The RHB Debate Rages!


Planned Parenthood Inc., (PPI) in the U.S. A. gestated under the very concept outlined in the Reproductive Health Bill (RHB): to address maternal health, poor sexual education among Filipinos and uncontrolled childbirth. PPI is now the number one abortion provider in the U.S. RHB is a ‘Trojan’ horse that will morph into a full-pledge PPI once approved in…

Do We Have The Will To Put Ex-CJ Corona Behind Bars?


Recurring political images in the Philipines: ROLSON RODRIGUEZ, a barangay chairman of Sto. Domingo,  Binalbagan, Negros Occidental was found guilty of dishonesty and oppression.  He was dismissed from the service and stripped with all his retirement benefits and civil service eligibilities. DELSA M. FLORES, court interpreter of a regional trial court of Davao  received from the municipality of Panabo the…

The Three Stooges of EDSA 1


Our collective memories are not only short but malleable to the machinations of those who wanted to profit from the fall of the late dictator Mr. Marcos in 1986.   Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Gregorio Honasan and former President Fidel Ramos are not heroes of EDSA 1, but its villains.  They were Marcos martial law implementers whose participation in…

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.…

Remembering Martial Law Terror


I could not write better than the illustrious historian Alfred W. McCoy,  so I might as well reprint  what he had written about martial law terror of President F. Marcos 39 years ago today. “IN THE FOURTH MONTH of President Ferdinand Marcos’s martial law rule, two constabulary troopers marched a middle-aged Chinese merchant across a Manila parade…

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…