Imee Marcos

Duterte-and-the-Marcoses

PerryScope By Perry Diaz In a major setback for Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, she failed to secure immediate relief from the Supreme Court (SC) against the House of Representatives’ (HOR) inquiry into the Ilocos Norte’s alleged misuse of P66.45 million in tobacco excise tax funds. While the SC did not specifically reject Imee’s petition, it was re-raffled since the justice in charge of the Read More …

Imee Marcos vs. Rudy Fariñas.

PerryScope By Perry Diaz In Philippine politics, it’s hard to determine who the real enemies are. Their enemies today could be their allies tomorrow or vice versa. Which reminds me of Benjamin Disraeli’s popular mantra: “We have no permanent friends. We have no permanent enemies. We just have permanent interests.” But the Ilocano psyche goes beyond that mantra. To Ilocanos, blood is thicker than water, Read More …

PCGG Chairman Andy Bautista

Frankly Speaking By Frank Wenceslao When Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) chairman Andy Bautista was reported he’d conduct preliminary investigation of Imee Marcos’ reported bank account in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), a haven of hot money of foreign leaders who looted national treasuries, a Pamusa supporter in Manila sent me newspaper clippings with a note to expect PCGG’s abolition soon. Bautista has shown Read More …

Telltale Signs By Rodel Rodis When I wrote about why Pres. Noynoy (PNoy) Aquino passed the buck to Vice President Jojo Binay to decide on whether the late dictator should be buried in the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Cemetery for Heroes), I excerpted a portion of Candy Cruz’s April 28, 2011 Facebook message to Aurora Pijuan which was posted in the Internet. Although I do Read More …

Telltale Signs By Rodel Rodis Less than three months before the May 2010 Philippine presidential elections, candidate Noynoy (PNoy) Aquino spoke at a Makati forum and “unequivocally rejected the idea of allowing a state and hero’s burial for the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos” (Philippine Daily Inquirer, February 24, 2010). “I would like to apologize to the relatives and those who love Mr. Marcos but we Read More …