By Randy David
Once the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law comes before Congress, we can expect its key provisions to be challenged on constitutional grounds.
I write regarding Conrado de Quiros’ column titled “Just say no” (“There’s the Rub,” Opinion, 9/1/14).
By John Nery
Conventional wisdom and expert judgment share a consensus: Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza will inhibit himself from Supreme Court deliberations on the fate of the Disbursement Acceleration Program. As solicitor general, he had not only argued the case before the Court; he had also submitted the motion for reconsideration.
The news conference last Thursday was as extraordinary as it was rare: Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, for only the second time since her appointment to the Supreme Court, met the press in a lengthy and candid give-and-take.
By Teddy Casiño
It’s a herculean task indeed. Well-meaning people have cautioned that pushing for the “pork barrel abolition bill” via people’s initiative is naive, misguided, manipulated or malicious.