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Surprise quiz on Fat Lady, Vatileaks, Corona reforms


Time for a surprise quiz on current events, boys and girls. Some readers often misread my satirical spin on the news and take them seriously. So let’s test your “news literacy.”

Posted: June 12th, 2012 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns | Read More »

Corona would have booked Arroyo flight, Aquino tells Fil-Ams

Former Chief Justice Renato Corona. INQUIRER file photo

President Benigno Aquino III lashed out at former Chief Justice Renato Corona anew, saying that he would not have been surprised if the former magistrate personally booked the ticket that would have allowed former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to flee the country last year and piloted the plane himself.

Posted: June 9th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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Reflections on a historic verdict


I have never been more relieved to be wrong than when I predicted at the onset of the Senate Impeachment Trial that the Senate would acquit Chief Justice Renato Corona. Serve me a plate of crow and I will chow it down with relish.

Posted: June 6th, 2012 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns | Read More »


A compelling story Aquino can build on


Undoubtedly, the Corona verdict was a victory for Noynoy Aquino.

Posted: June 5th, 2012 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

No Limitation

Impeachment trial established the solution to Philippines’ massive corruption problem


The almost impossible task of removing the Supreme Court’s Chief Justice who really needed to be removed is done. This could be the spark that lights the nation’s fire towards real reforms in all three branches of government from top to bottom – an absolute necessity if the Philippines is to be a truly progressive democratic country.

Posted: June 5th, 2012 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Global Networking

The parallel universe of China and Corona


In the parallel universe of the Philippines last week, the top news story was that China had increased to 92 the number of its vessels encroaching on the shoal of the Senate impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona who, after delivering a brief 3 hour long opening statement, proceeded to excuse himself from his trial and escape to the Nokia Theater in Hollywood to the set of the American Idol finals where he begged his fellow judges—Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler—to save him the same way they saved Jessica Sanchez several weeks before. It was his only hope.

Posted: May 29th, 2012 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns | Read More »


Discarded draft of Corona’s opening statement found?


Impeachment prosecutors are scrutinizing a supposedly discarded draft of Chief Justice Renato Corona’s opening statement, which he is expected to deliver when he testifies in the Senate.

Posted: May 11th, 2012 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns | Read More »

No Limitation

In the end only one thing counts


“The UP Law (debating) Team has defeated Greece after defeating Argentina and is now among the top 8 in the world… Hope you can catch tomorrow’s match. Should UP Law win in the morning, there is another match in the afternoon/evening with the world championship set for Saturday. Good luck to the team. Their performances [...]

Posted: April 3rd, 2012 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »


Renato Corona, Edgar Jopson of the Class of ‘66

Edgar Jopson

It’s graduation season in the Philippines. Throughout the archipelago, hundreds of thousands of young Filipinos are attending ceremonies marking the end of their high school years.

Posted: March 27th, 2012 in Blogs,Columnists,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Fil-Ams divided over Santiago’s election as ICC judge

More than a 1,000 Filipinos have signed an online petition asking the International Criminal Court to reject its election of Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago as an ICC judge.

Posted: March 20th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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