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Plunder

Thursday, 15 August 2019 14:46 Written by
In the deliberation regarding the restoration of the death penalty, some have suggested including plunder among the crimes punishable in the extreme.Those suggesting this might do better recasting the law governing the crime of plunder. In recent cases, lawyers have…

Other parties can still ‘adopt’ Duterte’s son

Thursday, 08 August 2019 11:03 Written by
Even after he was already adopted by the National Unity Party (NUP), President Rodrigo Duterte’s son and Davao City Rep. Paolo Duterte welcomed invitations from colleagues to become part of other political parties.In a statement on Wednesday, the younger Duterte…

Imagine

Tuesday, 30 July 2019 11:15 Written by
THERE are things that we seem to be unsure of as a nation, and that is the answer to the question — are we better off now than we were four years ago? Clearly, the answer there would have been…

Team 2022

Tuesday, 25 June 2019 12:06 Written by
IT seems that 2022 is heating up early with about 10 names already being floated in trial balloons, whether publicly or privately. The 10 names cover national and local officials, elected and appointed. Two names will soon be added in…

Federalism and human dignity

Friday, 21 June 2019 11:57 Written by
“Sovereignty resides in the people and all government authority emanates from them.” -Article II, Sec. 1, 1987 Philippine ConstitutionSINCE its inception as a political party, the Centrist Democratic Party of the Philippines (CDP) has always been at the forefront of…

Romualdez urges support for federalism to speed up growth

Friday, 07 June 2019 12:52 Written by
MANILA, Philippines — Incoming Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez reaffirmed on Wednesday his commitment to advancing constitution reforms and urged Filipinos to support President Rodrigo Duterte in his pursuit of shifting to federalism.In a statement, Romualdez, a lawyer who is president…

In search of leaders for 18th Congress

Tuesday, 04 June 2019 12:05 Written by
SOME know-it-alls just don’t get it. Our legislative branch is bicameral, composed of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Their constituencies are different from each other. The Senate has a national constituency, elected at large and individual senators are…

Pres. DU30 should not waste his last 3 years

Tuesday, 04 June 2019 11:50 Written by
It was the first time in ages that I was out of the country during the mid-term elections as my plane left on May 11 for our family vacation in Europe. So when the results of the elections came I…
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