The Alexander aesthetic
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - April 10, 2021 - 12:00am
If Chief Justice Alexander Gahon Gesmundo is to succeed in unravelling the gordian knot of good judicial governance, he is blessed to have a magnificent namesake as his exemplar.
Short cuts
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - March 27, 2021 - 12:00am
Around the world, the response of legislatures to the anxiety about drugs is to enact reverse onus provisions.
People first
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - March 20, 2021 - 12:00am
The WTO Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights council met last week under the leadership of new Director General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria.
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - March 13, 2021 - 12:00am
G-7 pillars Germany and Japan have been world leaders in the pushback against the pandemic.
The long, slow grind
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - March 6, 2021 - 12:00am
The arrival Thursday night of the initial batch of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines, manufactured in their South Korea facility, is another big stride in our push back against the virus and the march to normalcy.
When perfect is the enemy of the good
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - February 27, 2021 - 12:00am
We knew early that our vaccine rollout would be late but knowing that we are last has made the tardiness a difficult pill to swallow.
2022 on my mind
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - February 20, 2021 - 12:00am
Was it the Comelec extensions of voter registration? The year-end surveys of presidentiables that suddenly materialized?
Silver bullet or 30 pieces of silver?
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - February 13, 2021 - 12:00am
Listening to the Department of Transportation and the Land Transportation Office , you’d think that the Motor Vehicle Inspection System carried out by Private Motor Vehicle Inspection Centers was both vaccine...
Davids and Goliaths
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - February 6, 2021 - 12:00am
As quickly as private motor vehicle inspection centers sprouted up, so have the complaints against them mounted.
Prophylactic tactic
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - January 30, 2021 - 12:00am
The limits to what the public eye can witness has expanded exponentially given the ubiquity of video recording technology and the availability of social media to share it.
What makes UP special?
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - January 23, 2021 - 12:00am
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana argues against exclusivity, pointing out that Ateneo, San Beda, La Salle don’t have their own Ramos-Nemenzo/Soto-Enrile agreements. For Sorsogon Governor Francis Escudero,...
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - January 16, 2021 - 12:00am
The Good.
Citadel of democracy
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - January 9, 2021 - 12:00am
It was a proud day in February, 1945 when General Douglas MacArthur turned over to President Sergio Osmeña the full powers and responsibilities of the Commonwealth Government.
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - January 2, 2021 - 12:00am
The beastly double murder of the unarmed and defenseless Sonya Gregorio and her son, Frank Anthony Gregorio, is still the abiding image we take to 2021.
Long day’s journey
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - December 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Merry Christmas, fellow punch-drunk inmates! Welcome to our last column for 2020.
Et sic incipit
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - December 19, 2020 - 12:00am
When the story of COVID-19 gets told, one way to tell it would be through milestones.
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - December 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Valenzuela’s decisive move to suspend NLEX Corporation’s business permit protects its residents, businesses and territory from the gridlock spawned by the slapdash implementation of the RFID only po...
The hurt locker
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - December 5, 2020 - 12:00am
COVID-19 quarantines are meant to suppress action. But in the context of gender-based violence, they have provoked the equal and opposite reaction.
First things first
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - November 28, 2020 - 12:00am
Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson has started carving the budget turkey.
Chasing waterfalls
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - November 21, 2020 - 12:00am
On this, the week marking the anniversary of the first appearance in Hubei of SARS-CoV-2 in 2019, the biggest news is that there is good news at all. In an annus horibilis, we celebrate the breaks we get.
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