Dr Adelaida C. Lopez-Roque RIP

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.

Obama and the future of the UN

(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 […]


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 […]

The porky jurisprudence on the pork barrel

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 […]