Filipinos Are Incorrigible Masochists!


At Newsbreak, an online blog, Atty. Theodore Te intoned: “The Constitution is what the Supreme Court says it is.” Perhaps it is, but we did not take into account  the warnings of the people where we copied the doctrine from.  The problem with our legal learning is our uncompromising adherence to the American judicial model without examining…

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…

Does The Dead Deserve Our Respect?


“What can you say about a 25-year-old girl who died? That she was beautiful? And brilliant. That she loved Mozart and Bach. And the Beatles. And me.  Erich Segal (1937 – ), U.S.Writer.  It is said that you should talk only of good things about the dead. Thus everyone  had been gingerly treading a tightrope and overly courteous…

Why Is Rep. Lagman Afraid of the Truth?


 ‘Do you pray for the senators, Dr. Hale?  ”No, I look at the senators and I pray for the country.’ [Edward Everett Hale (1822 – 1909) U.S. author].  Congressman Edcel Lagman and his ilk of blabbering buffoons went straight to the Court house to challenge PNoy’s Adm. Order NO. 1 creating the Truth Commission. With…