Ang Ginapadayag sa (Bise) Presidente Duterte sa Estado sa Nasud

Isinulat ni Tony La Viña at Jayvy Gamboa. Isinalin sa Bisaya ni Dinah Faye Balleco. Original Article (Rappler); Sa ika-26 sa Hulyo 2021, madunggan sa nasod ang ulahi nga State of the Nation Address (SONA) sa ika-16 na Presidente sa Pilipinas. Dili katuohan nga adunay posibilidad na maimbitahan siya sa sunod na SONA sa sunod …

What a (Vice) President Duterte reveals on the State of the Nation

Co-written with Jayvy Gamboa. The talks of President Duterte’s candidacy as vice president does not only draw attention to the possibility of a continued hold onto power, but also to the question of whether this is a symptom of a more fundamental problem in Philippine politics On July 26, 2021, Monday, the country is set …

Not a good time for Charter Change

“The administration, given its track record for the past five years, has lost any credibility to push for something as drastic as charter change.” Once again, the House of Representatives has voted in plenary session to amend the economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution. In essence, the amendments will add the phrase “as provided by …

Kapag ang Utos ng Hukom ay naging Warrant upang Pumatay

Isinulat ni Tony La Viña; Isinalin sa Filipino ni Jayvy Gamboa Original Article (Rappler); Bisaya Translation Bilang isang abogado at isang tagapagsulong ng karapatang pantao, doble ang pagluluksa ko sa Bloody Sunday, ang pagpatay sa siyam na aktibistang pangkarapatang pantao at manggagawa sa Calabarzon ng mga pulis na nagpapatupad ng search warrant para diumano sa …

Kung ang mga Judicial Orders nahimong death warrants

Isinulat ni Tony La Viña; Isinalin sa Bisaya ni Dinah Faye Balleco Original Article (Rappler); Tagalog Translation Gasulti isip usa ka human rights advcocate, naguol gayod ako sa nahitabo sa Bloody Sunday, ang pagmasaker sa nwebe ka human rights nga mga aktibista ug mga trabahante sa rehiyon sa Calabarzon nga gihimo sa mga pulis gamit …

Joyful Warrior for Justice, Democracy, and Love

“Thank you, Fr. Bernie, for building this nation through your teaching, writing, political engagement, and leadership.” Fr. Joaquin Bernas, S.J. did not live an ordinary life. He was constitutional law expert, lawyer and law professor, bar topnotcher, prolific author and columnist, academic leader (Dean of Ateneo Law School twice, Dean of the College of Arts …

When Judicial Orders Become Death Warrants

Tagalog Translation; Bisaya Translation ‘[Issuing search warrants] requires judgment, circumspection, and yes, holding police power to the higher standard. After all, the greater the power, the less the excuse.’ Speaking as a lawyer and as a human rights advocate, I am twice in grief over Bloody Sunday, the massacre of nine human rights activists and …

A Dead Horse Nicknamed Chacha

“The advent of the pandemic has made economic liberalization even riskier.” I dislike the saying “flogging to death a dead horse,” which means a particular effort is a waste of time as there will be no useful outcome coming out of that exercise of so much energy. It’s an idiom that is anti-animal rights and …