Life’s value: Working student versus drug addict

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 11/08/2018

The surveys conducted by Pulse Asia and Social Weather Stations (SWS) show that 8 of every 10 Filipinos are in favor of the war on drugs. I remember a reflection story when I attended a recollection initiated…

Purgatory and God’s justice

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 11/01/2018

If there are only two options— heaven and hell–, can we imagine how unfair God is? Those who are not perfect and cannot enter heaven , will they automatically go to hell? No one is perfect. Today we commemorate the…

Gen. Garbo and Gen. Sinas on war on drugs

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 10/11/2018

  So, given that there is no perfect general as there is no perfect person on earth, who do you think, between the two, deserves our taxes? Who do you think is sincere and dedicated enough to…

Duterte vs Trillanes: Different arguments

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 09/13/2018

If Trillanes wins, good for him, but if he eventually loses in the legal battle, he can always go to De lima way by asking for the people’s sympathy. And look what happened to De lima! Has…

Media’s role in drug operations

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 08/23/2018

I learned through my staff that in a column by my fellow columnist in this paper, Lloyd Suarez, a member of the press, is reportedly included in the PNP list of those involved in drugs because he…

SPO1 Balili and PDEA agent Tecson

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 08/16/2018

There are at least three sets of people with their own ways of appreciating the explanation of PRO-7 chief, General Debold Sinas in relation to the death of SPO1 Roderick Balili and PDEA agent Von Rian Tecson.…

Self-defense theory of Cadungog’s driver

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 08/09/2018

Can William Macaslang, driver of Barangay Councilman Jesselou Cadungog, validly invoke self-defense? It depends. For now, the PNP and NBI admitted that they could not produce the CCTV footage of the actual shooting incident. Let us evaluate…

God, Christians and Duterte

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 07/05/2018

I cannot tell how the believers of Islam, Buddhism, Confucianism, Hinduism, Judaism, Taoism and etcetera react if their gods were maligned by President Rodrigo Duterte. I cannot even guess how they would defend their respective gods. For…

True Christians don’t condemn DU30 on ‘stupid-God’ remark

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 06/28/2018

“Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” — Jesus Christ (Luke 23:34) Let me clarify that if we engage in a religious debate, such topic will have no end. Have you noticed…

Osmena, Dino and the P17B BRT project

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 06/14/2018

I expected the negative comments of Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmena, the Bus Rapid Transit’s (BRT) main proponent on the proposal of Marikina 1st District Rep. Bayani Fernando to transfer the budget for Cebu BRT project to…

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