Bribery

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PerryScope By Perry Diaz Recently, there was an altercation between Justice Secretary Leila de Lima and Vice President Jejomar Binay’s camp over the Supreme Court’s decision to grant bail to Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile. De Lima believes that the high court’s ruling has set the Philippine justice system back to that of a “banana republic.” But Binay’s camp defended the Supreme Court, saying, “Yes, we’re Read More …

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By RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO The Manila Times “The Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) was implemented in good faith, and it stimulated the economy as was its intent,” President Aquino’s usually clueless spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said as he wriggled to defend what the Supreme Court ruled the other day as unconstitutional. Lies from Lacierda are becoming too commonplace. The Supreme Court should take to task the Aquino Read More …

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By Benjamin B. Pulta The Daily Tribune Whistle-blower Association president Sandra Cam in morning radio interview said Leila de Lima’s Depart-ment of Justice (DoJ) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) were given P150 million by alleged brains of the pork scam Janet Lim-Napoles for the two agencies to drop the case of serious illegal detention filed by Benhur Luy against her. Cam said she Read More …

Janet Lim Napoles and Ruby Chan Tuason in happier days.

PerryScope By Perry Diaz Ruby Chan Tuason opened a can of worms when she testified before the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee (BRC) implicating Senators Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada and Juan Ponce Enrile in Janet Lim Napoles’ pork barrel scam. Indeed, never in the history of the Philippine Congress had someone testify before the legislative body accusing incumbent lawmakers for accepting kickbacks. Prior to Tuason’s testimony, BRC Read More …

Sen. Jose "Jinggoy" Estrada

PerryScope By Perry Diaz Little did Benhur Luy know that when he blew the whistle on his former employer – and cousin — Janet Lim Napoles, it would unleash a tsunami of colossal magnitude that threatens the very survival of our political system. All he wanted was for justice to be served on Napoles for allegedly detaining him against his will for three months. Instead Read More …

Sen. Jinggoy Estrada

By Nestor Mata Malaya ‘A host of lies about the scandalous disbursals of pork barrel funds could set in motion political events which could very well cause grief to Noynoy Aquino and his government.’  IT looks like President Noynoy Aquino has opened a Pandora’s Box of lies about the scandalous disbursements from the public purse of multi-millions in pork barrel funds which may well cause Read More …

Sama-sama na tayo lahat. Thanks to Inquirer for photo.

Making life worth living By Ellen Tordesillas Malaya The speech of Sen. Jinggoy Estrada may not be as explosive as expected but the public is benefitting from it because we are getting a bigger and more realistic picture of how rotten the system is, and how “tuwid na daan” is being drawn with crooked lines. Estrada is one of three senators (the two others are Read More …

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IN SEARCH FOR TRUTH By Ernesto M. Maceda The Philippine Star  Senate President Franklin Drilon has confirmed the release of P50 million PDAF to senators after the conviction of Chief Justice Renato Corona. He added that the PDAF of senators was withheld during the trial. That could be said as a threat of non-release if they didn’t vote to convict. Malacañang confirmed the P50 million Read More …

Ex Chief Justice Renato Corona

By Jess Diaz and Aurea Calica The Philippine Star   Additional PDAF released months after conviction MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang had never promised to reward senators with P50 million each for the ouster of then chief justice Renato Corona in 2012, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad said yesterday. “Not true. There was no promise (of additional funds) or reward to them. I am sure of that. Read More …

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Don’t let family & allies undermine your mission, legacy By Leandro D. Quintana In a recent column my long time friend and ex-Arroyo confidante Jess Dureza reported, with a tinge of pleasant surprise, that on a recent road trip thru central Mindanao he run into a buzz saw of road construction and other major building activity. He was seemingly impressed enough to ask the people Read More …