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GMA Arrested: Problem, Promise, Prognosis

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I spoke tonight at a forum organized by theology students at the Asian Theological Seminary (ATS) on the current political situation in the Philippines. In particular, I discussed the topic, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo Arrested: Problem, Promise and Prognosis.

I built the talk around the thesis that what we are witnessing is an opportunity for the country’s political system to decisively defeat the forces of traditional  and patronage politics and set in place a public legal community founded on the norms of public justice.

Click here for  link to the outline of my presentation.



Written by Romel

November 25, 2011 at 3:09 pm

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The Danger of Words

A disciple of Wittgenstein once wrote a book about the “danger of words” (the psychiatrist M. O’C Drury, 1996, Wittgenstein studies, Thoemmes Press). This illustrates the point, if in a hilarious and instructive way, as only the masters of the Queen’s English can, on the life-changing issue of what makes potato chips click, and according to the demanding and weighty craft of legal interpretation.

Written by Romel

June 3, 2009 at 4:56 am

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