Eighty percent for the Presiden

That State of the Nation Address was SO long. Whoever wrote it must be told that messages should be understood. You write a speech for more than thirty minutes and you’re bound to send your audience to sleep. In fact, beyond difficulties in staying awake, one felt literally drained by the time the President concluded […]

Protest Chinese patrols

It is wrong for the government not to file a diplomatic protest over the Chinese naval vessel that was recently grounded 111 nautical miles from Hasa-Hasa in Palawan. No, the protest should not be that it grounded. Surely, a diplomatic protest cannot address the Chinese mariner’s obvious lack of familiarity with the dangerous waters surrounding […]

Disappeared

I accompanied the wife and two children of missing lawyer Joe Franck Zuniga to see Justice Secretary Leila De Lima last week. The purpose of the meeting was to solicit the secretary’s assistance in determining the whereabouts of the missing lawyer, the fourth person to have disappeared this year. De Lima did not disappoint. In […]

Willie and libel

The Quezon City Prosecutor’s Office rightfully dismissed child abuse and libel raps filed in connection with “Jon-Jon’s” notorious “macho boy” dance sequence in the program of Willie Revillame. Ironically, it was even the parents of Jon-jon who filed suit against bloggers Froilan Grate and John Silva. Also sued was noted child psychologist Lourdes Carandang. The three […]

Statement of Atty. Harry Roque on behalf of clients following speech of client Mrs. Myrna Reblando before the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents Club

Statement of Atty. Harry Roque on behalf of clients following speech of client Mrs. Myrna Reblando before the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents Club Ref: 09175398096 I have discovered inadvertently last year, through a Hong Kong-based lawyer, that Mrs. Myrna Reblando is being processed in Hong Kong for asylum to another country. The information given to […]