If the justices of the Supreme Court are minded to say that President Benigno Aquino shouldn’t have bypassed the Senate in signing the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement, they should come right out and say so.
By Oscar Franklin Tan
Acting Solicitor General Florin Hilbay’s first case was defending the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement at the Supreme Court last Nov. 18.
Bayan Muna and several activist groups constantly hold rallies near the US Embassy, Roxas Boulevard, where they block a whole stretch of the road going south. As a commuter, I am disgusted with these groups for causing inconvenience and discomfort to the public, most especially to commuters and motorists.
Zugzwang.That’s the term for a situation in a chess game where a player is forced to make a move that will only worsen his position. That’s close to the situation in which the Philippines’ top chess player, Wesley So, finds himself as he approaches the middle game of what has so far been a very promising career.
By Solita Collas-Monsod
July 4 is now celebrated as Philippine-American Friendship Day. But until I was married and had two children, the Philippines celebrated its Independence Day on July 4, because it was on that day in 1946 that the United States recognized our independence and relinquished its sovereignty over the Philippine Islands.