Antonio Trillanes IV

Three is a crowd: Marcos, Trillanes, and Cayetano

PerryScope By Perry Diaz With nine months to the presidential election on May 9, 2016, there are only two declared candidates for President and one “maybe.” And with the filing of candidacies on October 16, 2015 fast approaching, the two presidential candidates – Jejomar “Jojo” Binay and Manuel “Mar” Roxas II – have yet to pick their vice presidential running mates. Not because they’re in Read More …

Binay and Trillanes

PerryScope By Perry Diaz Little did Vice President Jejomar “Jojo” Binay realize that Sen. Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV would accept his challenge to debate. And when Trillanes accepted it, Binay must have panicked and backed out of the debate. It’s important to note that Binay challenged Trillanes to a debate to bring his case to the people and answer questions about his alleged corruption activities Read More …

The President’s dream team:Roxas-Escudero

Making life worth living By Ellen Tordesillas Malaya These are the political alliances shaping up for the 2016 presidential elections. President Aquino’s dream team for 2016.[/caption]Interior Secretary Mar Roxas for president and Sen. Chiz Escudero for vice president for the Liberal Party; Vice President Jejomar Binay and Gawad Kalinga founder and chairman Tony Meloto for the United Nationalist Alliance; and Senators Alan Cayetano and Antonio Read More …

Napoles couple in a luxury bash.

Making life worth living By Ellen Tordesillas Malaya Dirty tricks operators have joined the Jenny Napoles pork barrel scam controversy to make the mess messier. The immediate objective is clearly to distract attention from Napoles and members of her family and cause confusion. Sad to say some members of media fell into the trap. Philippine Star ran a story yesterday implicating three senators who are Read More …

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By DUCKY PAREDES MALAYA ‘We would have to choose between a Filipino family and an Asean ally. That is a no-win situation for us. Better to let them sort it out themselves – Muslim to Muslim.’ WE shouldn’t just identify Mary Grace Llamanzares as the “daughter” of Fernando Poe Jr., without any explanation. Everyone knows that Ronnie and his wife Susan Roces never had any Read More …

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AS I WRECK THIS CHAIR By William M. Esposo The Philippine Star  If there’s a senator who’s up for reelection this year that we should be scrutinizing very carefully ­— it has to be Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. His latest instigation — a senate coup against Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile (JPE) — just exploded in this plotter’s face last January 21. Determined to demonstrate Read More …

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BABE’S EYE VIEW By Babe Romualdez The Philippine Star  When you add up what this whole “Christmas gift” issue is all about, it all boils down to the fact that everything is being driven part by vendetta, part by politics and ultimately by political ambition. After all, the two senators embroiled in a bitter word war with Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile — Alan Peter Read More …

Bodies strewn after the gunbattle.

By Ellen Tordesillas Malaya As always, we need to be violently jolted to do what is needed to be done. Whether the three recent incidents are harrowing enough for our authorities and lawmakers to move remain to be seen. Last Sunday, 13 people died in a gun battle in Atimonan, Quezon. The reports get uglier as the root of the shootout or rubout is being Read More …

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By Jojo Malig ABS-CBNnews.com MANILA, Philippines (4th UPDATE) – Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario on Wednesday said the Philippine government may have to respond to the continued  stay of Chinese ships in the waters of the disputed Scarborough Shoal in the West Philippine Sea. Del Rosario, in a keynote speech at a Centerfor Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) forum in Washington, D.C, said Manila and Read More …

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Telltale Signs By Rodel Rodis The notes taken by Philippine Ambassador to China Sonia Brady of her meeting with Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV in Beijing last June included his boast that he was able to “make 40 Chinese ships leave Panatag Shoal”. While Trillanes now claims in media interviews that China had “80 to 100 ships” in the Shoal last May, the headline story of Read More …