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

Ignorance

AND SO THE REFRAIN these days is that the CHR has completely failed because it protects criminals but not their victims. It’s so ubiquitous, I’ve got LSS. It’s sung by government officers from the chief executive to the clerks; but it’s loudest in the House of Representatives where 119 members voted last week to grant 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

“They have forgotten about him.”

“THEY HAVE FORGOTTEN about him,” says Luzviminda Siapo. She was talking about her 19-year old son, Raymart, who was abducted and murdered on March 29, 2017 by 14 hooded and masked men. The boy was disabled. He had club feet, but witnesses say that his killers ordered him to run. Confused and afraid, Raymart merely

Justice for All

WE KNOW KIAN. His story has assailed us since that bloody Wednesday night when he died. We narrate every stage of his final moments like folks at a wake, telling and retelling how he left the world. It helps ease the ache. He has become close, like our own children. That’s the rub. They could

Courage

I’VE GOT TO hand it to Gary Alejano and the Magdalo group. They’ve got a lot of chutzpah. Finally, someone had the guts to call out Rodrigo Duterte and do it in a way that satisfies. Despite the contempt spewed upon it by the president’s (yes-)men, this complaint is a legitimate Constitutional move that can’t

Justice

I WATCHED THE senate hearing on the Jee Ick Joo kidnap-slay case in consternation, as primary suspect SPO3 Ricky Sta. Isabel and his superiors traded accusations. Their statements were disturbing on many levels. After all, these were policemen whom I expected, in their respect for the rule of law, to set the bar for the rest