times,” someone suggested that the 726-page biography of the nation’s first and only prime minister could serve as a paperweight or if one had two copies, they could serve as attractive bookends in a personal library.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Mongrelized ‘constituent assembly’

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Way back in October 2011, when I was the minority leader of the House of Representatives, I exhorted my co-lawmakers in both the House and the Senate not to adopt a variation of the constituent assembly wherein proposals to amend or revise the Constitution would be made through the ordinary legislative process.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Recall, scrap HB 4807

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines urges the authors of House Bill No. 4807 (also known as An Act to Provide Protection From Personal Intrusion for Commercial Purposes) to withdraw their proposed law; and, should the authors refuse to do so, we call on the rest of the members of the House of Representatives to vote it down.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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