Opening Statement Before The Senate Impeachment of Chief Justice Corona


Honorable Senators sitting as impeachment court, ladies and gentlemen in the galleries, citizens of the republic and friends. Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, and President of Pixar, in 2005, five years before he died said: “Don’t be trapped with dogma,  which is living with the results of others’ thinking.  Don’t let the noise of others’…

The Ghost of UP Malcolm Hall!


Malcolm Hall houses  the UP College of Law in Diliman, Quezon City.  It was named after Justice George Malcolm of the colonial Supreme Court.  Though the college  was established in 1911 at UP Padre Faura,  it was only in 1948 where its facilities and its huge law library were transferred to its present site in UP Diliman Campus.…

TC Abolition, A Judicial Blackmail!


I cannot properly situate myself over the decision of the SCORP, declaring EO No. 1 creating the Truth Commission by President Aquino, unconstitutional, much that I would like to take side on the issue. Creating the TC headed by  EX-CJ  Hilario Davide, Jr., and retired Justice Romeo Callejo Jr. to investigate GMA, is like choosing…

SCORP Justices Must All Resign To Resolve The Crisis!


Thomas Jefferson If there is a constitutional crisis in the Republic, the Supreme Court of the Republic of the Philippines (SCORP) has brought it upon the country-  it has only itself to blame.  It is all right for an individual to have an ego as huge as the Himalayan trenches,  but if an institution like…

SCORP Is In Revolt Over Funds!


SCORP’s  feather is ruffled over the budget proposal that hikes only one BILLION of its previous budget from what it  perceived requirement of P27.1 Billion for 2011. Malacanang submitted to Congress on August 24 a P14.3  Billion budget for the judiciary which was one billion more than its previous budget and the SCORP, through its…

Same Side of the Coin, aka, Noynoy’s Oathtaking!


I was for Senator   Noynoy  Aquino,  though I am in America and during  his campaign  I  have  twice remitted small amount of money through his  Yellow  and  Honest Movement, Inc.     Noynoy and his teammate Sen. Mar Roxas won by wide margin from the U.S.-Pinoy electorate. I could only guess that if half of those who…