Wenceslao: Pacquiao at the crossroads

WE watched Manny Pacquiao’s bout with American Timothy Bradley in Las Vegas, Nevada on pay-per-view last Sunday in the comfort of our home. One thing good with PPV is that the coverage of the event is continuous. That gave me and my wife Edizza a chance to observe without distraction Pacman’s demeanor when he entered […]

The first marching Filipino human flag in New York

At least 480 people march in Madison Avenue, New York City at PIDCI’s Philippine Independence Day Parade on June 3 to form the first marching Philippine human flag, aiming to raise funds for 6,000 families affected by Typhoon Sendong, the worst calamity that hit the Philippines in 2011.

Organized by Gawad Kalinga-USA, the human flag is comprised of various Filipino and Filipino-American organizations and individuals.

GK-USA aims to break the world record on the biggest marching human flag in the next three years. (Contributed photo by Lester Echem)

Roperos: ‘Lost’ politics

FOR a moment there, I thought that our people have lost interest in local politics as their attention was drawn to the circumstances that resulted from the Corona impeachment trial. It appeared that the masses were dazzled by the new attitude and respect for our laws that were aroused and generated by the process.

But then, as politics began to recover its lost ground, so we bring to the national consciousness the fact that there are some people, including Gov. Gwen Garcia, who has interest to promote as possible candidate for the Senate. (Read more)

Prosecution spokespersons release SALNs

True to their word, two other spokespersons of the impeachment prosecution team voluntarily released their 2011 statements of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALNs) one week after the ouster of Chief Justice Renato Corona.

House Deputy Majority Leader Romero Frederico “Miro” Quimbo and Aurora Representative Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara earlier hesitated to provide copies of their SALNs to media to avoid sidetracking the impeachment trial of the former chief magistrate. (Read more)

Seares: They may be right, Miriam maybe crazy

A PETITION filed with International Criminal Court (ICC) accuses Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago of being unfit to join the 18-judge tribunal handling cases of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes.

The group US Pinoys for Good Government questions Miriam’s “integrity, soundness of mind, and emotional and psychological stability.” (Read More)

JBC receives 3 nominees for next Chief Justice

The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) received Thursday nominations for a woman’s rights advocate, a state lawyer and a former law school dean, a day after formally opening nominations for the Chief Justice post.

The three nominees were lawyer Katrina Legarda, Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza and Cesar Villaneuva, dean emeritus of the Ateneo Law School. (Read more)

Corona prosecutors hailed for ‘unprecedented achievement’

THE House of Representatives held on Wednesday a victory party for the “unprecedented achievement” of its 11-man prosecution team during the impeachment trial of ousted Chief Justice Renato Corona.

Before it adjourned sine die, the House adopted House Resolution (HR) 2463 commending the congressmen-prosecutors; HR 2462 for the 57 private prosecutors; and HR 2461 for the impeachment secretariat staff. (Read more)

Nomination for new Chief Justice opens

THE Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) formally opened Wednesday the nomination for the position of chief justice in the Supreme Court.

In its website, the JBC announced that its secretariat will receive applications or nominations until June 18, after which it will begin scheduling the public interview of aspirants to the top judicial post. (Read more)

Editorial: Next Cebuano CJ and more

THE recent conviction of Renato Corona by the Senate acting as impeachment court has exposed, for us, one interesting point: the dearth of Cebuano names recognizable enough at the national level to be mentioned as chief justice material.

Considering that Cebu has already produced in recent history two Supreme Court chief justices in Marcelo Fernan and Hilario Davide Jr., this can also be considered a gloomy point. (Read more)