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Greg Macabenta

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Did Cayetano lose and then reacquire Philippine citizenship?

IN a stout rebuttal of assertions made in a Philippine Daily Inquirer column by Filipino-American lawyer, Rodel Rodis, concerning the US citizenship of Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano and his subsequent renunciation of it, the following news item came out: “Senator … Continue reading

March 24, 2017

Do honor and integrity still count? 

TWO of the most common expressions that I hear from the tricycle drivers in our neighborhood in Parañaque are: “Lumilipas din ang kahihiyan!” (Shame passes!) and, “Nakakain ba ang dangal?” (Can you eat honor?). These expressions reflect a very cynical … Continue reading

March 22, 2017

Unsolicited advice to the Duterte trolls

IN January 2017, The New Republic, a liberal US magazine, ran an article by journalist Sean Williams entitled, “Rodrigo Duterte’s Army of Online Trolls”: “Since Rodrigo Duterte was elected president of the Philippines last June, he has waged a brutal crackdown on drug dealers … Continue reading

March 08, 2017

Tightening the screws

THE screws are tightening on both sides of the Pacific, pretty much like the garote that snuffed the lives of the Tres Martires, Padres Burgos, Gomez and Zamora. Sooner or later, some necks are going to snap. In America, the … Continue reading

March 01, 2017

Tilting the scales of justice

THE classic symbol of justice is a lady with a blindfold holding weighing scale that are perfectly balanced. The blindfold and the balanced scales denote impartiality. One would expect that the Secretary of Justice and our country’s lawmakers, the members … Continue reading

February 25, 2017

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