RENE SAGUISAG

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Years ago, a book on Ali-Frazier (Ghosts of Manila by Mark Kram) characterized Manila as the oral sex capital of the world. Today, Time says Pasig and Makati, two of my hometowns (along with Mauban), are the selfie capitals of the world. Born in Mauban, I attended Makati Elem, and…

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A believer in Malcolm’s “to doubt is to sustain,” I submit that the unelected Supreme Court, with all due respect, should not act like a Super Congress reviewing wholesale the work of the elected legislature and chief executive. On libel and the Anti-Cybercrime law (R.A. No. 10175), who was the…

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In urging that we think out of the box, I have long argued that marijuana may be decriminalized. On August 30, 1983, I wrote “Who’s Afraid of Mary Jane? The Truth About Marijuana,” in Mr. & Ms., and critics let me know what they thought of me and my ancestors.…

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Si Senador Jinggoy Estrada ay naghihimutok na si Senador TG Guingona, ang Tagapangulo ng Lupon ng Lasong Bughaw, ay hinatulan na siya, has prejudged him, by saying in interviews that Ruby Tuason had fired a “three-point shot, that wasn’t only a buzzer-beater but also a winning shot.” To be in…

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Sen. Turing Tolentino was chosen by Macoy to be his running mate for the February 7, 1986 snap polls. Loser Ka Turing would launch a coup on July 6, 1986 declaring that since Macoy was in exile, he was constitutionally our acting Prez. Macoy allies and about 100 soldiers occupied…

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“I ’d gladly kill Bangayan – Avoid Davao Duterte warns rice trader,” this paper headlined last Tuesday. No one in the Senate took exception last Monday. A Senate without a single human rights advocate, sigh—making me feel forlorn, dejected and rejected. The Committee Chair crooned “let me call you sweetheart”…

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Those close to Veep Jojobama of course might help impeach PNoy to take power themselves. I did not see any Binay last Friday, January 25, at Manila Memorial, for the 81st birth anniversary Mass for Prez Cory Aquino. But, the Binays said it with flowers, with their huge wreaths. Else,…

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Impeach PNoy? I join those who say bring it on! Absent any strong public outcry, the national inquest would only land in the kangkungan. Partisan or pragmatic considerations can’t be helped. It is in the nature of the beast, which is not judicial. (On what lawmakers do, we are reminded…

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The elevation of Bishop Orlando Quevedo on reminds me of the murder of Fr. Fausto Tentorio, which reminds me of the murder of Fr. Tulio Favali, brutally “salvaged,” on April 11, 1985. DOJ Prosecutor Tirso Velasco and human rights lawyers, Greg Andolana, Sol Jubillan, Merlin Bello, Orlando Dano and I,…

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Morir antes de dimitir is Spanish for people who cling to their posts and would die first before resigning. A resignation is the formal act of giving up or quitting one’s office or position. A resignation can occur when one elected or appointed steps down. When an employee chooses to…

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