By Randy David
We may never know what impelled P-Noy to say in a television interview that he is open to amending the Constitution to check judicial overreach and restore the equilibrium among the three branches of government. Add to this the admission made in the same TV appearance that he is no longer closing his mind to a lifting of term limits—and what we have is an attempt to shape the national discourse that is as risky as it is mystifying.
By Artemio V. Panganiban
To be sure our people would never again experience the horrors and torments of authoritarian rule, the 1987 Constitution fortified the legislature, empowered the judiciary, institutionalized people power, and weakened the presidency.
By Conrado de Quiros
It was one of the weirdest things I heard, and had it not come straight from the horse’s mouth, I’d have dismissed it outright.
By Peter Wallace
Maybe I have the wrong expectation of a State of the Nation Address (Sona), but I’ve always thought of it as the principal occasion each year for a president to report to the people on what he has done and what he plans for the coming year.
By Oscar Franklin Tan
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.