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Trick or Treat for kids in need on Halloween

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Election lawyer Romulo Macalintal reacted to last Monday’s column (2/27/14) on the case of Mayor Miguel Rivilla of Paniqui, Tarlac, who is apparently being railroaded out of his seat. “Maganda ang column mo on the Rivilla case,” Macalintal wrote in praise of it, adding:

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘Bikini girls’ didn’t kill privacy on Facebook!

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Privacy is not dead on Facebook! The Supreme Court ruling rejecting the “bikini girls’” privacy claim against St. Theresa’s College in Cebu City has been exaggerated and taken out of context in some reports. The ruling is sound, but I wish it were clearer that it had little to do with Facebook or currently debated social media privacy issues.

Posted: October 27th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Legal philosophy

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Interestingly, my column last Sunday (“SC tops SWS poll”) elicited—aside from the usual Twitter-type, knee-jerk reactions—lengthy and perceptive comments on the need to know the legal philosophy of Supreme Court justices.

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

SC tops SWS poll

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The Supreme Court topped the latest SWS public satisfaction poll (conducted on Sept. 26-29) of the major government institutions, with 32 percent net satisfaction rating (54 percent satisfied minus 22 percent dissatisfied), followed by the Senate, 28 percent; House of Representatives, 21 percent; and Cabinet, 18 percent.

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Questions raised by SC decision on Ong’s dismissal

That the Supreme Court has finally come out with a decision dismissing Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Gregory Ong is very welcome news (“SC sacks Napoles justice,” Front Page, 9/24/14). But before we fall all over each other in praising the high court, look at the way the votes went: eight for, five against, and two abstentions. […]

Posted: October 18th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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