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Of ribbons and ratings

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ON DISTANT SHORE By Val G. Abelgas With the growing clamor for the impeachment of President Aquino following the ruling by the Supreme Court that the Disbursement Acceleration Program, the negative response to his attacks against the Court, and the plunge in his satisfaction, approval and trust ratings in two recent surveys, Malacanang’s press office should now be in damage control mode. It showed in Read More …

Noy slams SC anew

President Aquino examines the family tree of Apolinario Mabini during the opening of a museum featuring the life of the ‘Sublime Paralytic’ in Tanauan, Batangas. The President led ceremonies to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of the brains of the Philippine revolution.

By Aurea Calica The Philippine Star ‘SC also transferred P1.865 B’ MANILA, Philippines – President Aquino resumed his tirade against the Supreme Court (SC) yesterday even as he allayed fears of a constitutional crisis. Aquino devoted much of his speech during the commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary of Apolinario Mabini, the brains of the Philippine revolution, to the legal battle being fought by Malacañang Read More …

Oil Rig Withdrawn From Disputed Waters

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SOURCE: NTD.TV Oil Rig Withdrawn From Disputed Waters. A Sign Xi Jinping Is In Control? China has moved oil rig, Haiyang Shiyou 981, away from disputed waters off Vietnam. This drilling rig near the Paracel Islands has aroused tension in the two countries for more than two months. The sudden move triggered hot discussion. Commentators say that China had previously towed the US$1 billion rig Read More …

KING OF DARKNESS

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By REY O. ARCILLA MALAYA (Months ago, when power shortage in the country first reared its ugly head, I expressed the hope Noynoy would turn his attention to it as soon as possible lest he suffer the same fate as his beloved mother, the revered Cory, did. He could wind up being called the “King of Darkness” as Cory was dubbed the “Queen of Darkness” Read More …

LIGHTING A CANDLE IN THE DARKNESS

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By Fr. Shay Cullen The good news is that hundreds, if not thousands of children will be protected from abuse and molestation by some of the 660 British subjects arrested for accessing unlawful images of children on the internet by a coordinated police action throughout the United Kingdom a few weeks ago. Many more suspects have been identified as accessing these horrific images of children Read More …

Blackmail

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FIRST PERSON By Alex Magno The Philippine Star The judiciary, by constitutional dictate, is the third co-equal branch of government. It does not control the army and does not control the purse. It only has the majesty of the law in its armory. Historically, the two other branches of government consistently tried to gain leverage over the judiciary by controlling the resources that flow to Read More …

Tell us who are your friends

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“Neutral men are the devil’s allies.” — Edwin Hubbel Chapin By Alex P. Vidal The front pages of all the newspapers, headline news of all TV and radio networks yesterday said it all! The judiciary is hell-bent not to genuflect before the executive branch, its co-equal in government, as manifested by the gallant stand of the majority of the judges, prosecutors, and other hall of Read More …

Lame mind, lame excuses, lame duck

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PerryScope By Perry Diaz Two of the most intelligent presidents the country ever had turned out to be the most corrupt. So much for intelligent people running the government. How about those with a lame mind “ampaw” (rice crispies) as President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino III called them last March 13 when he advised voters to elect someone with substance. “In essence, who really has substance Read More …