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PerryScope By Perry Diaz  Just as Rep. Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo was enjoying her razor-thin victory over Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. in the vice presidential race, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is under pressure from some quarters to disqualify Leni from taking over the vice presidency because her party — the Liberal Party — failed to submit its Statements of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE) Read More …

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PerryScope By Perry Diaz Recently, the Philippine presidential campaign has degenerated into name-calling with each candidate accusing the others of skullduggery, thievery, thuggery, and, worst… lying.   But strangely, nobody seems to mind if the candidate were a trickster, a thief or a thug. Perhaps it’s so common that it has become the norm rather than the exception to be one. But to accuse a candidate Read More …

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PerryScope By Perry Diaz Last November 17, 2015, Sen. Grace Poe-Llamanzares had a reason to be jubilant! By a 5-4 vote of the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET), the disqualification complaint against her was thrown out. With the vote of five senators, Grace beat three Supreme Court justices in a “contest” that should have delved into the legality of Grace’s citizenship and residency. Instead the five Read More …

Sen. Grace Poe holds press conference after SET ruling.

PerryScope By Perry Diaz As expected, Sen. Mary Grace Poe Llamanzares was spared a debilitating loss in the Senate Electoral Tribunal’s (SET) ruling on the disqualification case against her. On a 5-4 vote, the political body granted Sen. Poe a graceful respite from her troubled past that has been hounding her since she took a quick sprint from the safe haven of obscurity to the Read More …

Jinggoy, Erap and JV Estrada

Yestrerday, Today and Tomorrow By Linggoy Alcuaz OpinYon’s  “When it rains, it pours.” That is what the Ejercito Estradas must be feeling nowadays. The latest open hunting season on the Ejercito Clan started three weeks ago. The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee’s Chairman, Senator Teofisto “Tootsie” Guingona III, started to subpoena and recieve “Napolists” and JLN narratives. On Tuesday, May 13, 2014, former PNP Director General, Read More …

Grace Pulido Tan

ON DISTANT SHORE By Val G. Abelgas Two feisty woman officials reminded us last week why campaigns against corruption in the Philippines never succeed. They don’t succeed because after the corrupt acts are exposed and publicized, there is no follow-up, much less prosecution of the accused. Chairman Grace Pulido-Tan of the Commission on Audit (COA) has ordered the agency’s officials to monitor compliance with recommendations Read More …

COMELEC-2012

GOTCHA By Jarius Bondoc The Philippine Star  Correcting a wrong with a bigger wrong. That’s what the Comelec will do in selling its old unreliable voting machines, then buying costlier but equally unreliable ones. The Comelec is considering selling its 82,200 precinct count optical scanners (PCOS) to a country that is automating its own polls. Chairman Sixto Brillantes said the commissioners are studying the direct-recording Read More …

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Source: The Daily Tribune  There is now strong evidence that the 2013 senatorial race that saw the majority of President Aquino’s senatorial candidates winning and in an improbable vote number pattern, was won through massive manipulation. This proven poll fraud also substantiates the charges leveled against the Aquino himself and against Liberal Party administration of cheating, along with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and Smartmatic Read More …

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By NESTOR MATA MALAYA ‘Those opening lyrics from the song “My Way” may well describe the fate of President Noynoy Aquino, now enmeshed in a web of lies and corruption of his own making.’ AS charges of bribery, illegal disbursals of millions from the public purse, and electoral frauds continue to pile up day after day after day against him and his camarilla of advisers Read More …

Tingting-Cojuangco

By Paul Atienza The Daily Tribune  PRESIDENTIAL AUNT TINGTING C. BARES: In a follow-up of a daily broadsheet’s story bannered Friday, presidential aunt, Margarita “Tingting” Cojuangco, wife of former Rep. Jose “Peping” Cojuangco, uncle of the President, bared that her nephew, President Aquino, was aware of the “digital” election fraud that was implemented by two officials who were given by the Palace tenant P30 million Read More …