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Will Filipinos stand up for Ombudsman?

Monday, 05 February 2018 16:38 Written by
SINGAPORE — Deputy Ombudsman Melchor Arthur Carandang’s preventive suspension is genius. It is indubitably not legal. But it could be made legal.In April 2010, Senior Insp. Rolando Mendoza held a bus of Hong Kong tourists at gunpoint. He asked to…

Is Manila still imperial to warrant federalism?

Monday, 05 February 2018 16:12 Written by
After Imelda Marcos’ not guilty verdict in New York in 1990, the codictator repaired to a Filipino pub for a victory fête. Filipino supporters came in humongous droves. To say that it was SRO was an understatement. Media recall: “Hindi…

Uniwide owner sues its former execs, ex-Landbank officials

Monday, 05 February 2018 15:41 Written by
The owner of the Uniwide group has sued former senior executives of the once-lucrative retailer and former officials of the Land Bank of the Philippines for allegedly defrauding him of nearly P4 billion in assets. In a complaint for qualified…

Solon to Duterte: ‘Reveal China loan terms’

Monday, 05 February 2018 15:22 Written by
Opposition lawmaker Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano has filed a House resolution calling on President Rodrigo Duterte to fully disclose the loan conditions for all projects under his much-touted “build, build, build” infrastructure program. House Resolution No. 1612 “strongly urges” Mr.…

Solon wants pork cut out of draft Constitution

Monday, 05 February 2018 15:12 Written by
This one goes well with limitless terms in parliament, but it won’t pass if former Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares can muster enough public support to shame Congress into throwing it out of the agenda for the amendment of the…

Imperial Manila becomes the Evil Empire

Monday, 05 February 2018 13:51 Written by
Proponents of federalization have repeatedly said their goal is to end the domination of Imperial Manila in our unitary system of government. Federalization will indeed eliminate Imperial Manila, but it will be replaced by the Evil Empire. History has shown…

Duterte names 19 Charter reviewers

Friday, 26 January 2018 11:04 Written by
President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed the members to the consultative committee to review the 1987 Constitution.Duterte signed on January 24 the appointment of 19 individuals as members of the committee with the former chief justice Reynato Puno as chairman.Former Sen.…

Con-ass: 2018’s biggest legal showdown

Monday, 15 January 2018 18:14 Written by
Our fate hinges on a typo. In 2017, once obscure doctrines such as martial law and writ of amparo took centerstage. The year 2018 welcomes the never before invoked provision to change the Constitution. Under Article XVII, Section 1, revision…
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