Legal Bytes: Martial Law from the Supreme Court perspective

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 03/02/2022

The greatest threat to freedom is the shortness of human memory. Thus said former Supreme Court Chief Justice Claudio Teehankee in the case of Olaguer vs Military Commission (G.R. No. L-54558 May 22, 1987)  as he gave recognition to…

EDSA 36: Peaceful and orderly in Cebu City — cop chief

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 02/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — This year’s 36th Commemoration of the EDSA People Power Revolution was peaceful and orderly in Cebu City, a top police official said. Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy director for operations of the…

EDSA anniversary: Senator De Lima reminds Cebuanos to always fight for justice

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Senator Leila De Lima urged Cebuanos to continue fighting for justice, as the country celebrates the 36th anniversary of the EDSA revolution. Congressman Tom Villarin, the official representative of De Lima, was in…

Edsa ’86: A beginning, not an end

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 02/25/2022

Today, depending on the results of the coming elections, may be the last commemoration of Edsa 1986. Those who took part in that significant moment in our history look back with nostalgia first before accepting the reality…

The myths of Edsa

Hermenegildo C. Cruz - @inquirerdotnet 02/22/2022

Let us prepare to write what could be the obituary of Edsa. A Bongbong Marcos victory in the coming election will consign Edsa to the dustbin of history, no thanks to some myths that eventually became its…

Kisses nabiktima na rin ng snatcher sa EDSA: Pero nabawi ko rin po sa magnanakaw yung cellphone

Ervin Santiago 10/17/2021

NARANASAN na rin pala ng young actress na si Kisses Delavin ang manakawan nang maabutan sila ng traffic sa kahabaan ng EDSA. Kuwento ng Miss Universe Philippines 2021 Top 10 finalist nabiktima na rin siya at ang…

Cebu and the days leading to February 25, 1986

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Filipinos may have different ways and beliefs in commemorating the EDSA People Power Revolution 35 years later. But the lessons from this pivotal moment in Philippine history remained true, and that it is…

35 years after the Edsa euphoria

Von Katindoy - @inquirerdotnet 02/25/2021

Euphoric. That was how my fellow seminarians and I felt when we heard the Radyo Veritas announcement that Marcos had fled Malacañang on Feb. 25, 1986. The following day, the Philippine Daily Inquirer immortalized our collective euphoria…

The virus and Edsa

Michael L. Tan - @inquirerdotnet 02/24/2021

There was so much hope then, and pride. Filipino overseas workers told me how, for a brief period, immigration agents would greet Philippine passport holders not with suspicion but with a smile that said: You were great,…

EDSA @ 34: A call to remember, continue to defend democracy

Rosalie Abatayo 02/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “The authority in power is great but the oppressed mass is greater.” For Ma. Jardisha Marcellana, a human resource professional based in Cebu, this statement sums up the People Power 1 or the…

Duterte suggests aboveground infrastructure to improve traffic in Cebu City

Rosalie Abatayo 01/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte urged local officials in Cebu to pursue their plans, if there is any, on aboveground infrastructure to improve mobility in the city. In his 20-minute speech before thousands of spectators…

EDSA Day protest incident: PRO-7, militant groups gear up for legal battle

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It’s going to be a legal battle between law enforcers and militant groups in Cebu.  This after officials of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO – 7)  said they were ready…

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