Constitution ‘silent’ on number of times martial law may be extended

Inquirer.net 02/07/2018

Supreme Court Ruling IN AFFIRMING Congress’ power to extend and determine the period of martial law and the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus, the Supreme Court (SC) said on Tuesday that there…

Crackdown

Editorial 01/16/2018

If only to rub salt on an open wound, Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) “offered” Rappler founder Maria Ressa a job in her blog following the revocation by the Securities and…

‘A ploy to destroy the constitution’

Morexette B. Erram, Winson Ensomo 09/15/2017

The passing of a P1,000 budget for the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) by the House of Representatives is an “attempt to destroy the constitution,” said human rights lawyer Democrito Barcenas, as he also condemned House Speaker…

Of stewardship and democratic aspirations

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 07/30/2017

  Talks of charter change are not contributing to the strengthening of our democratic institutions in the era of transitions, where our still young nation still finds itself in. Such plan is, in fact, adding to the…

Only amendment to constitution can abolish CHR

Nestle L. Semilla 07/26/2017

  DESPITE the threats by President Rodrigo Duterte to abolish the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), he can only do so by amending the constitution. “Should the President decide to abolish it, then a constitutional convention must…

Duterte’s martial law

Ricky Poca 06/05/2017

Two weeks into the Marawi City siege and opposition lawmakers and militant groups are still making noise and pursuing their bid to end the government’s imposition of martial law in Mindanao. This despite the public seeing for…

LGBT people are human beings too

03/22/2017

LGBT people are no different from heterosexual people. They are also human beings, they are citizens of our country, they have rights. But how come they experience inequality? How come they face more adverse, critical public attitude…

Duterte faces impeachment

Inquirer.net 03/16/2017

A former soldier turned lawmaker on Thursday filed an impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte, the first move to oust the Chief Executive just a few months after his election into office. Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano filed…

God and the Constitution

Raymund Fernandez 02/07/2017

It is quite true that not all bishops and priests are shining examples of what it means to be good. But who among us are? It is the primary premise of Christianity that we are all weak…

Grim reaper country

Jason A. Baguia 12/09/2016

The Catechism of the Catholic Church and the 1987 Philippine Constitution are quite compatible in terms of their treatment of the question of capital punishment. The Charter, promulgated after Filipinos overthrew the dictator Ferdinand Marcos, held in…

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