Katataspulong

Atty. Sonny Pulgar’s Blog & personal website.

Barefaced Local Corruption

In its September 14, 2003 issue, the Philippine Star reported the following: ASIA'S LARGEST CONVENTION CENTER TO BE BUILT IN SUBIC SUBIC BAY FREEPORT The Subic International Hotel (SIH), the Freeport's largest hotel, will invest P300 million for the construction of a...

One Quezon

Quezon Province, no doubt, is one big stretch of a country. A former governor once mused that Pres. Quezon, being a semi-dictator in his time, personally delineated the metes and bounds of his province, Tayabas, using a pencil in the presence of the chiefs of the...

Investors, Anyone?

The other day I was talking to a "veteran foreign investor", that is, someone who has clinched a project or two during the last twenty six years starting with the LRT and other forgettable ventures with local businessmen. He said nothing can top Marcos' time by the...

All Rise

Of all the three branches in republican government, the judiciary is unique. It is described thus because the persons appointed in it are insulated from the people's popular approval. Unlike the legislative and the presidency, the members of the courts are not...

Quo Vadis Quezon?

Now that the sound and the fury of the May 2004 elections have dissipated, where is Quezon going?It is not going to the dogs as some of us fear, but our fears are certainly real since we are going straight not to the wailing and hungry canines but to a long, cold, and...

Anti-Poor Supreme Court

The Constitution mandates that the Supreme Court shall promulgate rules and regulations that foster inexpensive litigation and the rendition of justice is conveniently made available to all. Thus, it shall (p)romulgate rules concerning the protection and enforcement...

Deadbolt

Crimes increase as education, opportunity, and property decrease. Whatever spreads ignorance, poverty and, discontent causes crime.... Criminals have their own responsibility, their own share of guilt, but they are merely the hand.... Whoever interferes with equal...

When Summer is Gone

For those approaching half a century, gary lewis and the playboys made that monster hit " i'll see you in september " The rains are with us already indicating the fading of summer. To everything there is a season. But in the tropics where we are, we only have the sun...

People’s Voice Again

With the coming elections in May, 2004, the people once again are excited since they reaffirm their supreme rule. They crane their neck in knowing who the candidates are. This coming electoral exercise is unique because the filing of certificates of candidacy is a...