Fighting Back for the People

“Such is the dumbing down of politics in our midst.” The day Vice-President Leni Robredo was sacked as Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs co-chair by the President, barely a little more than two weeks on the job, Professor Ed Garcia wrote “Fight Back, Filipino”. Published in the book “Servant Leader Leni Robredo,” Garcia argues how …

VP Leni and the War Against Drugs

“Courage, competence, commitment, and compassion.” The second part of the book “Servant Leader: Leni Robredo” by Ed Garcia revolves around Vice President Leni Robredo’s engagement with the government’s flagship program – the fight against illegal drugs. Against expectations, VP Leni accepted President Duterte’s dare to lead the campaign. In this essay, Ed Garcia says that …

Leni Robredo’s Moral Courage

“Indeed we have elected an extraordinary vice president.” In his essay “Rediscovering a Brave Brand of “Doing Politics” published in “Servant Leader Leni Robredo, Constitutional Commissioner Ed Garcia dissects how the lack of administration support for VP Leni Robredo’s endeavors and the lack of respect by the administration led VP Leni to resign from the …

To Give and Not to Count the Cost

“The vice president makes difficult tasks seem easy.” “To Give and Not to Count the Cost” is Part 1 of the coffee table book which comprises a collection of published and unpublished articles compiled by Professor Ed Garcia. In this chapter, we find articles by various authors, such as “Leave it to Leni” by Chit …

Heart of a Servant Leader

“The book is about the transformative and dynamic leadership of the holder of the second-highest elective position in the land.” When the history of the Philippines is finally written, long after we have awakened from the nightmare when a pandemic crippled the economy, shut down factories and offices, closed schools and sports venues, and changed …

Duterte Rants Against VP Robredo

President Rodrigo Duterte regularly spews profanities in public, but his latest tirades against Vice President Leni Robredo is in a class of its own. Although the President has castigated the vice president on previous occasions, the level of malice and vitriol he hurled against Robredo has reached a new high this time. In a televised …

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 …