Martial Law in Retrospect
The People Power Revolution in 1986 marked a new beginning for Filipinos. It ushered in a new era of democracy, which has been left unfelt over Marcos’ tenure as the President of the Philippines. The Dictator’s rule was marred by numerous documented violations of human rights. These were rights the government itself was supposed to […]
legal 2:28 PM Jan 2019
Another year of martial law in Mindanao
With a vote of 235-28-1, the Seventeenth Congress approved on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, the request of President Rodrigo Duterte to extend martial law and the suspension of the privilege of the writ of...
legal 4:37 PM Oct 2018
SC Holds Mental Health Law Symposium
On October 26, 2018, the Ateneo Law Student Council held a symposium on the newly-enacted Republic Act No. 11036, dubbed the “Mental Health Law.” The speakers were Dr. Edgardo Juan Tolentino, Jr., a practitioner...
legal 11:15 AM Aug 2018
BREAKING: 7 SC Justices to Face Impeachment Complaints
On May 11, 2018, the Supreme Court, voting 8-6, ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno. In an unprecedented decision, the divided Court granted the petition for the issuance of a writ of quo...
legal 11:50 PM Sep 2017
A Look At: EO 26
Tobacco consumption is dangerous to the health of the smoker as well as to that of secondhand smokers—this is a fact enunciated by numerous scientific studies. In fact, smoking has been attributed as one...
legal 12:55 AM Mar 2016
It’s all in the blood: The stubborn prevalence of political dynasties in the Philippines
POLITICAL dynasty, a term as ubiquitous as the political families that embody it, is not an invention of modern society. It has been suggested that even before Magellan first set foot on “uncivilized territories,”...
legal 8:45 PM Feb 2016
Urgenda v. the Netherlands: Implications of a state caught in climate change
A Dutch climate change group wins the case for better climate policies.
legal 2:51 PM Feb 2015
A soaring eyesore: Torre de Manila’s construction threatens Rizal Park’s skyline
Torre de Manila, DMCI Home’s latest one-tower condominium development located in Manila City, is under heavy criticism for defacing the view of the Rizal Monument in Luneta Park.
legal 9:11 PM Jan 2015
#MRTChallenge and #BusChallenge: Do we really have to take it everyday?
A regular Filipino commuter wakes up between 4 to 5 AM everyday in order to avoid the early morning rush going to the school or office. The darker outside it is, the better. Unfortunately, all...
legal 9:40 PM Nov 2014
Revisiting the Maguindanao Massacre: Half a decade later
Five years after the gruesome tragedy, the wheels of justice are still grinding at an excruciatingly slow pace. This is partly attributable to the penchant of the defense to use dilatory tactics. It took...
legal 5:38 PM Nov 2014
DRRM Act: The law in times of disasters
It can be argued that the number of casualties and the extent of the damage brought about by such disaster could have been eliminated or, at the very least, minimized had proactive steps been...