IN MY HUMBLE view, only one candidate for high office prominently deserves election, and that is Leni Robredo. A former public attorney, Robredo stood with her husband, Jesse, in his inspiring yet tragically abbreviated career. She carried on and entered Congress, from which she was drafted by Mar Roxas to be his co-driver on the


THE SUPREME COURT seemed to be making up for lost time by releasing two controversial decisions in a single day. The first, ordering the COMELEC to issue printed receipts on election day, has alarmed that agency to a state of near-panic. I once believed that receipts were needed; but after hearing the concerns raised by


PERHAPS THE WEIRDEST thing on the news this week was Rodrigo Duterte’s promise to donate P1,000 to charity each time he threw a cuss word. In a tone of near-humility, Duterte told reporters how he visited the bishops of Davao who reprimanded him for his foul language and deficient values. Duterte said he accepted the


I DIDN’T ALWAYS AGREE with my Father, though he was brilliant. I was steeped in his libertarian thought and I shared his vista, yet we had our subtle differences. He trained all six of us children to think for ourselves and to express our opinions, even if it clashed with his. Table talk in our