Leila De Lima should be DISBARRED for disrespecting – no, INSULTING – the Philippine Supreme Court

Think about it for a moment. The US is implementing a measure to ban Philippine government officials on the basis of someone’s opinion that they had “persecuted” Philippine Senator Leila De Lima. This is a position taken regardless of what any Filipino court has so far ruled. It just shows how, to Americans, the Philippines […]

Only a Philippine court can decide what happens next to Leila De Lima

US President Donald Trump recently passed a law banning Philippine government officials found to be involved in the arrest and detention of Senator Leila De Lima. But that is based on the assumption that this arrest and detention is wrong. Who decides whether De Lima’s arrest and detention are wrong? The Americans? Leila De Lima? […]

Maria Ressa INSULTS the Philippines’ judiciary by taking her tax evasion case to a FOREIGN court

Tax evasion is a domestic issue that can be handled internally within the Philippines through its criminal justice system. It seems, however, that Rappler CEO Maria Ressa begs to be above that system and, in essence, above Philippine law itself. News has recently come out that celebrity lawyer Amal Clooney will be “representing” Ressa in […]

The International Criminal Court should butt out of the Philippines’ internal affairs

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is, well, a criminal court as its name implies. As such, by presuming to be an authority on what is “just” in the Philippines, it is, in effect, competing with Philippine courts for authority. But, see, there is nothing in the Philippine Constitution that allows any entity beyond a Philippine […]

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