Tony La Viña

Tony La Viña

Nov 2018
THOUGHT LEADERS 04:00pm, Nov 30, 2018
[OPINION] Pablo Virgilio David: The shepherd of Caloocan

President Duterte unleashed his most recent tirade against the Catholic Church by accusing Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David of stealing Church donations and using them for his own personal ...

THOUGHT LEADERS 12:05am, Nov 17, 2018
[OPINION] To Yesha and the Ramos children

There is nothing more painful than the untimely passing of someone we know. For the bereaved family and his relatives, it is unbearably painful knowing that he is gone forever, never to return. ...

Oct 2018
THOUGHT LEADERS 05:22pm, Oct 11, 2018
[ANALYSIS] Leila de Lima and the Nobel Peace Prize

On October 5, 2018, the Norwegian Nobel Committee, a 5-member committee appointed by the Parliament of Norway, awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize to campaigners against rape in warfare, Nadia ...

THOUGHT LEADERS 11:32am, Oct 05, 2018
[ANALYSIS] At stake in Trillanes amnesty case

Proclamation No. 75 was issued by former president Noynoy Aquino granting amnesty to active and former military personnel who participated in the Oakwood mutiny, the Marines standoff and the ...

Sep 2018
THOUGHT LEADERS 09:00am, Sep 05, 2018
[ANALYSIS] Voiding Trillanes' amnesty: Illegal, unwise, immoral

In issuing Proclamation No. 572, the President revoked the amnesty granted to Senator Sonny Trillanes for being void ab initio on the ground that he did not comply with the "minimum requirements to ...

THOUGHT LEADERS 09:16am, Sep 03, 2018
[ANALYSIS] Unjust to De Lima, unjust to all

Perhaps it is an instructional coincidence that 2 days before the Supreme Court denied Senator Leila de Lima’s motion for reconsideration to allow her to appear in the oral arguments on the ICC ...

Aug 2018
THOUGHT LEADERS 01:00pm, Aug 17, 2018
[OPINION] Lawyers of the Philippines, unite!

Last night, in the blog of the European Journal of International Law, I saw this disturbing headline – “Young Philippine Lawyers Arrested Today for “Obstruction of Justice” in the Philippines ...

May 2018
THOUGHT LEADERS 01:08pm, May 09, 2018
[OPINION] The options of Chief Justice Sereno

In the next few days, our constitutional system could find itself at a crossroad. Out of respect for the Supreme Court and its members, I will not speculate on the voting on the quo warranto case ...

Dec 2017
THOUGHT LEADERS 07:30pm, Dec 09, 2017
[OPINION] TRAIN at a crossroads on a coal tax

The Department of Finance has described the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) program as the first package of the comprehensive tax to correct several deficiencies in the tax system ...

THOUGHT LEADERS 10:00am, Dec 06, 2017
[OPINION] Slippery slope of diminishing judicial independence

The Supreme Court’s unparalleled move to allow a member of the Court to appear before a committee of a co-equal branch and testify against no less than the highest magistrate of the land is one that ...