Renato Corona

Binay, Duterte, Poe, Roxas, and Santiago

PerryScope By Perry Diaz By the looks of it, the May 9, 2016 presidential election could turn out to be a hellishly contentious battle royale. With five major presidential candidates, the outcome of the elections is predictably unpredictable. Indeed, recent presidential preference surveys showed see-sawing and criss-crossing ratings among four of the five major candidates, to wit: Vice President Jejomar Binay, Sen. Grace Poe, Davao Read More …

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Inside Congress By Charlie V. Manalo The Daily Tribune  Yesterday, one of the country’s daily ran a story quoting sources in Congress that the Aquino administration disbursed at least P6.5 billion from the president’s pork, the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) before, during and after the impeachment trial of former Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona. According to the story, P5 billion of the amount was 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 …

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By Michael Punongbayan The Philippine Star  MANILA, Philippines – The Office of the Ombudsman ordered yesterday the filing of a P130.3-million ill-gotten wealth case against former chief justice Renato Corona and his wife Cristina before the Sandiganbayan. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales said additional criminal charges for eight counts of perjury and multiple violations of Republic Act 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Read More …

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SHOOTING STRAIGHT By Bobit S. Avila The Philippine Star  Few people, except those who are spirit-filled, believe that since the whole Philippines was consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) … this consecration by all the Catholic Bishops and priests last June 8, 2013 had a direct and profound impact on what is happening to our nation today because we are now under the Read More …

He is not the epitome of intelligence and good public service but his story about the breakfast meeting is revealing of Malacañang's methods under Aquino.

Making life worth living By Ellen Tordesillas Malaya Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla, Jr., one of the three senators charged with plunder before the Ombudsman in connection with alleged anomalous use of Priority Development Assistance Fund, related Monday an incident that took place in December 2012, a few days before the conclusion of the impeachment of ousted Chief Justice Renato Corona. Revilla said Roxas, who was Read More …

Lawyer Jose "Judd" Roy

By Ira Pedrasa ABS-CBNnews.com  MANILA – Lawyer Jose “Judd” Roy knew from the very start that ousted Chief Justice Renato Corona did not stand a chance in his impeachment trial. In an interview with ANC on Tuesday, the former lawyer of Corona said, “At the very outset, I knew that he did not stand a chance because the environment can’t be controlled. It wasn’t a Read More …

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PerryScope By Perry Diaz After half-century of political life, erstwhile Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile stepped down from the pinnacle of power in June 2013, a role that he had performed with calculated planning and precise execution. His adroit balancing act during the impeachment trial of then-Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona was the epitome of his political career. Enrile began his public life as Read More …

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By BERNADINE RACOMA GMA News So what assistance will the “small lady” offer the representative from Oriental Mindoro this time? Reynaldo Umali, one of the prosecutors during the Corona impeachment trial who became infamous for his “small lady” alibi, is now leading another attack on the Judiciary. This time, he and his ilk appear hell-bent to prevent Noynoy Aquino’s questionable DAP from getting struck down Read More …

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FROM A DISTANCE By Carmen N. Pedrosa The Philippine Star  There are two cases for justice crying to be resolved. One is the former president’s imprisonment for more than three years without due process of law. She is simply imprisoned because President Aquino wants her imprisoned. Period. The two are related. President Aquino has been able to get away with his acts and incompetency by Read More …