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Secretary Pabaya

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Secretary PabayaA developed country, according to Enrique Penalosa, the mayor of Bogota, Colombia, is not a place where the poor have cars. It’s where the rich use public...

Good faith, regularity, and innocence

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Good faith, regularity, and innocenceIn the determination of criminal, civil and/or administrative liability, the judicial or quasi-judicial tribunal takes into account certain legal presumptions...

Worse than PDAF

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Worse than PDAFPresident Aquino, with a forked tongue, said that he was not interested in a second term. He should have stopped there if he were true to his parents’...

Runaway email

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Runaway emailI found in my work email yesterday morning about 60 emails on a common thread from various people.  It was very easy to spot the emails because they all had...

Charter change and the vice presidency

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Charter change and the vice presidencyThe 1987 Constitution certainly needs some amendments.  While the charter provided initial relief from an authoritarian regime, present times show that some...

Drilon assisted Abad with leading questions

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Drilon assisted Abad with leading questionsGiven the intensity of public feeling against the Disbursement Acceleration Program, Secretary of Budget and Management Florencio Abad, the program’s...

The right to be forgotten

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The right to  be forgottenThe scion of American constitutional law, Philippine constitutional tradition has accorded the freedom of the press an almost unsurpassable rank in our hierarchy...

The vaccination challenge

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The vaccination challengeCall it the Thirteen Million-Person March and it will happen this month.

The power of judicial review

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The power  of judicial reviewIn a press briefing where Chief Justice Maria Lourdes A. Sereno displayed her mettle—independence of mind, a fierce loyalty to the Constitution and grace...

Therapy as ministry

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Therapy as ministryIt won’t be a stretch to think of behavioral therapy as an expensive option, available only to families of children with special needs who have more than...

Grace and geeks

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Grace and geeksI am not a fan of Senator Grace Poe, but I must grant that what she did last Friday gave the concept of “senate investigation” more gravitas.

Bashing Binay

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Bashing BinayWho wants to bash Vice President Jejomar Binay? Certainly his political rivals in the 2016 presidential elections want to. That is a given; the Vice President is,...

Pulling down an innocent man

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Pulling down an innocent manThis column truly wonders whether those people in the Commission on Audit are escapees from the national psychiatric hospital or are raving mad dogs unleashed by...

Reform imperatives, according to FVR

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Reform imperatives, according to FVRThis is the third and final part of a series of columns I have been writing on a speech Fidel V. Ramos (FVR), my former boss when he was president from 1992-1996,...

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