By Oscar Franklin Tan
Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza preempted justices’ recurring questions, going on the offense on Day 3 (Aug. 6) of the Reproductive Health Act oral arguments in the Supreme Court.
By Neal H. Cruz
Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile’s resignation as Senate President was a surprise even to his closest allies, Senators Jinggoy Estrada and Tito Sotto. The best thing in JPE’s privilege speech that day was not the resignation itself but his call for a transparent audit of Senate finances.
By John Nery
Allow me to tie up some loose ends from 2012, stories and letters which have nagged at me for some time. Let me start with the most recent.
To relax after a hard day’s work, I read the Inquirer and came across Cathy Yamsuan’s article, “Stressed out, Sotto thinks of quitting Senate majority post” (Inquirer, 10/11/12). I usually do not read any article about Senator Tito Sotto because I think it would either be just a waste of time or simply insulting to the intelligence of the reader, but that article caught my fancy and I decided to read on. Only to realize that this was yet the best of Sotto. Reading the article got me so worked up that I had to give this feedback.
By Oscar F. Picazo
Sen. Vicente Sotto III’s use without citation of a blog by Sarah Pope on the safety of pills has landed him in hot water, with allegations of plagiarism
By Conrado de Quiros
Tito Sotto asked for it. With no small irony: He just had a ringside view on how to self-destruct when Renato Corona appeared before the impeachment court and made an absolute fool of himself. Which was what sealed his doom when it still seemed salvageable. Sotto didn’t seem to have learned from it. He appeared before the Senate himself and delivered a privilege speech on the Reproductive Health bill, thinking he would deliver the coup de grace on it. He ended up delivering the coup de grace—on himself.