My mom, Dr Adelaida C Lopez-Roque passed away at 9:21 pm tonight, Sept 21, 2013. She was 81 years of age. She was a graduate of the UP College of Education. Viewing will be at the White Plains chapel, Nathan rd White plains, QC. Internment will be announced later.
(From the Manila Standard Today.com column of Atty. H. Harry L. Roque, Jr. posted on September 19, 2013) http://manilastandardtoday.com/2013/09/19/obama-and-the-future-of-the-un/ While all our attention was divided between the Priority Development Assistance Fund scam and the war in Zamboanga, we failed to give sufficient attention to an important development that could change the course of history. I […]
BE THERE AND LET THE MESSAGE BE HEARD: NO TO ALL FORMS OF PORK!
No to the US Rotational Accord!
Time Magazine story on the Pork Barrel
The Center for International Law (Centerlaw), counsel for Palawan Civil Society that questioned the constitutionality of P.D. 910 and E.O. 683 providing for an interim sharing agreement between the national government and Palawan provincial government granting Palawan only 20% net of the earnings of Malampaya – welcome the Supreme Court’s issuance of a TRO on […]
Now that taxpayers have filed anew a constitutional challenge against the pork-barrel system, it is apropos to review judicial precedents on the issue in order to determine what may become of these recent petitions. Offhand, it looks dire for the petitioners and the Filipino people. The starting point is the 1994 case of Philippine Constitutional […]
This post was published in the Oxford Human Rights Hub at http://ohrh.law.ox.ac.uk/?p=2764 On November 23, 1944, Japanese troops descended on the town of Mapanique in the Philippines. The troops gathered men and boys in the town and proceeded to castrate them. Afterwards, the men were forced to put their severed sexual organs in their mouths […]