ATTY ROQUE: JOURNALIST KILLINGS ARE VIOLATIONS OF INTERNATIONAL LAW

Media Release Reference: Prof. Harry L. Roque Jr. 09175398096   The Center for International Law (Centerlaw), a civil society group aiming to strengthen the binding nature of international law in the country, condemned the shooting of CNN cameraman Jonathan Olden at 5:15am Thursday.   29-year old Olden, who worked as an assistant cameraman for CNN, […]

Scarborough Shoal and the violation of human rights

Center Law Philippines yesterday (June 24) submitted an urgent appeal to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights to call attention to the human rights violations which took place on the fishing grounds of the Scarborough Shoal (locally known as “Panatag Shoal” or “Bajo de Masinloc”). Scarborough Shoal is 18 hours away from the coastal […]

Roque cautions against provisional remedies from ITLOS against Chinese reclamation

    Media Release Reference: Prof. Harry L. Roque, Jr. 09175398096   University of the Philippines Professor Harry Roque cautioned the Philippine government yesterday against seeking provisional measures before the UN Tribunal on the Law of the Sea against the Chinese reclamation of disputed islands in the West Philippine Sea, saying it could open an […]

Poe: “A candidacy that will never fly?”

In my search for jurisprudence on whether a foundling adopted by Filipinos has the status of a natural-born Filipino, I found a 2003 commentary written by renowned constitutionalist Fr. Joaquin Bernas precisely on the issue:  “We follow the principle of jus  sanguinis, that is, a person follows the citizenship of either Filipino blood parent. Our […]

Bringing activism to the Philippine Senate

I confirm that I am mulling running for a seat in  the Senate. Vice President Jejomar Binay has offered me a slot in the United Nationalist Alliance slate and I told him that I am seriously considering his offer. I am contemplating a run for the Senate for the following reasons: 1. After 35 years […]

Yes, I am considering a run for the Senate

I confirm that I am mulling running for a seat in the Senate. VP Jojo Binay has offered me a slot in the UNA slate and I told him that I am seriously considering his offer. I am contemplating a run for the Senate for the following reasons: 1.     After 35 years of being an activist, […]

Questions for Poe

I like Grace Poe. She is a refreshing face in Philippine politics. She was not here when Marichu Maceda and I went around town explaining how her father, Fernando Poe Jr., was cheated in the 2004 elections. I hope she heard about it and I suppose, she would  have been grateful. She did not know […]