'As we had previously said, we are opposed to war – as we should be. But if threatened by the use of force, we should be ready to inflict, at the very least, a bloody nose on any attacker who is out to harm us.'
The Supreme Court issues a show cause order against ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno for discussing the merits of the case before the media
Is there any economic fallout from the ouster of Chief Justice Sereno last week?
'The decision and its fallout will prove to be a series of teachable moments, for members of the profession, for law students, and for the public'
Bago natin ihalal ang tambay na kapitbahay o ang bagitong ambisyoso sa Mayo 14, alamin muna kung gaano kalaking kapangyarihan at pondo ang ipagkakatiwala natin sa kanila
By putting undue pressure on candidates to do something that might affect their candidacy, Director General Oscar Albayalde is intervening in the elections.
Before we elect the neighborhood 'tambay' or the ambitious political startup on May 14, know how much funds and powers we're entrusting them with
The Chief Justice can issue a statement rejecting her removal. But instead of asserting that she is still Chief Justice, she can say in her statement that she will once again take a leave of absence and return to the Court at the right time.
Maraming gustong tumakbo. Mahigit isang milyong katao. Marahil, isa sa bawat 50 botante sa bansang ito, kandidato. Nagmamalaking madaling lapitan, madaling kapitan si Kapitan.
In a highly stratified society like ours, what we need to argue about is whether the success of the few have been achieved at the expense of the many
If history indeed is the final and fair judge, those who vote against the quo warranto petition will be judged by future generations as people who put institution and country above themselves
It is also considered electioneering and a partisan political activity because it is ‘an act designed to promote the…defeat of a particular candidate or candidates to a public office’
If you are really honest about it and sit back to evaluate Mayor’s presidential run so far, if you sift through all the narratives and remove the fake and the irrelevant, to concentrate on what is actual, you have to reach the conclusion that he has been a failure.
As we prepare to celebrate World Press Freedom Day, we try to take stock not only of our freedom to tell stories and speak truth to power, but also of our new world that we assume appreciates such freedom
The Boracay closure follows the familiar pattern of Duterte's approach to addressing complex crisis situations. The approach relies heavily on police and military action, and projects Duterte as a tough, no-nonsense leader.
This is not the time for pronouncements sweetened only by your saccharine but empty rhetoric. The lives of thousands of Filipino workers and their families are at stake.
Threats to a free press have returned in different forms. There is no other way ahead but to stay the course.
What is disgusting about these two is not just that they encourage the worst instincts of people, they themselves are stuck in the mire, the stinky bottom
Bakit inuuna natin ang pagpapasulat ng mga pangalan na parang kumikislot na bulate? Bigyan muna ng prayoridad ang iba pang mas mahalaga.
‘Instead of thinking of forever as being rooted in the same partnership until death, think of it as having 2 or 3 relationships with the same person throughout your lives,’ relationship expert Esther Perel
Isang araw pagkatapos ng cremation, isinaboy ko sa Thailand Gulf, sa ilalim ng malamlam na sikat ng araw, ang mga labi ng taong nagdulot ng kahulugan sa buhay ko sa nakalipas na limang taon
Madalas ko siyang biruin na maaari niyang pagsisihan ang pagpili sa isang partner na 17 taon ang tanda sa kanya – siya ang magiging taga-alaga ko sa aking pagtanda. Ang sagot naman niya, pinasimple na ng adult diaper ang gawaing ito.
Now we’ve run out of subsidized rice – the first time this has happened since NFA’s creation in 1972, or in nearly 50 years
We all aspire for the truth and we are all benefited if people can agree on the facts and the truth. We don’t need fake news to identify real news.
The day after the cremation, under a soft sunlight in the Gulf of Thailand, I committed the remains of the person who had provided the meaning of my existence over the last 5 years to the sea
When with friends, I kidded her that she might eventually regret having a partner 17 years older than her since she would end up taking care of me in my old age, to which she replied that adult diapers had greatly simplified that task
The President pushes for joint development in South China Sea. But China has no similar deal with any country in Southeast Asia where claims overlap
Sexual reprobates, like these two presidents, like their women weak and submissive to hide their impending impotence but, more importantly, because they want to conceal what they are terrified of: strong women
The law is not perfect and has exploitable loopholes, but having it in the first place, even in its diluted form, is already next to miraculous
As the Boracay example illustrates, policymaking without planning makes for needless chaos, confusion, and destruction
Noon, kontrolado pa ng opisyal o ahensiya kung paano lulunsad sa platform ang impormasyon. Ngayon, napakadaling sumingaw at magpasingaw. Isang naka-public na status, isang umaatikabong screenshot, hayun, viral.
These guys are hanging onto the pickup boot camp promise that they can go from zero to stud hero by listening to ‘experts,’ whose only advantage over them was their better hair, shoes, and clothes
This is not just about the vice presidency. Every lie, fact-twisting, and misinformation systematically and relentlessly sowed by the Marcos camp is corrosive to the people’s faith in our electoral process.
In the mad rush to get the tax reform law going, government may have inadvertently trampled on and railroaded the poor
The body that vets appointees to the judiciary didn't follow its own rule that candidates for chief justice submit all past SALNs
My disability has led me to learn to accept how life can be arbitrary. There are many things I can be grateful for and there are many things I have to just accept and overcome.
With Uber out of the way, Grab now enjoys monopoly status in many Southeast Asian countries such as the Philippines. This loss of competition will almost surely mean fewer choices, higher fares, and lousier service for Pinoy commuters.
Inaasahan ko nang maraming maglalagay ng #BisitaIglesia sa kanikanilang status, kasunod ang #blessed o #saved o #amen.... At palagay ko, wala namang masama rito. Ano ba naman kung isabay ang pagliliwaliw sa pamamanata?
The statement of President Duterte that he will step down in 2022 even if a federal constitution is passed is as good as his campaign promise to ride a jet ski to the Spratlys
We must be ready to actively participate in the hearings and consultations to be initiated by the Consultative Committee
No democratic country with an existing unitary-presidential setup has been crazy enough to make these constitutional overhauls at the same time
If the problem is pollution, why the singular focus on Boracay? If the problem is congestion, why allow the construction of new, giant commercial developments? If the problem is lack of competition, why allow entrants in some industries like telco but not in casinos?
The realities that necessitate divorce include: violence, infidelity, and abandonment. Instead of providing comfort, religion brings only oppression when often a romanticized image of the family is used against even the most dysfunctional relationships.
Arroyo’s midnight appointment of Corona as chief justice and Aquino’s choice for his replacement caused tectonic shifts
When women themselves reinforce this misogynistic culture by downplaying, excusing, or applauding it, they participate in their own oppression
Electoral fraud is about increasing or decreasing the votes received by a candidate such that a losing candidate is made to appear the winner. Senator Sotto has failed to show proofs such happened.
Bans, prohibitions, and crackdowns are some of Duterte’s favorite economic policies. But bans are the ultimate form of market regulation, and government should use them cautiously, not rashly.
I have stories to write, goals to achieve, men to fall in love with (maybe I should include women? It is 2018, afterall), memories to make and many hearts to break along the way. My to-do list is a long one.
Bukod sa niretokeng mukha ng politiko at walang saysay na mensahe, marami pang sinasabi sa atin, though subliminally, ang basurang tarpo o tarpaulin na naglipana sa ating mga kalye at eskinita.
President Rodrigo Duterte has turned messaging upside down, stoking endless controversy and exposing his paltry policy vision