SEARCH FOR TRUTH
The red flag is up
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - January 19, 2019 - 12:00am
There was a 2016 House hearing which should have immediately triggered remedial action on the Passport E-printing mess.
Black is the new black
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - January 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Wednesday’s fiesta of the Black Nazarene delivered our annual dose of wonder at the sight of millions of Filipinos turning out unshod for a centuries old tradition.
Big bangs
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - January 5, 2019 - 12:00am
It was a year of fireworks. The Supreme Court, after the previous impeachment episodes against Chief Justices Hilario Davide and Renato Corona, was again ground zero.
Our top searches for truth, 2018
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - December 29, 2018 - 12:00am
The brutal uprootal of Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes P.A. Sereno
Counting blessings
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - December 22, 2018 - 12:00am
Well functioning institutions are vital to creating environments that enable growth.
Pearls before swine
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - December 15, 2018 - 12:00am
"You are better off not knowing how sausages and laws are made.”
When change is not good
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - December 8, 2018 - 12:00am
Care for an academic discussion on changing the Constitution?
Defending and pretending
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - December 1, 2018 - 12:00am
Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III became the great defender of legislative prerogatives when he spoke out against House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s rant versus congressional inquiries.
Free the hostages
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - November 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Ang Probinsyano, the Phl style superhero “pulis patola” immortalized on the silver screen by Fernando Poe Jr. and given a new lease on TV by ABS-CBN, has dominated the network ratings game for the past...
Solar flair
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - November 17, 2018 - 12:00am
In my childhood, I never bought into the typical reading series of the generations before me: Enid Blyton’s Secret Seven, the Hardy Boys’ Adventures, Erle Stanley Gardner’s Perry Mason nor any of...
The most promising player
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - November 10, 2018 - 12:00am
What just happened in the search for the Next Major Player (NMP) to contend with PLDT-Smart and Globe?
Blessed are the meek
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - November 3, 2018 - 12:00am
“ I just want to give him a little legal practice before he becomes a lawyer.” With this tongue in cheek quip, US President John F. Kennedy sought to deflect public attention from the glaringly controversial...
Maximum tolerance
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - October 27, 2018 - 12:00am
Certainty of punishment is said to be the most effective disincentive to criminality.
Chasing unicorns
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - October 20, 2018 - 12:00am
The Cinderella story of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte continues to spawn adherents. If he can, I can. Hence the mad rush to carpe diem and file certificates of candidacy this week. It was reminiscent of the recent...
Harry, Harry quite contrary
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - October 13, 2018 - 12:00am
We commiserate with Harry Roque. Trust and confidence is critical in his position. It must flow downstream from his Principal for him to earn it upstream from his constituency.
A truth that’s told with bad intent …
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - October 6, 2018 - 12:00am
Once again, the President just disappeared. And, as before, we didn’t have a clue.
Song of fire and ice
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - September 29, 2018 - 12:00am
In the season of tete a’ tete, Brett and Christine had a tit for tat.
When mountains collapse
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - September 22, 2018 - 12:00am
The tragic landslides in Itogon, Benguet and Naga, Cebu are the latest arguments to compel the review of our mining policies.
Points of order
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - September 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, from the time he joined the Senate, has had issues with his chamber’s rules of order.
Accidental martyrdom
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - September 8, 2018 - 12:00am
Senator Ralph Recto likened Senator Antonio Trillanes’ two Senate wins (2007, 2013) to amnesties granted by the people.
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