Category: congress

Impeachment as Excommunication: Corona, del Castillo and Congress 0

Impeachment as Excommunication: Corona, del Castillo and Congress

Impeachment is not a light punishment.  It’s crucifixion.  You’re crucifying a Justice who worked his life to the pursuit of law and justice, and earned a living being the sentinel of the State and...

The Philippine Civil War: Corona, Aquino, and the Impeachment 0

The Philippine Civil War: Corona, Aquino, and the Impeachment

Right now, the Philippines is experiencing a tumultuous event never before seen in its legal history.  All eyes are riveted at the sensational trial of no less than the Chief Justice of the Supreme...

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A Silent Call to the EDSA Generation

History books and heroes carried an EDSA that was about setting things right in the Philippines, and maybe some of them had the right idea, but mostly, the context of that demonstration was misunderstood....

A Comprehensive Proposal for an EDSA Reform (edited) 32

A Comprehensive Proposal for an EDSA Reform (edited)

EDSA will no longer be about alternative personalities, or parties. It will no longer be about dependence on the individual. It will be something better, more comprehensive. Now you will have something to fight...

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The Fatal Flaw of Western Democracies (revised 08-01-2012)

Schools have long taught that the American government was the model of that perfect democracy.   That, however, has not stopped existing democracies from falling into tight-handed dictatorships.   What has gone wrong?   What is different...

For Better or For Worse: Cuba, Pakistan, Kosovo 3

For Better or For Worse: Cuba, Pakistan, Kosovo

Everywhere there seems to be a feeling of fatigue for one failed system after another, and movements (like Obama’s, which seems to be sweeping the United States) have begun to spring up, maybe not...

How We are Saved By EDSA 3

How We are Saved By EDSA

And here is why I believe that the EDSA Movement is indeed God’s gift to the Filipino people, and why it is different from other revolutions out there: it sired a peaceful demonstration, but...

The End of Dynasties (updated) 3

The End of Dynasties (updated)

..this season’s Super Bowl was epic indeed. It would either cap the Patriots’ bid to break the record for the Miami Dolphins (18-0), or bring a trophy home, for the first time in a...

The Philippine Autocracy & the Battle for Congress 4

The Philippine Autocracy & the Battle for Congress

Determined to forge a legacy to be remembered (the Iron Lady could yet surpass Lee Kuan Yew… or maybe make Thaksin grind his teeth in envy), Gloria has now turned her energies to her...