Your honor

Your honor – Jun. 17, 2004 is my column for today.

Meanwhile, in ABS-CBNNEWS.COM, TODAY newspaper’s first editorial is challenging and wise:

When Congress is not in session, it is strongly arguable that Congress does not exist except as a building, and its members are legally incapacitated to do anything pertaining to the legislative department under Article 6 of the Constitution.

Also in ABS-CBNNEWS.COM, columnist Dan Mariano points out two interesting things: 1. the opposition can’t round up enough people to march on the streets; 2. the comments of retired Justice Cecilia Munoz Palma, former president of the 1987 Constitutional Commission. Justice Palma has always spoken out without fear on favor on pending constitutional questions.

3 comments

    • Rank Merida on June 20, 2004 at 10:43 pm

    Yes, I’m enjoying it this time around. When I got it first in Nov. 1986 I put it aside because I found the prose inelegant. Now it’s the tidbits of information that I found exciting. My mother’s a Cebuana and my father’s a Negrense. My grandfather (1896-1987) was into politics most his life, and my father too. So I can relate to the personalities in the book; even your great, and I mean the opposite of ordinary, Granddad.
    Thanks for the heads-up about the book that was gathering dust in my storage.

    • mlq3 on June 19, 2004 at 1:14 pm

    Many, many thanks for your kind words. You have the original edition of the book. It was republished for Romero’s centennary with a green cover. Many National Bookstores still have copies of the 2nd edition. I hope you enjoy reading the book.

    • Rank on June 19, 2004 at 12:44 pm

    I got that book Not So Long Ago. If there’s still an Alemar in Metro Manila, perhaps they still have copies. I got mine from the sale section of Alemar-Cebu a decade or so ago. Alemar has since closed. I’ll reread the whole thing then.

    More power.

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