SC Decision On Hacienda Luisita, A Deodorizer!


Though coming from a family without single hectare of farmland into our name, I can be passionate about the effect of the recent SC decision parceling out the 6,000 hectares Hacienda Luisita  (HL) to some 6,296 farmers. Not that the high tribunal’s decision came after a long deep slumber in the court which had earlier decreed…

Legal Fornication, aka, RP Judicial System!


According to Newsbreak, the Sandiganbayan has withdrawn the arrest issued against Jaime Dichaves, co-defendant of former President Joseph Estrada in the plunder of P4.1 billion in 2002. Dichaves was abroad and probably had left after he was impleaded as co-defendant  of the former President.   The recall of the warrant was issued “in absentia.” Just like what the Court…

Corruption Is In Their Genes.. (aka, Anak Ng Jueteng!)


In the last years of U.S. rule, this synergy of provincial politics, police corruption, and illegal gambling led to a succession of scandals.  But few could equal the spectacular, yearlong controversy that erupted in Iloilo, then the country’s second largest city.  In June 1928 two rising media magnates, Eugenio and Fernando Lopez launched their first newspaper,…

CBCP and PNOY Partnership! Or “Are We Becoming Monkeys Again?”


There is a concerted effort by the media and cyberspace kibitzers to drive a wedge between the President and the Bishops by summoning even an archaic constitutional doctrine of “separation between the church and state.”  But they are bound to fail.  Simeon Benigno Aquino, is a church’s poster boy who is much willing to accommodate…