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Justice for a young man cut down in his prime

THE death of a neophyte of the Aegis Juris law fraternity of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) – Horacio Castillo III – is, on its face, a legal case that will ultimately be decided by the courts.

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV’s colleagues in the Senate found his line of questioning of Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte in last Thursday’s probe into Customs irregularities that facilitated the recent smuggling of P6.4 billion worth of “shabu” into the country as a waste of time.

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Sen. Risa Hontiveros yesterday slammed Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III for his sexist remarks against solo mothers.

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Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III has called for an emergency meeting to discuss President Duterte’s proposal to postpone this year’s barangay elections.

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A few days after Sen. Leila M. de Lima was arrested on drug charges, the 24-man Senate led by Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III yesterday removed Sen. Franklin M. Drilon, a Liberal Party stalwart, as the Senate President Pro Tempore.

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The national budget for 2017 has already been approved by Congress and signed by President Duterte but suspicions remain that it still contains “pork barrel” funds which the Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional in 2013.

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