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‘Black propaganda’ against Santiago

This refers to the letter of one Gabrielle Michelle M. Aguillera attacking Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago (“A ‘graceful exit’ for Sen. Miriam?,” Opinion, 6/25/14).

Posted: June 29th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

How we can break free from the ‘Napolist’

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Have our leaders given up prosecution and resigned themselves to floating names in the media, noting the chaos wrought by the multiple incarnations of the “Napolist”? The deluge of useless information underscores the need to make real our right to information. A freedom of information law would have muted the present circus.

Posted: May 22nd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

SC RH decision: first skirmish in long legal war

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All purple-clad advocates defeated in the Supreme Court decision upholding the Reproductive Health Law are the most outrageous, most inane and most ideology-driven anti-RH arguments that have no place in rational debate, much less in our highest court of law.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘That’s my area’

You can look at it as Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago’s revenge, or as a new front in the war of attrition between the Aquino administration and Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile, or as another chapter in the continuing saga of still-controversial Port Irene—but the reality is, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima’s green light to include alleged wrongdoing at the Cagayan Export Zone Authority in the Enrile probe is only logical and necessary.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Sen. Miriam’s most endearing legacy to Filipinos?

Way back in 2011, Sen. Miriam Santiago gave us hope with her Senate Bill No. 1967 proposing to put the kibosh on the most shameless habit of politicians: taking personal and undeserved credit for projects wholly funded by tax money. This was the “anti-epal” bill, a word play on “mapapel”—meaning role- or scene-stealer, credit-grabber or garapal! But last we checked, nothing has happened—zero, zilch, nada! After all the sound and fury, she seemed to have totally forgotten about it. The people continue to suffer in silence in the face of the unending test to their patience and insult to their intelligence.

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

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