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’…

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…

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…

“Let Us All Work For the Good of the Nation”


I have a different view on Reyn Barnido, the blogger who made a scathing remark on the President.  While he exhibits some well-meaning concerns about the direction the present administration was pursuing, his thinking, just like the  officials of Pinoys whom he considers “parochial”,  was also insular. I am pro-PNOY and I am proud to…

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…