12 WAYS DE LIMA IS INNOCENT & PERSECUTED

I REGULARLY POST news items about Senator Leila de Lima. Her cause is one I have seriously backed, because hers is one of the most nefarious cases of injustice I have ever witnessed. She deserves to be heard. She has been imprisoned for 1 year and 10 months now and most likely will be kept

ANG SALN ISSUE, QUO WARRANTO & BANTA SA JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE …SA MADALING SALITA

*I originally posted this on Facebook in response to a request.  I was asked to define Quo Warranto and explain its implications in the simplest possible terms. This was my reply. It has since been shared 4,786 times and has received over 3,000 comments and reactions. I suppose it struck a chord. I’m posting it

Dishonorable

FIVE JUSTICES WHO accused Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno of various offenses in the House Justice Committee have, despite the repeated entreaties of the public, refused to inhibit themselves from the Quo Warranto action filed against her. Their names: Teresita de Castro, Noel Tijam, Lucas Bersamin, Francis Jardeleza, Diosdado Peralta. CJ Sereno last week filed

Focus

REY UMALI wants us to believe that he has the goods. Comparing the Corona impeachment trial with his present case, he is “more than proud and confident” that he has “complete evidence” against CJ Meilou Sereno. He almost erupts with glee at it. How ungentlemanly. STRONG CASE? Still, if the House Committee on Justice has

“I Stand for Judicial Independence”

SOMETHING IS HAPPENING. There is a quiet resistance taking place, a stonewalling, a pushback against presumptuous power. Folks are standing up to a bully, and it feels good. MIDAS At some point on the evening of March 10, judges all over the country started posting this statement on their social media accounts: It is a

By Hook or by Crook

THE LATEST PLOY against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno is creative and sounds impressive, but it is, in fact, absolutely witless. QUO WARRANTO Eligio Mallari, president of the group Vanguard of the Philippine Constitution, has requested Solicitor General Jose Calida to file quo warranto proceedings against the Chief Justice. He says it is the easiest

‘YoKo Na!

I BEGAN WARNING against Rodrigo Duterte in 2015, when Cham Clowder was a wee voice in the blogosphere, infinitesimal even next to “very minor” PAB, who came on the scene later. In Short Memories (June 12, 2015), I wrote: Also a matter of concern is the rising popularity of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as a possible future tenant