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,” the pre-colonial Philippines had a form of government which shared something in common with the “civilized” 15th century Europe; a government […]
legal 9:51 PM Aug 2014
Why the Supreme Court [should] NOT do the math?
IS THE legality of a legal provision subject to the passage of time? In Corpuz v. People (G.R. No. 180016, April 29, 2014), the Supreme Court delved into the constitutionality of Article 315 of...
legal 3:25 PM Apr 2014
The Publication Requirement in Light of the Digital Age
Laws must come out in the open in the clear light of the sun instead of sulking in the shadows with their dark, deep secrets. - Justice Isagani Cruz, Tañada v. Tuvera, Tañada v....
legal 3:23 PM Apr 2014
Weathering Storms: State Ventures into Climate Change Action
Our world today is not the same world our ancestors lived in a few decades ago. As human society develops—and it has undergone vast changes in this respect—so does the natural world around it....
legal 12:50 PM Apr 2014
CYBERSQUATTERS beware. On 11 February 2014, the Supreme Court of the Philippines promulgated its decision on the petitions seeking the unconstitutionality of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012. In what is said to be...
legal 12:46 PM Apr 2014
MANDATORY OR VOLUNTARY? Reforming the Law on the Election Service of Public School Teachers
FOR THE FILIPINO, elections day is a gathering akin to a fiesta. Almost everyone is rooting for a candidate, up early to set up their own posts, ready to manifest their support. Amidst all...