Turbulent Days Ahead for the Country

“The poor and the basic sectors above all must be represented in that coalition of the willing.“ I submitted this column not knowing the results yet of yesterday’s elections. Perhaps by the time the Manila Standard print edition comes out, there is already a clear winner. Given the consistency of the surveys from November to April, …

Hindi Masasayang ang Boto mo! Sigurado tayo kay Leni – Kiko!

Piliin na natin ang kandidatong walang bahid ang track record at walang disqualifaction case laban sa kanya. Hindi masasayang ang boto mo. Hindi masasayang ang pagtaya mo. Ilang araw na lamang ay eleksyon na. Kabi-kabila ang mga rally at mga sortie sa iba’t ibang dako ng Pilipinas. Patuloy ang pangungumbinsi at panliligaw ng mga kandidato …

How to Defeat Marcos

‘Give us a radical alternative not just to Marcos but to our rotten and bulok system!’ Our presidential and centralized form of government vests broad powers to the president. He is not only the chief executive but is the appointing authority of all the personnel in the executive department, which encompasses all departments, bureaus, agencies …

Justice Leonen and the Marcos-Robredo Case

Citing Associate Justice Marvic Leonen’s alleged well-documented bias against him and his family, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is asking the Supreme Court, sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal, to re-raffle his electoral protest case and for Leonen, to whom the case is assigned, to inhibit from the case. The rules for voluntary inhibition of judge or …