When talking peace and prosecuting war crimes are not mutually exclusive

Three’s something odd with the “all out justice” recently declared by P-Noy. It’s literally directed at the Abu Sayaff when no less than the MILF website claimed credit for the 19 casualties last week. Why go all out against a bandit group for deaths that they were not responsible for? Reports of collusion between elements […]

The PEACe bond scam

Juan de la Cruz just became P35 billion poorer this week. This was because the 10-year Poverty Eradication and Alleviation Certificates or PEACe Bonds, which benefitted the Caucus of Development NGO Networks, then headed by, or at least under the patronage of, now Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon Soliman and Peace Advicer […]

Flip-flop

I am one of those disturbed by the recent order of the Supreme Court to reopen a final and executory decision ruling that the dismissal of 1,200 Philippine Airlines flight attendants was illegal. I too, find this decision—made in response to a letter of the lawyer of one the richest men in the world—to be […]

Almost Censored!

Censored? PROVO, UTAH- I’m here as a delegate to the 18th Annual Conference on Religion and Law sponsored by the Brigham Young University. The thesis of my paper here is that while the non-establishment clause of our Constitution mandates government to adopt a policy of neutrality to all religions, in reality, this American principle has […]