The disgust many people feel toward government found violent expression at UP. Media accounts reported on Budget Secretary Florencio Abad getting mobbed by irate students protesting the unconstitutional Disbursement Acceleration Program.
By Amando Doronila
During the first leg of his trip to Europe, President Benigno Aquino III unburdened to a group of German businessmen in Berlin his concerns about the “overreach” of the Supreme Court’s review power.
By Neal H. Cruz
In case Rep. Mark Cojuangco and other national and local government officials don’t know it, the current General Appropriations Act prohibits the use of public funds to cut trees, demolish heritage houses and buildings, and construct homes in hazardous areas identified in government hazard maps.
This refers to the editorial “Risky powers” (9/23/14), specifically the first paragraph that reads: “Since 2012, the government had been warned that a shortage of electricity was very likely by 2015. That was after the Supreme Court stopped private investors from putting up a 600-megawatt coal-fired power plant inside the Subic free port. President Aquino ignored the warning, but now he wants emergency powers to tackle a power crisis predicted inevitable in the summer of next year.”
By John Nery
After the Aug. 21, 1971 Plaza Miranda bombing, President Ferdinand Marcos suspended the writ of habeas corpus. Proclamation No. 889, which allowed the police to make arrests without warrants and to detain the arrested without charges, took effect immediately but was announced to the public only after a few days. It seems clear now that the tactic was a dress rehearsal for the full-scale imposition of martial law the following year.