Aven Piramide
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What Comelec must do
by Aven Piramide - April 21, 2019 - 12:00am
The 1987 Philippine Constitution directs Congress to enact a local government code that provides, among others, “for the qualifications, election appointment and removal, term, salaries, powers and functions...
The 2016 campaign as a guide
by Aven Piramide - April 14, 2019 - 12:00am
During the campaign period in the 2016 presidential election, the propaganda spiels of then candidates Rodrigo Duterte for president and Tomas Osmeña for mayor caught my attention. In all likelihood and judging...
Nuances of the Villar, Go gambit
by Aven Piramide - April 7, 2019 - 12:00am
In my previous article, I wrote about the political treachery committed by candidates Cynthia Villar and Bong Go against their own PDP-Laban local candidates.
Villar and Go likely partymates’ traitors
by Aven Piramide - April 4, 2019 - 12:00am
The election campaign seems to break new grounds.
Private use of public C. Mina Street
by Aven Piramide - March 31, 2019 - 12:00am
Roads and public plazas are known as public domain. Lawyers characterize public domain in a rather technical lingo as “beyond the commerce of man.”
Game changer
by Aven Piramide - March 28, 2019 - 12:00am
There is perceived to be a likely game changer in Cebu City politics. The strength of the group of Mayor Tomas Osmeña is believed eroded with the recent ruling of the Commission on Elections disqualifying...
Divide and rule
by Aven Piramide - March 24, 2019 - 12:00am
I happened to catch the end of a sit-com recently. As the show ended, guest-discussants were acknowledged and thanked.
Let’s hear now who the next president is
by Aven Piramide - March 21, 2019 - 12:00am
I heard that this week Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte will visit Cebu island to endorse certain candidates.
Work to do this dry spell
by Aven Piramide - March 17, 2019 - 12:00am
In the last quarter of 2018, PAGASA forecast a weak El Niño to hit our country in the first half of 2019.
Strange bedfellows
by Aven Piramide - March 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Politics makes strange bedfellows. I have heard of this quote since I cannot recall when.
Telling the truth is issue
by Aven Piramide - March 10, 2019 - 12:00am
There was a paperback that I read many years ago. I forgot its complete title.
What the eyes can see
by Aven Piramide - March 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Even to the least observant among us, travel is still educational. It is certain that we always add a new perception of how things are or should be each time we venture beyond our immediate surroundings.
A startling radio interview
by Aven Piramide - February 28, 2019 - 12:00am
I doff my hat to my fellow The Freeman writer in Sir Leo Lastimosa for his resourcefulness in giving air time, in his DYAB radio program, to a certain Juanito Magbanua yesterday morning.
Economics versus labor standard
by Aven Piramide - February 24, 2019 - 12:00am
President Rodrigo Duterte signed into a law, last Thursday, a measure expanding maternity leave to 105 days.
Reflect, rather than campaign
by Aven Piramide - February 21, 2019 - 12:00am
When I opined in this column last week that the supposed endorsement campaign conducted by Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte in Central Luzon for 13 candidates for senator was but an ingenious ploy for her to launch...
Candidates I am not voting for
by Aven Piramide - February 17, 2019 - 12:00am
In the 1973 Philippine Constitution, ratified by Filipinos in the early months of Martial Law, suffrage was made a duty. Chief Justice Enrique Fernando, an eminent constitutionalist, said “public officials,...
Red flags in Hugpong
by Aven Piramide - February 14, 2019 - 12:00am
The campaign for senators officially began the other day. Our kind of road-show has hit the proverbial trail.
In the altar of discernment
by Aven Piramide - February 10, 2019 - 12:00am
In the 1963 mid-term elections, I asked the mayor of my late father’s hometown, Padre Burgos, Southern Leyte, to allow me to speak onstage during the campaign sorties of national political parties.
The character of the communists
by Aven Piramide - February 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Let me open this write-up today with my rather faint recollection of the case of People versus Ferrer.
Arrogance is infectious
by Aven Piramide - February 3, 2019 - 12:00am
I have long perceived the arrogance of Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña.
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