Posts filed under “law”

Owning the Clouds – Apology, Withdrawal

Followup to Owning The Clouds and the update: I got an email from Sarah Bernard of 23/6, apologizing for the inadvertent pulling of my video due to Google/YouTube’s content identification. I forgive you, 23/6! Dear Paulo, I’m Sarah Bernard, President of 23/6. Please know that we certainly did not intend for our posting the video, […]

Owning the Clouds – Update

Update: An apology from 23/6, inaction from Google. Update: Good news! I have uploaded my cloud time lapses to Vimeo. To emphasize the authenticity of the footage, I have uploaded the uncut version, with camera jostles and stretches of relatively empty sky that were edited out of the version more popularly distributed as various parodies […]

Owning the Clouds

Update: Please see “Owning the Clouds – Update.” So, is the movie at right loading yet? Every moment that it does not load when the play button is clicked, and every moment that this returns an “unavailable” error page is another moment of Google Video denying me ownership of my own work. Some of you […]

Erap Guilty

Back in the Philippines, six years after Joseph Estrada’s impeachment and popular ouster for corruption, the Sandiganbayan has finally delivered its verdict on the accused ex-President — guilty of plunder, though not guilty of perjury, and his co-accused son and ex-Senator has been found not guilty of complicity. The sentence is life imprisonment. As expected, […]

Harry Potter and the Scholastic Infringement Notice

Two days ago I wrote a “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” parody in which I jokingly claimed to have an advance copy of the book, and proceeded to “spoil” the story by revealing an outlandish and badly written Scooby-Doo-like ending in which Voldemort is unmasked as Professor Flitwick, whose attempt to steal Harry Potter’s […]

More Senatorial Consternation

Here’s an opinion column by Inquirer columnist Isagani Cruz about where our senators’ loyalties lie. Interestingly, those favoring the President have certain interests to pursue, like government assistance to rescue them from financial straits, security of tenure for their relatives, appointments to diplomatic posts or recommendation for an international tribunal, or plain devotion to a […]

The Coming Storm

You know something really depressing? Despite all the damning evidence and credible witnesses testifying against President Estrada, and despite the obvious clarity of the crimes he committed which led to his impeachment trial, the verdict of guilt still rests with the Philippine Senate. A two-thirds vote (of 22 senators) is required to convict Erap and […]

Miriam Defensor-Santiago goes nuts

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago managed to embarass herself in front of the whole nation by throwing a rather undignified tantrum at the impeachment trial, live on national TV. What happened to the woman? She used to be such a great lawyer and senator, fiery yet respectable. Now she seems to suffer from a growing self-rationalized mental […]

Death penalty commuted because…

Design on my new site is going okay, if a bit slowly. I think I shall upload everything in one fell swoop right after New Year of 2001. Tomorrow is going to be an interesting day in Erap’s impeachment trial: Justice Davide is going to decide whether the prosecution should be allowed to investigate certain […]

The Estrada Impeachment Trial begins

The Estrada Impeachment Trial has begun! Former Chief Justice Andres Narvasa just opened his defense of the president with a comparison to Julius Caesar. *GAG* Hey, but Caesar was stabbed to death by… by… the Senate! Hey, that wouldn’t be so bad. Of course, Erap’s so padded he wouldn’t feel a thing. Thunk, thunk. I […]