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JOHN Grisham’s Rooster Bar the Inquirer’s Ruel S. de Vera seemed to have panned last Monday as the “most outlandish yet.” If so, I can only concur. Grisham’s latest ended by mocking the credo that crime does not pay. Grisham wrote in the Pelican Brief (not what an NBA basketball…

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LAST Friday, Prez Duterte received awards from San Beda at its annual law homecoming, which I avoided for fear of being EJK’d, or Extrajudicially Kissed, the way he did Mayor Erap’s hand. Nice. Unifying. From one Tsikboy to another. I read that after his more than one-hour extemporaneous speech the…

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CHIEF Justice Art Panganiban, in his typically edifying November 19, 2017 column, along with many other constitutional scholars, seems to assume casually that the removal of Marcos in 1986 was not in accord with the 1973 Constitution. The 1973 Constitution I call siopao; the barangays were said to have been…

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LOLIT Sanchez, the patient and gracious widow of Bobbit, is gone. Bobbit was a Con-Con delegate, labor secretary and a lawyer who obtained nearly 92 percent in the bar in 1954 (eldest brother of Eddie, our Rizal Hi valedictorian, who topped the board exams in chemical engineering). Bobbit was the…

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OUR newspapers should have someone like Linda Greenhouse of the New York Times, when reporting or commenting on an item with a legal dimension. Too often, for instance, local media misreport a motion for reconsideration (before the same court) as an appeal (to a higher court.) Even legal thriller novelist…

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BADGERED Born Loser Brutus Thornapple: “What are you going to be this year [for Halloween.]” Kid, Hurricane Hattie: “Something really scary.” Brutus: “Ah, one of the old standards? What – a ghost, witch, a vampire”? Hattie: “No, a politician.” When I dancexercised last Tuesday at Club Filipino, run by my…

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LAWYER Archie R. Piga was a member of our San Beda Class 1963 law class. Last Saturday, the Bulletin carried a prominent obit (not vying of course with the venerable Wash Sycip’s many deserved tributes) on his “homegoing” last Saturday. Condolences. I saw the Archie obit when I was in…

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I WATCHED the Ateneo-La Salle game last Sunday, courtside. I was clad in black, amid the sea of blue and green, just in case Ateneo would reprise what it did a month ago Then, its Blue Babble Batallion admirably demoed against EJKs and the reduction of the Commission on Human…

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Yesterday, October 5, was Joker P. Arroyo’s second death anniversary. How he is sorely missed by some of us in our tiny human rights community, to which quarrelsome divisive cantankerous Prez Digong gives no importance, judging by his Kill-Pa-More population reduction program. A healing unifier, he seems not. From Joker…

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