The people’s interest is primordial. We are here to serve. As we process the matter with our LP House members, I believe that a strong Minority is essential to our democracy.
DFA Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr.’s decision to cancel diplomatic passports for former Ambassadors, it goes without saying, reeks of disrespect to diplomats who have served our country with honor. Beyond this, it also defies the law. No Filipino—regardless of the title he or she may hold—is above the law. Not even a secretary can flout […]
Secretary Jesse Robredo would have been 61 today.
As we know him, “simple” Jesse would not wish for any grand celebration, but something meaningful and productive that could be shared with the people.
Today on his third death anniversary, we miss Ka Jovy Salonga — a great statesman, valiant defender of democracy, incorruptible leader. He had the generosity of spirit, untouched by lust for wealth and power, and ready to sacrifice for the national interest — qualities we need so badly these days from our leaders.
We oppose moves in Congress to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility to nine years old.
We stand by various studies cited in the current law, Republic Act 9344 or Juvenile Justice Welfare Act of 2006, that young people at that age do not have the same emotional, mental, or cognitive maturity as adults.