“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

Junk the Junk

EARLY IN MONDAY’S proceedings, House Justice Committee chair Rey Umali took umbrage at Joshua Santiago and Aldwin Salumbides, CJ Maria Lourdes Sereno’s counsel and spokespersons, who at a weekend forum branded the committee sessions a “dog and pony show.” “If I may just enjoin the lawyers, please respect this impeachment committee lest we will be forced

Liable?

DID YOU HEAR about that “RevGov rally” that took place on November 7 at the Quezon Memorial Circle? Vivian Velez and her Network Revolution made a call on social media for the DDS to converge at the grandstand at 2 pm. There would be a short program after which they would form a human chain around the

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The Way of the Fool

THE BIBLICAL BOOK OF PROVERBS says there are only two paths before us: the way of the wise and the way of the fool. The way of the wise takes the enlightened path of God, while the way of the fool slogs through the murk of prideful choices. There is no middle ground. “The fear of the Lord

Oh C’mon

THREE THINGS ARE choking me up these days: the Bautista teleserye, the Customs fiasco, and the lamentable flaccidity of Alan Peter Cayetano. MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE  I don’t give a hoot about the lurid details of the Tish-Andy controversy. A lot goes on in a marriage that can’t be or shouldn’t have to be explained

Again

I’VE HEARD THE arguments and I agree, it’s an option. But I don’t feel it’s the best one, or that it’s even warranted now. Martial law will spark rancor perhaps until my generation dies out. We were the “martial law babies” raised in the Marcos dictatorship, whose vistas and opportunities were constricted from the moment we could walk. We were the

Revolutionary Government?

THE PHILIPPINE STAR’S early report did not say who distributed the “Declaration of the Revolutionary Government” at the April 2 Palit Bise indignation rally. it only cautiously stated that these folks were “likely not [the] Duterte supporters” who called for the protest action. It did not reveal its basis for that conclusion. The Philippine Daily Inquirer’s later item, however, stated that it was the

End Impunity

MARCOS IS BURIED and there are suddenly scads of forgiving people around me. I’m surprised I never saw them before. They are not only visible now, they are preaching. Imagine that. I post #neveragain #neverforget and the comments come flying in. They tell me to “move on,” to “forgive and forget and be blessed,” that “Christ