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Legal history of marijuana

THE Cebupedia columnist Atty. Paul Clarence Oaminal former Undersecretary and Dangerous Drugs Board Vice Chair during the time of PGMA, e-mailed the following which I am sharing in this space. “History of the passage of the Dangerous Drugs Act of 1972 (Marijuana as an illegal drug) is the law that repealed the provisions covered under Title V of the Revised Penal Code, entitled Opium and Other Prohibited Drugs.

Marcos wealth

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EFFORTS for the return of the Marcos wealth must be welcomed under the Duterte watch, particularly since the gesture is one that is voluntary on the part of said family. This is a positive development regardless of the stringent and militant shrill which like a bull sees red and charges forward every time the Marcos name is subject of national discussion.

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August 21

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For modern democracies, a throw-back to the Middle Ages with plots, conspiracies, subterfuge, and violence as staple for succession to the throne, toppling down kingdoms or crowns passing-over to ambitious and quarrelsome kins, and victorious challengers. The ‘Divine-Right Theory’ and the force of arms eventually genuflected to the indomitable spirit of human reason, institutionalized law, and republican representation.

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Cha-cha, con-com

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Since President Rodrigo Duterte has opted to pursue Charter Change via a Constituent Assembly (Con-Ass), House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez should now initiate the creation of the Constitutional Commission (Con-Com) he has proposed as technical and advisory body to help Congress.

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