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Legal, constitutional issues before the SC

  A MAKATI Regional Trial Court has rejected action filed by state prosecutors to issue a warrant of arrest and a hold-departure order for Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV in connec­tion with the coup d’etat case filed against him for his participation in the 2003 Oakwood Mutiny in Makati. Judge Andres Bartolome Soriano of Makati RTC […]

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President recalls House ouster event

  WHEN President Duterte said last Thursday that his daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio was behind the ouster of Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez as speaker of the House of Representatives, the President’s new spokesman Sal Panelo was quick to comment that the ouster was really the decision of the House. Panelo may have wanted […]

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Responsible vehicle ownership can help ease traffic

  WITH the Christmas holiday season fast approaching, and many roads and bridges closed for repairs or upgrading, we have long resigned ourselves to a particularly traffic grid-locked Metro Manila in the coming weeks. But there is hope in the Senate move to enact a “Proof of Parking Space Act,” Senate Bill No. 201, now […]

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Soon the ‘amihan’ season begins

  THE winds from the southeast – the “habagat” – which brought floods in the last few months have now been replaced by winds from the Pacific Ocean in the east. Soon, within a few more weeks, the easterlies will give way in turn to the northeast winds – the “amihan.” In the midst of […]

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So many needed infrastructure projects

  WHEN China President Xi Jinping visits the Philippines this November, he will sign several agreements for a number of projects ranging from railways and bridges to dams and irrigation, to a long-awaited joint exploration for oil and energy in the South China Sea. Secretary Benjamin Diokno of the Department of Budget and Man­agement said […]

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Election fever is on with filing of COCs

WITH the filing of Certificates of Candidacy (COCs) last October 11-17, the election fever is on all over the country.

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