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On Writ of Amparo “Empty cartridge”

October 18, 2009

Lopez, Maanne I. Editorial and Opinion Writing Writ of Amparo March 2008 Empty cartridge On September 25, 2007, Chief Reynato Puno officially announced the promulgation of the Writ of Amparo, which is so far the greatest legal weapon of the public to protect their constitutional rights however it correspondingly follows the need for a greater […]

Reinventing activism

October 18, 2009

Lopez, Maanne I. Editorial and Opinion Writing Column March 14, 2008 Paper Talk Reinventing activism Protests have been the conventional method for activists nowadays. And the streets have been their traditional venue. The public have been desensitized with almost weekly rallies. For the protesters, they will not stop until the administration attended to what they […]

On “Should GMA resign? Upsides, downsides”

October 18, 2009

Lopez, Maanne I. Editorial and Opinion Writing Why I read this column March 4, 2008 Get Real by Solita Collas-Monsod (March 1) Should GMA resign? Upsides, downsides I saw the picture of Winnie Monsod and was surprised to see that her real name is Solita Collas-Monsod. This is the first time that I will read […]

On “Letter from Jun Lozada”

October 18, 2009

Lopez, Maanne I. Editorial and Opinion Writing Why I read this column March 4, 2008 Human Face by Ma. Ceres P. Doyo (Feb. 28) Letter from Jun Lozada A ‘Letter from Jun Lozada,’ who would not read this one? It’s a letter from the controversial witness, Jun Lozada, himself. I find it interesting and well, […]

On “Whatever happened to ‘Hello, Garci’?”

October 18, 2009

Lopez, Maanne I. Editorial and Opinion Writing Why I read this column March 4, 2008 There’s the Rub by Conrado de Quiros (Feb. 27) Whatever happened to ‘Hello, Garci’? If my memory is correct, months ago I think Conrado de Quiros wrote a column about the Hello Garci scandal featuring the controversial wire-tapped conversation of […]

On Press Freedom: “Returning the favor”

October 18, 2009

Lopez, Maanne I. Editorial and Opinion Writing Press freedom March 14, 2008 EDITORIAL Returning the favor Despite the repressive actions of the Arroyo government, one evidently marked during Nov. 29 coup attempt, national media institutions remain to stay in circulation and broadcasting, unlike the number of campus press publications in the Philippines who experience different […]

On “Deepening crisis”

October 18, 2009

Lopez, Maanne I. Editorial and Opinion Writing January 8, 2008 The December 29 editorial of the Philippine Daily Inquirer tackled about the “Deepening crisis” in Pakistan. I wasn’t aware of this news, but reading this gave me goose bumps. It’s so scary in Pakistan. The master mind behind the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir […]

On Holy Innocents Day

October 18, 2009

Lopez, Maanne I. Editorial and Opinion Writing January 8, 2008 The only innocent in the Ricardo Jalosjos case this Holy Innocents Day is none other than the 11-year old rape victim. Was he released or did he escape? These questions should be given answers. If Jalosjos escaped, then he should extend his imprisonment. If he […]

On “The death of Batman”

October 18, 2009

Lopez, Maanne I. Editorial and Opinion Writing January 8, 2008 The December 27 editorial of the Philippine Daily Inquirer is entitled “The death of Batman,” which refers to the killing of Davao Broadcast Journalist Fernando “Batman” Lintuan. I am not a regular listener of radio commentaries aired here in Manila, so basically I do not […]

On PDI’s Dec. 26, 2008 editorials

October 18, 2009

Lopez, Maanne I. Editorial and Opinion Writing January 8, 2008 The December 26 editorials of the Philippine Daily Inquirer had a catchy title and a nice introduction; it caught my attention yet it didn’t persuade me enough. “Fighting the real enemy” and “What comes next,” interesting right? But everyone knows the fact that all experience […]