Janet Lim Napoles

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PerryScope By Perry Diaz Reclusion perpetua, or 20 years and one day to 40 years in prison, was the sentence meted to Janet Lim Napoles for the crime of “Serious Illegal Detention” against whistleblower Benhur Luy, not for the more serious charges of graft and plunder she’s facing before the graft court Sandiganbayan. Since Napoles is already sentenced to reclusion perpetua — Latin for “permanent Read More …

Jocelyn "Joc-joc" Bolante

PerryScope By Perry Diaz Long after Jocelyn “Joc-joc” Bolante left the Department of Agriculture (DA), the department is still waist-deep in corruption. And four and a half years after Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino III was elected president on the crest of a campaign promise to end corruption, DA continues to be one of the most – if not the most – corrupt government agencies. Indeed, corruption Read More …

Power-corrupts

PerryScope By Perry Diaz After repeatedly denying it in the past, President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino had let the cat out of the bag: He wants a second term! And he wants it for a strange reason: To curtail the power of the Supreme Court. Whoa! What happened? Going back to Day One of the Aquino presidency, it reminds us of the promise of hope and Read More …

Edwin Lacierda

By REY O. ARCILLA MALAYA (The continued refusal of the administration to come out with a complete report on how the DAP was spent only serves to heighten the suspicion of Noynoy’s bosses that he and his henchmen are hiding something not quite “proper”.) Malacanang mouthpiece Edwin Lacierda who once doubled as the Boy Pickup of Pork Barrel Queen Janet Lim-Napoles, said that “91 percent” 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 …

Jojo Binay and P-Noy

PerryScope By Perry Diaz The 2016 presidential election has the making of battle for supremacy among the dynastic political families. And whoever wins would preside over a dysfunctional – to say the least — government that is still rocking from the fallout of the pork barrel scam that has brought down some of the most prominent political dynasties. Which makes one wonder where the hell Read More …

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Frankly Speaking By Frank Wenceslao A Filipino-American partner in a New York law corporation asked me how he and Pamusa can help President Aquino hasten conviction or at least the retribution of the guilty in the pork barrel and other scams which, according to US-Pinoys, may go down as the most shameful corruption conspiracy in Philippine history worse than Marcos’ rapacity that only involved him Read More …

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By REY O. ARCILLA MALAYA (After steadfastly standing her ground on the incursion by China in her territorial waters, Vietnam received in Hanoi Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi.) Well, it finally happened… The first lawmaker (lawbreaker?), senator Ramon Revilla, Jr., who allegedly committed, through the pork barrel scam, the heinous crime of plunder, a crime punishable by death until Ms. Gloria Arroyo had the death Read More …

Alcala, Abad, Aquino

ON DISTANT SHORE By Val G. Abelgas We could have heaved a sigh of relief after reading reports that the Ombudsman has finally filed graft and plunder charges against businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles, at least four senators, a few congressmen and some government and private individuals in connection with the P10-billion pork barrel scam that has haunted the country for almost a year now. Finally, those Read More …

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By Christina Mendez The Philippine Star  MANILA, Philippines – Anticipating his impending arrest for the non-bailable offense of plunder he is facing before the Sandiganbayan, Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. yesterday delivered an emotional privilege speech at the Senate, bidding farewell to and thanking his colleagues and supporters. Reiterating his innocence in the plunder charge filed by the Office of the Ombudsman before the Sandiganbayan Read More …