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PREZ Digong could just have said he would act according to his conscience in the country’s best interest. No need to brag he would defy Congress and the Supreme Court if they got in the way. His mouthpieces and apologists again fell all over themselves, scrambling for damage control to…

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PREZ Digong alarmingly and needlessly cut short by a day his trip to Russia and took the mic energetically on arrival for another rambling performance. He talked of martial law (ML) in Mindanao where the vilified Muslims have been persecuted for centuries. Those of us born in the last century…

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MAY I felicitate the new lawyers due to take their oaths on Monday afternoon, May 22, at 3 p.m. at the MOA Arena, thusly: “Compañeros y compañeras, I see that 3,747 of you, 2016 examinees, passed the 2016 bar examinations and will now take your oath. “Now you feel being…

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IN the late Senator Jovy Salonga’s newsletter (vol. 10, Kilosbayan No. 6, February 2003) which I had retrieved following Al Yuchengco’s passing, I re-read the following: “The Passion for Excellence in Everything We Do; We Must Strive for Perfection” by Ambassador Alfonso T. Yuchengco: “It is the unwavering commitment to…

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OBSTA principiis was a principle I learned from my teacher, Chief Justice Felix V. Makasiar. Resist the first encroachments. And from civil law gurus, Justices Edgardo Paras, Ricardo Puno and Eduardo Caguioa, possession is 9/10 of the law. We may or may not have lost Panatag, but the Pearl of…

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LETICIA Ramos-Shahani I had not known from Eve. Then, I learned in late December 1985, that while in the diplomatic service of the powerful Marcos administration, she was endorsing underdog candidate Cory Aquino, almost two months before brother FVR was to see the light. I was to learn more of…

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IT’S a woman’s world? Eight of the Top Ten alums of the Philippine Military Academy this year are women, beginning with the Top Gun, Cadet First Class Rovi Mairel Martinez. My late wife would always remind her Star Boarder (me): “The Best Man for the Job is a Woman,” plastered…

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THE Duterte administration, which we wish with all our heart, to succeed—its success is everyone’s—asks us to move on. In this traffic? How can we move on when we apparently can hardly move at all on very bad hair days? Traffic to our left and right, behind, and no light…

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A FRIEND who attended last weekend’s Philippine Military Academy (PMA) rites where Digong spoke, found it weird that he would talk on a solemn occasion about his two wives (violative of the laws of God and man here) and his nostalgia for the quiet life qua mayor. As a fellow…

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