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 …

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 …

COVID or Not, No Charter Change

Co-authored with Jayvy Gamboa. ‘The proposed charter change has long-reaching effects that may be irreversible and that may haunt us even after the pandemic has ceased’ Here we are again. The leaders of Congress such as House Speaker Lord Velasco and Senators Bong Go, Bato Dela Rosa, and Francis Tolentino have publicly expressed their interest …