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Many in ‘first-quarter storm’ generation lived out ‘carpe diem’

So Oscar Franklin Tan is saying that my generation, the one that bore the brunt of martial law or that called by US demographers as the “baby boomers,” could not relate to John Keating (“The ‘Dead Poets’ grow up,” Opinion, 8/15/14)?

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Uncategorized | Read More »

Aquino must play lawyer

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Op-Eds have obsessively debated the Disbursement Acceleration Program for two weeks, but ignored the central issue of whether one agrees that individual DAP transfers were unconstitutional, as the Supreme Court ruled. Critics pointedly tried to equate unconstitutionality with criminal liability or immorality.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Rising in defense of a good man

This is related to the commentary of Oscar Franklin Tan, “The Integrity of SolGen Francis Jardeleza” (Opinion, 7/3/14).

Posted: July 5th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Aquino big bully?

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The utter lack of outcry regarding the criminal charges against President Aquino’s 19-year-old heckler highlights the fact that Filipinos have no concept of rights. Each curtailment of rights robs, not an individual, but each of us of something fundamental.

Posted: June 27th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Self-inflicted cybercrime panic

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During the Silly People’s Improv Theater oracle segment the night before the Supreme Court released its decision on the Cybercrime Prevention Act, a spectator asked: “Will I be convicted of a cybercrime this year?” Protesters asked social media users to turn their profile pictures black last Feb. 25 and rally at the Edsa Shrine. Many have spontaneously cursed the high court, but specifics are curiously absent.

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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