“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…

Unusual Presidential tact

The story of the week is the public disclosure by no less than the President of five police generals, active…

Historic inauguration

The inauguration of President Rodrigo Duterte was historic. For one, he was installed separately from the Vice President Leni Robredo.…

Should gov’t leave business alone?

Earlier this week, one of the country’s top businessmen Manny Pangilinan, appeared to be warning the incoming Duterte administration to “leave…

Disciplined freedom

I briefly touched base in Davao, the home city of the newly elected President this week for just a day.…