Brightest fires
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - October 8, 2022 - 12:00am
Manila has become a hotspot for crimes against drivers’ licenses. Local traffic enforcers have been empowered, by ordinance, to confiscate them for violations of the traffic code of Manila.
Walking the talk
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - October 1, 2022 - 12:00am
“… as far as issues regarding government actions are concerned, if there is a presumption of validity in favor of the executive action or legislative action, then I am on the side of judicial restr...
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - September 24, 2022 - 12:00am
The era of the rock star legislator can be traced back to when matinee idol and Sampaguita Pictures leading man Rogelio de la Rosa became a senator.
Vestal voting
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - September 17, 2022 - 12:00am
My journey in the legal academe began with my days as a law student.
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - September 10, 2022 - 12:00am
We join the world in mourning the passing of the ceremonial leader of the 56-state strong commonwealth of nations, the universally cherished Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, its dependencies and territ...
Conflict of law
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - September 3, 2022 - 12:00am
Cebu city has been liberated from the IATF national mask mandate. The cities of Lapu-lapu and Mandaue are poised to follow suit.
Bridging the gap 
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - August 27, 2022 - 12:00am
The unemployment rate as of June 2022 (per last Philippine Statistics Authority release) remains at 6 percent.
Political franchise
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - August 20, 2022 - 12:00am
The House Committee on Suffrage and Electoral Reforms has approved the consolidated bill postponing the Barangay and Sanggunian Kabataan elections to Dec. 4, 2023. This resolute committee action foreshadows the...
Political franchise
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - August 13, 2022 - 12:00am
Just finishing the nation’s most significant electoral exercise has not dampened the ardor for the voting franchise.
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - August 6, 2022 - 12:00am
Who hasn’t indulged lately in the guilty pleasure of monitoring the organization of both House and Senate?
The business of governing
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - July 30, 2022 - 12:00am
At his first State of the Nation Address, the President projected the action man image.
Opening salvos
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - July 23, 2022 - 12:00am
We’re seeing impressive activity from the President’s point men in command of the Executive’s primary role in facilitating access to justice.
Plus ça change  
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - July 16, 2022 - 12:00am
The rightsizing plan is classic playbook.
Box office
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - July 9, 2022 - 12:00am
The first week of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.’s administration has been an unqualified box office hit.
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - July 2, 2022 - 12:00am
It was in July of 2016 when I took over this column space, one month into the term of a new president.
Gorillas in the mist 
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - June 25, 2022 - 12:00am
In 2019, the Philippines recorded its first E-VALI (e-cigarette or vaping use-associated lung injury) death. The victim was a minor. In the US, Centers for Disease Control statistics as of 2020 showed 2,602 E-Vali...
Unmasking the problem
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - June 18, 2022 - 12:00am
Many consider the COVID-19 response to be the outgoing administration’s biggest failure (see Senate President Vicente Sotto’s reply to the question). As for President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, he considers it...
This is the moment
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - June 11, 2022 - 12:00am
The optic of president-elect BBM in a huddle with his well-received economic team is a powerful reminder that, however universal the approbation of his Cabinet choices, he remains to be the principal. Should...
All the boxes
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - June 4, 2022 - 12:00am
The Marcos team is coming together nicely. Public attention to the economic cluster is understandable, given the national rebuilding forced upon us by the pandemic. But even line or staff appointments to the departments...
League of extraordinary gentlemen
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - May 28, 2022 - 12:00am
The story of president-elect BBM and the people continues its transmutation into an avalanche of firsts. After combining to rack up that inconceivable 31,629,783 vote and a 83.11 percent voter turnout, here they...
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