Joaquin Bernas - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Joaquin Bernas


‘Vice President does not enjoy immunity’

Jun 05, 2015 - 8:00 AM

If sued for plunder Jejomar Binay will make history as the first vice president to be hauled to court

Aquino wants Cha-Cha? ‘Give it a rest’ – Palace

Aug 27, 2014 - 8:59 PM

Palace Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda says the President is only in the consultation stage regarding charter change

TWO MORE YEARS. Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda says President Benigno Aquino III is not focused on charter change, and instead is addressing the problems of today. Malacañang Photo Bureau

‘Recovering’ Miriam might run for president

Aug 27, 2014 - 5:07 PM

The senator takes her cue from constitutionalist Joaquin Bernas who told President Aquino not to seek a second term and give Miriam naman a chance

RECOVERING. Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago says she has licked cancer and might run for president if enough people support her. File photo by Romeo Bugante/Senate PRIB

Aquino told to give way to 'other good people'

Aug 26, 2014 - 10:01 PM

Constitutionalist Joaquin Bernas one of those who drafted the 1987 Constitution says if the President pursues a second term that may be his undoing

NO TO TERM EXTENSION. Constitutionalist Fr Joaquin Bernas says it President Benigno Aquino III should not touch the provisions on extending term limits. Photo by Anthony Coloma, SJ

Raissa Robles defends DAP for Aquino?

Aug 02, 2014 - 2:45 PM

‘Why did so many people repeat the visibly weak theory including countless lawyers?’

The gaps in the Supreme Court’s DAP ruling

Jul 19, 2014 - 4:40 PM

There are 4 gaps that leave critical questions hanging and issues unresolved on the DAP controversy This is how the decision could be wanting for non lawyers

Why impeach raps vs Aquino over DAP won't fly

Jul 03, 2014 - 4:34 PM

Is there legal basis to impeach President Benigno Aquino III?

FULL SUPPORT. President Benigno Aquino III with Senate President Franklin Drilon and Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

Cha-cha by legislation: Constitutional or not?

Feb 26, 2014 - 7:00 AM

Retired SC Justices: Amending economic provisions must go through a Constituent Assembly

Hard questions on PDAF and DAP

Oct 07, 2013 - 8:23 AM

DAP disbursements made upon recommendation by senators and other legislators were illegal

DAP: 'Budget within a budget, illegal'

Oct 02, 2013 - 1:55 PM

Former Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says government can t use savings to augment a non existing item in the budget

CONSTITUTIONAL. Malacañang defends President Benigno Aquino III's use of the government's savings. File photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

Bernas refutes bishop's RH claims

Sep 10, 2012 - 1:25 PM

Jesuit constitutionalist Fr Joaquin Bernas criticizes a bishop s very narrow understanding of pluralism in relation to the Reproductive Health bill

CBCP hits Bernas over RH bill

Aug 31, 2012 - 10:51 AM

The Reproductive Health bill is not against religious freedom the CBCP says as it debunks a supposed claim by the Jesuit constitutionalist

Drilon, Santiago turn down CJ nominations

Jun 28, 2012 - 2:59 PM

18 nominees have said no to the race for the highest position in the judiciary


Corona verdict: 5 issues for senator-judges

May 28, 2012 - 7:02 AM

To convict or to acquit? Here are 5 key questions senators will answer as they decide on Corona s fate