Deadly Malampaya funds

Doctor Gerry Ortega, the 142nd journalist killed since 1986, was not just a critic of local mining in Palawan. In fact, I met him more than eight years ago because of his involvement in a civil society group, Kilusan Love Malampaya. The group advocates that the people of Palawan should have an “equitable share” in […]

Pray for you lives and be safe

The recent death and burning of used car dealers Emerson Lozano and Venzon Evangelista highlight anew President Noynoy Aquino’s most pressing challenge: the restoration of the rule of law. I have said it before and will say it again: these killings are happening because of a lack of political will to make the criminal justice […]

Cha-cha, anyone?

Former Chief Justice Reynato Puno had very controversial submissions the other day. The occasion was the conferment on him of the Doctor of Laws Degree, Honoris Causa, which was yesterday’s highlight of the centennial celebration of the country’s and Asia’s premier law school, The College of Law of the University of the Philippines. According to […]

Airport robbery II: The P2-billion loss

I was dismayed that President Aquino, through his spokespersons, has turned out to be the loudest defender of his predecessor fromer President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on the dirty airport deal. Terminal 3 become a dirty deal for two reasons: one, if the German investors are to be believed, their Build-Operate-Transfer Contract was allegedly cancelled by the […]