NY Times Mistook The Philippines A Vassal Archipelago Of The U.S.


Some 8509 miles from across the globe, New York Times counseled President Benigno Simeon Aquino to step down from power after  2016 because the fragile democracy in the country is in peril if he amends the constitution to   run again and to clip the powers of the Supreme Court. This unsolicited advice betrays a certain…

Is The Term Limit Unconstitutional? Or Does It Remove The Power From the People?


Filipinos value the American constitutional traditions but are turned off by the fundamental mechanics that nurture these constitutional values.  Part of this “value” recognition is the habit of the Supreme Court of the Philippines to cite American jurisprudence on constitutional law whenever it is confronted with constitutional questions itself.  The classic case of Marbury v. Madison…

Representative Government Is At Peril At The Hands Of the Courts!


In the light of what I called the overreaching of the judiciary on purely executive terrain as the implementation of the Development Acceleration Program of the incumbent administration (DAP an economic/policy issue and not a judicial issue), I would like to share the summary of Coercing Virtue by Robert H. Bork printed on the dust jacket…

Or Why The SC and Its Apologists Should Take A Hike!


The executive department is accountable to the people, the judiciary is not. Its power must not be co-equal with the President, if we have to maintain the principle that sovereignty resides in the people. That, in gist is a Jeffersonian philosophy. The spirit of republicanism is essentially this: every empowered bureaucrat should be within the…

The False Narrative of 19th Century And The Rhetorics of the 20th Century


The left-leaning groups and the misty-eyed dreamers of the country  continue to spew rhetoric over the desire of the Americans to enslave the Philippines by renegotiating a possible US troops and armaments buildup in the country as a counterweight to China’s threat in the region. These “misguided”  were rehashing the narrative of Renato Constantino and Claro…

Prosperous Martial Law Years Was An Illusion, Estrada-Binay, Are Marcos Clones!


As Bongbong Marcos gears for the 2016 presidential elections, social media networking sites are littered with pro-Marcos sentiments on how prosperous the country was during the era of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos. These misguided were not aware that the country at the time Marcos fled to Hawaii, was heavily in debt of US$25 Billion. The…