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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 »

Speed dating as life philosophy

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Filipinos are terrified of speed dating. What would terrify a girl held all her life to the Maria Clara stereotype more than having to consecutively market herself to 20 strangers? It would be sheer torture for someone raised in an ultraconservative Chinese-Filipino family or an extreme introvert who is in credible conversation only in groups of up to four.

Posted: February 14th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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