When Will Lawyers Get Obsolete?
We have a new super lawyer, Ferdinand Michael Marcos Manotoc, under BBM watch representing loaded clients like Kazuo Okada and Tony Boy Barreto Ang.
How to Tinker a Charter under BBM
JPE and Titong Mendoza and other noted constitutionalists probably were squirming in their seats while haranguing the Chair of the Constitutional Amandments etc who appears to be imbibing what the erstwhile legal luminaries were pumping in the microbrain of an action...
The Relevance of JPE
In 2013, he fielded his son, Jack, along with the tradition of dynastic bragging rights: having a descendant or sibling serving in tandem in the senate.
Will The Blue Ribbon Committee Investigate The Laptop Anomaly?
Koko Pimentel delivered a privilege speech bringing to the Senate’s attention (an anomalous DepEd transaction that has now become public knowledge) the purchases made by the PS-DBM and red-flagged by the COA worth ?2.3 Billion of laptops to be distributed to 68,000 teachers and students.
No Honeymoon for BBM
Today is the 40th day of BBM presidency. Traditionally the media grants slack on the new sitting president. The 100-day honeymoon period is enough for a president to feel the nuances of a job he himself sought thru tooth and nail.
Why Appeal for Unity is Hollow
Whenever a new regime is hatched after elections, there is a feeling of renewal or what the Castillans say esperanza. On the contrary, even the espera being sold by the PCSO lottos does not bite anymore. There is no feeling of hope when Marcos 2.0 was ushered in...
Richard Nixon dared Congress to impeach him at the outset of the Watergate scandal. He said, “let them oust me and I handed them Spiro..!” Agnew, the Veep at that time was imbroiled in tax and other unpalatable charges.
We just witnessed a first in political alliance: the melding of the North regions and the Island of Mindanao. A northern dynasty founded by a dictator a generation ago and a southern dynasty established by a current president created a political perfect storm. Are we...
A Dynasty Never Imagined by the Framers of the 1987 Constitution
After the onslaught of the Marcos Dynasty from 1965-1986, the Constitutional Commission of 1987 proscribed the formation of political dynasties participating in popular elections.