Duterte and Poe: one promises radical change and the other represents the status quo

If popularity surveys are to be believed, it is going to be a close race between Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Senator Grace Poe for the Presidency.  Some people’s prediction that Poe’s popularity would surge after the Supreme Court decided to allow her to run did not come true. While she still maintains the […]

CJ Sereno may have a point but Binay lawyers are still Correct!

Last week, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno scolded Makati Mayor Junjun Binay’s lawyers for basing their case on a “wrong doctrine”. The doctrine in question, is the Aguinaldo doctrine, which the Philippine Supreme Court itself has established and implemented since 1959. Justices Antonio Carpio and Estela Perlas-Bernabe held a much more level-headed view of raising […]

Secretary De Lima struggled to justify why she thinks CJ Corona favors GMA

How does one prove allegations that Chief Justice Renato Corona betrayed the public trust through his partiality to former President Gloria M Arroyo (GMA)? As what most rational people had for so long expected, it is indeed proving to be difficult. Even Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila De Lima failed to prove it in […]