Friday, August 01, 2014

All Eagle eyes by Tony La Vina

A mixed state of the nation

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A mixed state of the nationYesterday, President Benigno Aquino III delivered his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA). As expected, he highlighted the successes and achievements of his...

Novel legal issues in Solgen petition

6 days ago | 0 comment
Novel legal issues in Solgen petitionThe petition for certiorari and mandamus filed by Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza seeking to stop President Benigno Aquino from appointing a new member of the...

Servants, leaders

10 days ago | 0 comment
Servants, leaders“Servant-leaders” is a phrase coined by Robert K. Greenleaf in The Servant as Leader, first published in 1970. In that essay, he said: “The...

Misunderstanding the DAP decision

13 days ago | 0 comment
Misunderstanding the DAP decisionLast Monday, July 14, President Aquino addressed the nation to convey his reaction to the decision by the Supreme Court declaring some acts under the Disbursement...

War of the branches

17 days ago | 0 comment
War of the branchesI am alarmed at some statements that have been made against the Supreme Court by officials of the executive department and Congress because of the Priority...

Accountability for the DAP

20 days ago | 0 comment
Accountability for the DAPIn the aftermath of the Supreme Court decision on the DAP; impeachment of the President is the cry of some; for others, the filing of criminal charges against...

DAP, not impoundment of budget

24 days ago | 0 comment
DAP, not impoundment of budgetThis is the second of a series of columns on the Disbursement Acceleration Program. Today, I focus on the reasoning of a unanimous Supreme Court that declared...

Understanding the DAP decision

27 days ago | 0 comment
Understanding the DAP decisionThe Supreme Court decision declaring certain acts under the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) unconstitutional is potentially revolutionary.

Defending an independent Judiciary

about 1 month ago | 0 comment
Defending an independent JudiciaryWith the PDAF cases now filed in the Sandiganbayan, expect a crescendo of criticisms against the Judiciary as the justices assigned to these big corruption cases...

Aftermath of Bonn climate talks

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Aftermath of Bonn climate talksThe UN climate change talks held last June 4-15 in Bonn, Germany brought together nearly 2,000 officials and representatives from 182 countries. They were joined...

Malacañang’s constitutional lapse

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Malacañang’s constitutional lapseRecently the Palace again went on the defensive when the President failed to fill up the vacancy due to the appointment of Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang as the...

Reforming the confirmation process

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Reforming the confirmation processFinally after four years in office Justice Sec. Leila De Lima’s, Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman’s, and DENR Sec. Ramon Paje;s appointments...

The jailing of Senator Enrile

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The jailing of Senator EnrileAs was expected by most, including the would-be accused, the Ombudsman filed plunder charges before the Sandiganbayan against Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy...

The Bonn climate talks

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The Bonn climate talksI am in Bonn, Germany this week for climate change talks, a two-week conference that serves as a preparation for the more important yearly Conference of the...

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