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‘Remanding’ Edca to Senate an unprecedented move

During the oral arguments at the Supreme Court on the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca), some justices thought of referring the matter to the Senate, as the “proper forum” (“SC justices: Senate Edca’s proper forum,” Front Page, 11/19/14).

Posted: December 1st, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Tax break setback

Salaried workers were elated when Senate President Franklin Drilon announced last month that it could be a merrier Christmas for many of them this year. He said the Senate had planned to approve before yearend a bill allowing workers to take home bigger bonuses.

Posted: November 25th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Sociologist’s analysis bares ‘elitist idiocy’

This refers to sociologist Joseph Jadway Marasigan’s commentary titled “Eyesores in the Philippine Senate” (Opinion, 11/5/14). I am myself a sociologist. I can’t help but wonder why he only mentioned three senators.

Posted: November 25th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

The real Senate eyesores

This refers to the commentary titled “Eyesores in the Philippine Senate” (Opinion, 11/5/14).

Posted: November 10th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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 »

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