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High-risk duty

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“If we let this pass, no significant witness will testify… because of fear,” Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago fumed. She seeks 24-hour police protection for Audit Commissioner Heidi Mendoza who documented Makati hospital scams before the Senate blue ribbon committee.

Posted: October 7th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘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 »

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