RENE SAGUISAG

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In a San Beda (Mendiola) law faculty meeting last Saturday, next to me was Judge Lito Fernandez, this San Beda law class valedictorian, and son of my teacher, Bernie, an orig classroom terrorist. Bernie had been egregiously misreported as having acquitted Gen. Ver, whom he had in fact prosecuted in…

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Uncle Jovy Salonga turns 94 on June 22. He is not likely to be aware of the milestone, a fate we all dread. The end should be near, says son Steve, my cousin (for the nth time, Uncle’s mother, Dinang, was the first cuz of my Lola Talia, barren of…

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In a 2002 en banc resolution of the Supreme Court (SC) in In – Re: Request [of accused Joseph Estrada – Creation of a Special Division to Try the Plunder Case (SB Crim. Case No. 26558 and related cases] – the bracketed material was from the reso of January 21,…

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We in MABINI are mostly dual citizens now, Filipino and Senior. MABINI qua MABINI has yet to lodge its Edca petition. Many are against Edca, others are quiet, one is on record as supportive of the Agreement, no official copy of which has been issued to my knowledge, which I…

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In Manila, there is talk of kuligligs for transport. In Naga they now have taxicles. In Manila Tri-Sikads. In Japan and South Korea they use Lexus and Hyundai with state-of-the-art thingamajigs. The Japanese continue to have problems dealing with the Fukushima nuke plan. Why is Sec. Petilla saying that putting…

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Cover Girl of the May 28, 2014 Time issue is Li Na, a tennis star from China. A distinct merited honor. Chino Trinidad is heading a project to honor our athletic greats. I can only encourage the effort. I hope there is some way we can honor Victoria Manalo, whose…

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Last Tuesday, we had lunch in Nihon Bashitei. “We” meant Jun Factoran, Ceres Doyo, Rochit Tanedo, Sol Juvida, Sylvia Mayuga, Flor Marie “Neni” Sta. Romana Cruz, Gemma and Irwin Ver, Jo-Ann Maglipon and Karina Bolasco. Not much I can report here from that Gathering of DOP – Dirty Old People.…

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Those who want a shift to a jury system must show we can afford it. Last Monday, I (working with Medico-Legal Teresita Sanchez in a case of mother and child detained since early 2012), found myself with others packed like sardines in Imus. However, the Judge and her staff worked…

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Writing about something one has not seen may create its own set of problems. I was in Malacañang last Monday night for the Obama dinner but cannot say “As I told the Presidents, . . .” When Susan Reyes escorted and seated me where my name card was, I found…

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I regularly watch Channel 33 for the NBA games. I keep seeing “SEE YOU AT SPAIN.” Masakit sa mata. As a Makati Elem and Rizal Hi alum and a San Beda English major, I believe AT should be IN. Manila has a published an Ordinance Granting Free Medical Care to…

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