Derivative Philippine citizenship

Derivative citizenship, by  the word “derivative,” is acquiring Philippine citizenship because a former Filipino parent who had been naturalized in…

De Lima Fights city hall

There is a saying “You can’t fight city hall.” But the Liberal Party Senator Leila De Lima is defiant. She…

Denigrating the Senate

We witnessed the latest circus in the Senate earlier this week in the hearing of the Senate Justice Committee headed…

“Putang Ina”

The biggest story during the Asean summit in Laos was the profane language unleashed by the President in his comments…

Federalism and local autonomy

One of the strong arguments against federalism is the constitutional provision granting local autonomy. The 1987 Constitution adopted as a…

Duterte – De Lima tiff

Ordinarily the DOJ secretary must be superior in knowledge in criminal law than the prosecutor. But here we have a…

Blueprint for Federalism

The move towards a Federal Philippines is shifting to high gear. After the President State of the Nation Address, marching…

Summary dismissal of erring local execs

Summary dismissal proceedings should be meted against local government executives, including mayors and governors who have links with the illegal…

Debates on Federalism begin

Let the debates begin. This is what will take center stage from hereon on the challenging road towards revising the…

Needed: Sustained campaign vs drugs

The drug menace has reared its ugly head, bruised by a relentless campaign by the new government determined to exterminate…