Tony La Viña

Tony La Viña

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 ...


Nov 2017
THOUGHT LEADERS 03:23pm, Nov 23, 2017
[OPINION] Gadon crumbles, will House fall with him?

On Wednesday, November 22, the House committee on justice, chaired by Representative Reynaldo Umali, conducted its first hearing on the impeachment of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. After ...


Oct 2017
THOUGHT LEADERS 10:00am, Oct 16, 2017
[OPINION] Confrontation at the Senate

Second of two parts | Part 1: Fake news, bad views, and society’s loss In the Senate hearing last October 4, traditional media came out well while the pro-Duterte bloggers gave the impression of ...


THOUGHT LEADERS 01:48pm, Oct 15, 2017
[OPINION] Fake news, bad views, and society’s loss

First of two parts The issue of fake news is personal and political for me. As an individual, I like my freedom and would want to be always free to express my opinion. That includes promoting my ...


THOUGHT LEADERS 01:21pm, Oct 12, 2017
[OPINION] A trio of great patriots and leaders: Wash Sycip, Dina Abad, Fr Archie Intengan

This past week, the country lost 3 great leaders: businessman Washington Sycip, 96 years old; activist and educator Henedina Abad, 62 years with us; and Jesuit priest and revolutionary Fr Archie ...