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Privilege speech by Iloilo City Rep. Jerry Treñas on the case of the 16 cities, delivered on Aug. 17, 2010

Posted on August 20, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Commentary

A statement by the faculty of the University of the Philippines College of Law on the allegations of plagiarism and misrepresentation in the Supreme Court.

Posted on August 9, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Commentary

A statement by the faculty of the University of the Philippines College of Law on the allegations of plagiarism and misrepresentation in the Supreme Court.

Posted on August 9, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Commentary

On 5 August 2010 at around 6:15 PM, a bomb exploded near the arrival area of the Zamboanga City International Airport.  This incident, which is considered by the police and the military as a terrorist attack, instantly killed 2 persons and injured 22 others as of this writing.   One of the two persons killed was [...]

Posted on August 7, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Commentary

Gov’t intervention an over-reaction

Posted on August 6, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Commentary

The terrible floods this week in northwest Pakistan have already killed more than 1,100 people, and more than a staggering 1.5 million people have been left homeless or in need of immediate assistance by the raging waters. The Pakistan government and its military are responding now, rescuing stranded villagers, airlifting medical aid and what relief [...]

Posted on August 5, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Commentary

Excerpts from the first Genaro Ong lecture, sponsored by the Communication Foundation for Asia, and delivered by the author on July 30, 2010.

Posted on August 2, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Commentary

MANILA, Philippines–The state of the nation address (SONA) is a discourse that mirrors the truth about the country’s situation and lays down an agenda for change to be implemented by the President. The nation has heard numerous SONAs but generally these came across as self-serving, rendered in a denial mode with a list of promises [...]

Posted on July 28, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Commentary

I meant to write a longer note – partly for friends who know about the work we do on truth commissions at the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) and partly for colleagues working outside the Philippines whose own questions about President Benigno Aquino’s proposed Truth Commission have ranged from the flippant ("Another one") to [...]

Posted on July 18, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Commentary

President Aquino’s challenge is to restore integrity in appointing justices to the Supreme Court Excerpts from the book, ‘Project 2010: Confronting the Legacy of the GMA Regime,’ published by Focus on the Global South. It will be launched on July 13.

Posted on July 12, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Commentary

Justice cannot await any government action. It is up for victims of rights violations and those directly or indirectly affected by corruption, plunder, and electoral fraud to by, their own efforts, let justice bear upon the perpetrators.

Posted on July 12, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Commentary
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