RENE SAGUISAG

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FRONT-PAGE stuff here last Monday was a sad story about the Ortigases quarrelling over inheritance. The late widely admired Don Paquito Ortigas must be rolling in his grave. He supported me generously in my successful 1987 Senate run, in which I did not spend a single centavo of my own.…

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THE February 10, 2018 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer bannered: “DU30 to Int’l Court: Why start with me? President Duterte questions the ICC [Int’l Criminal Court] decision to start its preliminary examination of alleged crimes against humanity in Asia with him when `massacres’ are occurring in many other countries…

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“IF rape is inevitable, lie back and enjoy it.” When my longtime and valued friend, Foreign Affairs Secretary Raul Manglapus, said it, he got trashed-talk all over the place. In fact, I had heard it often before, from various sources. Indeed, my ultimate source is Confucius (born 551 B.C.?), from…

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SO, ex-Customs Chief Nicanor Faeldon is now a Batang City Jail (BJC) candidate-member, in Pasay. There we visited Doy Laurel midnight of February 17, 1984 when he was arrested for alleged illegal possession of a gun. Maverick Judge Dionisio Capistrano dismissed the case the next day, a Saturday. We were…

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YESTERDAY was Cory Aquino’s birth anniversary. She was a law school dropout, like Jover Laurio, the Inquirer’s Filipino of the year for 2017. Somebody should help Jover follow her star and pursue her dream of becoming a lawyer (an aspiration​ she shares with Mocha Uson; I like people who desire to…

Rene Saguisag

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IS PrezDigong a Francophile? For a new form of government, he is said to look now at the French model, with a strong President. But, he is so now very strong; whatever-Lolo-wants-Lolo-gets. Who isn’t afraid of him? Good I have experience in playing Pretend. And who are his advisers? I’d…

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JAKE Macasaet I first met in some post-Ninoy, pre-EDSA’86 anti-Marcos gathering in Parañaque. I had a column then in Mr. & Ms. where I thought I’d also see his byline from time to time. We’d occasionally meet in recent years in the Century Park coffee shop. He seemingly never ran…

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“THE Concerned Employees of PCSO” put out a full-page ad in The Manila Times’ December 30, 2017 issue. I assume these employees used their own money for the project, “An Open Letter to Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte,” which must have cost a bundle. Part of it says, “Mr. President, you…

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YESTERDAY, the Supreme Court held a memorial service for my fellow Bedan lawyer, untainted Supreme Court Justice Justo Torres, Jr., of our Class’53, a decade ahead of mine. Gone to a better world. In this vale of tears, I receive my share of text messages containing much-appreciated holiday greetings. But,…

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I WAS at the Bureau of Immigration last Monday. I was to assist a client who had gone there, twice, to get permission to travel, to no avail. He is a seaman accused in a support case, allowed by the court to travel, on our motion to lift the hold-departure…

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