Katataspulong

Atty. Sonny Pulgar’s Blog & personal website.

The Office of the Ombudsman as Political Tool

The 1935 Constitution has nothing on the Office of the Ombudsman as it was of Swedish provenance created in 1809-10 and has been copied in various forms in Scandinavia, New Zealand,, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Israel and in certain sates in the United States and...

Jueteng Money Killed Polly Pobeda

This has been the suspicion of many -- that jueteng money killed Polly Pobeda. Polly's many diatribes dealt centrally on illegal gambling in Lucena City, among other exposes he dished out daily in his radio program, NOSI BALASI. He had consistently criticized the...

Hukuman at Katarungan

Karaniwang inirereklamo ng madlang pipol ay ang katiwalian at di-kwalipikadong mga mahistrado na bumubuo ng ating mga hukuman mula sa ibaba hanggang paitaas. Isa na rito ang di nalalaunang paghirang ng isang dating kongresman sa Pinakamataas na Hukuman. Subali't hindi...

Henchmen

They go with many other names. Gofers, moneybags, hangers-on, flies, factotums, sycophants, minions and many others. With this country's population running amuck, unemployment equally goes berserk. We have the biggest number of unemployed in South East Asia. Where do...

Good People

"Good people are resented for their virtue. And because they make everyone around them feel even worse about themselves, they need to be taught a lesson " (DOGVILLE, Lars von Trier) Have we reached the apex of misery that we hate good people all around us? Good people...

Intervention Granted

This is a postcript to the power plant realty tax dodgers in quezon province. i just want you to know that the motion for intervention which we at the sentro ng agapay legal sa quezon have filed before the mauban, quezon rtc was finally admitted over the furious...

The Agony of Danding

"The right merchant is one who has the just average of faculties we call common sense; a man of a strong affinity for facts, who makes up his decision on what he has seen. He is thoroughly persuaded of the truths of arithmetic. There is always a reason, in the man,...

What If Your Correspondent is on the Payroll of the News Subject?

This is a valid question especially where the news reports call for an objective narration of what exactly happened in an event that comes close to the heart of the press: the death of a broadcaster. There is no denying the fact that, true, media practitioners must...

A Bicolano Betrayal

" 'Tis not seasonable to call a man a traitor that has an army at his heels." John Selden (1584-1654), British jurist, statesman. "Traitor," Table Talk (1686). We pride ourselves with our regionalistic inclinations. We identify ourselves with our friends, relatives,...