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…

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…