Age Has Taken Over The Genius of Sen. Enrile!


Whatever goodwill Senator Juan Ponce Enrile had earned during the first day of the  impeachment proceedings totally evaporated today when he ruled that the  motions for “subpoena duces tecum and ad testificandum” filed by the prosecution against the family of Chief Justice Renato Corona are covered by “self-incrimination clause,” “marital and familial privilege” and therefore the Senate cannot issue the subpoenas.  …

The Danger of CJ Corona Acquittal!


Nothing much can be achieved in the impeachment of CJ Corona even if successful in the Senate except to sear in the public memory that a radical change in the leadership of the  Supreme Court, touted before as the “untouchable” branch of the government  is but a myth.  But surely, it will not alter the present dynamics…

Rule of Law, Blackmail, All In The Eyes of The Beholder!


Where the Supreme Court exercises its duty under the constitution, it is called “rule of law” but when Congress exercises the same function in accord with the same constitution, it is called “the mother of all blackmails”. It was a politically charge atmosphere in the House yesterday and Congressman Edcel Lagman cannot hide his displeasure over the decision…

Col. Mariano Must Have A Retinue of Rich Clientele!


“The devil can cite the Scripture for his purpose.” (Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice). It was in the case of  Navy Colonel Generoso Mariano, who wanted President Noynoy Aquino replaced through extra-constitutional process by quoting the near “scriptural bidding”  of Rizal: “If we have had bad leaders  today and in the past , it is not the…

The Missed Issues On RHB and Mr. Celdran!


The Church is under siege from politicians, and some white-knight “free thinkers” and  some  groups operating under the fringes of “Christian-based” churches, and  the “publicity-crazed” church trespasser, Mr. Carlos Celdran because of  its position on the controversial reproductive health bill under consideration in Congress. But what is the reproductive health bill all about?  It is about…