When The Crooks Invoke The Rule of Law!


During the reign of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (2001-2010), Senator Ping Lacson was charged with the murder of publicist Bubby Dacer and his driver, Emmanuel Corbito.  He cried ‘political vendetta.’  He elevated his case to the Court of Appeals up to the Supreme Court and won.  He called it the triumph of  ‘the rule of law.’ By some stroke…

Is A Compromise over Unjust Justice Possible?


The battlefield had been drawn, the war drums tapped; and swords unsheathed.  An epic battle between a corrupt Supreme Court with a very low public rating and a very popular president is unfolding.  You can predict the outcome.  But victory will come only if the jurists whose reputations had been tarnished by injudicious partisan rulings,  resign…

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…

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…

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…