Rudy Farinas

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 …

Jinggoy hugs defense counsel Serafin Cuevas at the conclusion of Impeachment Trial.

The Tall Order By Mon Datol The Philippine Courier-Toronto Secretary of Justice Leila de Lima and Ombudsman Conchita Castro-Morales must not listen to Senator Jinggoy Estrada and others who wants to exonerate CJ Renato Corona of any other wrongdoings, and further investigate whether CJ Corona is liable for criminal and civil cases after the top jurist was convicted by the Senate Impeachment Court and was Read More …

AS I WRECK THIS CHAIR By William M. Esposo The Philippine Star If ever you have a pressing need for a lawyer, the likes of the Senate Impeachment Trial’s prosecutors — the very ones who have been making a series of fumbles — should be the last that you should enlist. These fumblers are capable of getting you a life term for a simple violation Read More …

By David Dizon abs-cbnNEWS.com MANILA, Philippines – Ilocos Norte Rep. Rudy Fariñas believes there are strong grounds for Chief Justice Renato Corona’s removal from office as shown in the Articles of Impeachment. Speaking on ANC’s “Headstart,” Fariñas, vice-chairman of the House justice committee, believes the case against Corona for flip-flopping in the League of Cities case as well as the flight attendants case vs Philippine Read More …