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Warnings for President Aquino & Co.

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.

Posted: October 2nd, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Pendulum swing

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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.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Public funds cannot be used to cut trees

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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.

Posted: September 24th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Supreme Court did not stop construction of coal plant

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.”

Posted: September 24th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Marcos was the worst (2): The SC

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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.

Posted: September 23rd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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