ANTONIO P. CONTRERAS

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WHEN the enemy was PinoyAko Blog, or Silent No More, or Madam Claudia, or even Maria Ressa and her Rappler gang, the disunity among pro-Duterte bloggers was portrayed as clear evidence that there is diversity, and hence an indication of being independent from and un-financed by Malacañang. But the moment…

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SUPPORTERS of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno make it appear that an attack on her is an attack on the entire Supreme Court, or even the entire judiciary. They insist that the motives of the Associate Justices who testified about their personal knowledge of the alleged misdeeds of the Chief…

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CRITICS of the late President Ferdinand Marcos have written voluminous derogatory texts, from the scholarly to the literary to the journalistic. Some even attempted to become historical even if bereft of academic qualifications and the vetting of peers. Raissa Robles’ book on martial law is damning in both ways. It…

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WHEN the President declared that the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) was a terrorist organization, it was for all intents and purposes a declaration of all-out war. It is a symbolic act born by exasperation with a recalcitrant armed rebellion that has been given the…

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THERE is so much anti-intellectualism going around, and it is painful to realize that this stems from the celebration of social media freedom. As one who has embraced what is labeled as a post-modern approach, I should be the last one to complain. After all, it is this approach to…

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SUPREME Court Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro testified this week at the justice committee hearing of the House of Representatives for almost seven hours. And together with Court Administrator Midas Marquez, she may have inflicted irreparable damage to Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno, and sealed Sereno’s fate in the impending…

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