Category Archives: Val Abelgas

Let the bells ring

By Val G. Abelgas A DAY after Bulacan policemen killed 32 drug suspects in a single day, President Duterte commended them and told policemen all over the country to kill 32 more

What about the bigger crimes?

By Val G. Abelgas THOUSANDS of suspected drug users and pushers have been killed since President Duterte launched his war on drugs last year and police officials, led by PNP chief Director

What happened to ‘never again’?

By Val G. Abelgas WHAT ever happened to “Never again to martial law”? A phrase opt-repeated in many rallies long after the Filipino people ousted the dictatorship of the late Ferdinand Marcos

Clothing tyranny with constitutionality

By Val G. Abelgas WITH the Supreme Court basically showing reluctance to review President Duterte’s martial law declaration and ceding its power to the President to determine the territorial scope of martial

Making health care unaffordable again

By Val G. Abelgas AFTER failing for many years to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), popularly known as Obamacare, Republicans in both the House and the Senate are touting their control

The mighty Speaker

By Val G. Abelgas POWER corrupts. And absolute power corrupts absolutely. This tenet has never been more evident than in the recent actions by the House of Representatives led by its Speaker,