The journey of a thousand miles …
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - July 21, 2018 - 12:00am
The President’s Consultative Committee on Constitutional Change (ConCom) has done a yeoman’s job coming up with an official proposal as a starting point for public discussion.
Changing of the guard
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - July 14, 2018 - 12:00am
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the world’s greatest stars.
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - July 7, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines, along with a smattering of states in the US (Nevada, Idaho, Georgia), is one of the last remaining bastions where it is a crime to defame the dead.
Odd Gods
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - June 30, 2018 - 12:00am
The Supreme Court prepares to welcome two new members.
And the first shall be the last
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - June 23, 2018 - 12:00am
The cornerstone personal liberties of United States citizens were not an original feature of their Federal Constitution.
Heckle and Jekyll
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - June 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Our President was heckled on Independence Day.
Storm of reform
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - June 9, 2018 - 12:00am
“A lot of people are saying that their lives are more peaceful now because of the war on drugs.” – Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana.
Rescue missions
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - June 2, 2018 - 12:00am
With the might and persuasive power of the Presidency squarely behind the push for the greatest autonomy to the Bangsamoro, its no surprise that the House stampeded to adopt in toto the draft bill crafted by the...
To hide in plain sight
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - May 26, 2018 - 12:00am
It’s a standard feature of any fictional movie, TV series or novel in the action/thriller genre: effortless access by state security, intelligence or law enforcement agencies to data bases, both public and...
Interesting times
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - May 19, 2018 - 12:00am
After expending colossal amounts of the people’s time and money on 16 committee hearings over a six- month period to impeach Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes P.A. Sereno, the House of Representatives is suddenly the...
The Ides of May
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - May 12, 2018 - 12:00am
The Roman Calendar’s Ides (midpoint of the month between Nones and Kalends) falls on the 15th for the month of March.
Fool’s errand
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - May 5, 2018 - 12:00am
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has been a monster for labor.
Door to door politics
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - April 28, 2018 - 12:00am
Election or appointment gets you into office through the front door. Quo Warranto, Recall, Impeachment are remedies to remove you without infringing the democratic manner of your assumption.
Ready Player One
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - April 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Peer2peer platforms (e.g. Grab, AirBnB), crypto-currency, artificial intelligence.
Causa de la causa
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - April 14, 2018 - 12:00am
Causation is a recurring theme in the events of the week. Senator Richard Gordon, chair of the Senate committee on public accountability a.k.a. Blue Ribbon, demonized former President Benigno C. Aquino III as the...
Political will
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - April 7, 2018 - 12:00am
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II believed he could ride out the firestorm of the dismissal of charges against two of the most high profile drug suspects remaining alive, Kerwin Espinosa and Peter Lim.
Crashing the party
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - March 24, 2018 - 12:00am
No treaty or international agreement shall be valid unless concurred in by two-thirds of all the members of the Senate.”
Unwanted legacies
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - March 17, 2018 - 12:00am
The President’s Constitutional Commission fired its opening salvo against Philippine politics’ most enduring feature, the political dynasty. With one momentous blow, the President’s band of 20 shed...
Storm before the calm
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - March 3, 2018 - 12:00am
A presidential provocation, (2) a House impeachment, (3) a BIR probe, (4) a disclosure of psychological test results, (5) a quo warranto petition.
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. - February 24, 2018 - 12:00am
One of the first declarations of Rodrigo Roa Duterte as President-elect back in May 2016 was for legislators to respect the rights of witnesses at congressional hearings.
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