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 ’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 power of choice

Jose Ma. Montelibano - @inquirerdotnet 02/18/2022

If people have different choices and are free to choose whatever or whoever they prefer, there is freedom. If people have different choices but are not free to express and go after their preference, there is limited…

Biden’s strategic purpose

Segundo Eclar Romero - @inquirerdotnet 08/20/2021

The world is flogging US President Joe Biden for breaking up with Afghanistan on a Post-it note. That the United States was going to leave and pull out all its troops in mid-2021 was already agreed upon…

CentCom, PRO-7 confident People Power won’t happen in Duterte’s term

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/25/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7)  and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Central Command (CentCom) are convinced that another People Power is not likely to happen during President Rodrigo…

‘Police have the right not to listen to protesters’

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/25/2019

Cebu City, Philippines — If protesters have the right to protest, the police have the right not to listen.  This was the statement of Chief of the Regional Intelligence Division (RID), Remus Medina of the Police Regional…

CEBU HONORS YOU

Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 11/29/2016

It will be a different way of remembering Gat Andres Bonifacio as seven Cebuanos will be honored today as heroes and martyrs of the martial law regime at the Plaza Independencia. In an event organized by the…

Triumph of the will

Radel Paredes 11/19/2016

It was in August this year when I last joined a protest rally. Back in college, joining a rally or “mob” (short for mobilization) as we called it, was part of our regular schedule being student activists.…

Martial law coops

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 03/02/2016

The 30th anniversary observance of the EDSA People Power revolution has come and gone and as a media practitioner for almost four decades, I can say that this year’s political verbiage in remembrance of the 1986 bloodless…

Memories of Martial Law

Radel Paredes 02/27/2016

Crosshatching The sky roared as F5E jets belonging to the Philippine Air Force aerobatic group Blue Diamonds had a fly by over our small hometown in Mindanao. It was the birthday of President Ferdinand Marcos, my father…

Aquino: Marcos regime not ‘golden age’

02/26/2016

President Benigno Aquino III yesterday did not mince words as he recalled the horrors of martial law and criticized the late dictator’s son. Aquino, whose parents were symbols of resistance against the dictatorship of the late Ferdinand…

Edsa’s legacy

Editorial 02/24/2016

The 30th anniversary commemoration of the first Edsa People Power Revolution may have lost its significance to the millennials  or those born after the ‘80s, but people of a certain age, including those who managed to survive…

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