Day: September 19, 2020

Marcos and Duterte

This coming week, we recall Marcos’ declaration of martial law 48 years ago, an event that significantly altered the course of Philippine politics. It may seem pointless to warn the younger generation of the virus of authoritarianism—since it is already upon us, albeit without a formal announcement of its arrival. But, it will always be […]

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Searches at police checkpoints

How should police and military officers conduct, and how should the people regard, the checkpoints that are set up (especially during the current pandemic) to safeguard the security, safety, and health of citizens? The Supreme Court in People v. Sapla (Aug. 19, 2020, ably penned by Justice Alfredo Benjamin S. Caguioa)—featured in this space last […]

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