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Calling Tito Sotto an idiot is no cybercrime

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The decision of the Supreme Court upholding much of the Cybercrime Prevention Act, including the online libel provision inserted by a now haughty Sen. Tito Sotto, has provoked countless panicked, confused responses.

Posted: February 20th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

RH ‘Pacific Rim’: Jardeleza duels Abad

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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.

Posted: August 9th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Please don’t cut trees; plant them

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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.

Posted: June 14th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Rejoinders: Pacman, Sotto, atbp.

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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.

Posted: January 7th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Sotto in the Senate for the glamour and power?

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.

Posted: October 22nd, 2012 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Sotto and RH bill

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SOTTO GETS EMOTIONAL. Majority Leader Vicente “Tito” Sotto III became emotional while delivering his “turno en contra” on the reproductive health bill on Aug. 13. Sotto was in tears as he told the story of his firstborn son who died five months after birth. JOSEPH VIDAL/SENATE PRIV

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

Posted: September 8th, 2012 in Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

Hearsay

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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.

Posted: August 20th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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