Archive for March, 2010

Resignations rock Lakas-Kampi

Related stories Inquirer: Lakas-Kampi breaking up. Mike Arroyo blamed NP denies deal with most hated couple Teodoro: stop sowing intrigues by Carol Arguillas Mindanews A day after Lakas-Kampi-CMD presidential candidate Gilbert Teodoro resigned as party chairman, Sarangani Governor Miguel Dominguez and Francis Manglapus yesterday tendered their resignations as party president and secretary general, respectively. Statement […]

March 31, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2010 elections  23 Comments

Liberal Party presses alarm bells

It’s very much delayed, but it’s better late than never. The Liberal party has joined expressions of concern on the automated elections, which have been aired by the Concerned Citizens Movement since last year when it questioned the legality of the Comelec-Smartmatic nationwide automation contract. VERA Files’ Tessa Jamandre reports on the event. Click here […]

March 31, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2010 elections  14 Comments

Holding Arroyo responsible for the Ampatuans

The dismissal by a Quezon City judge of the rebellion case against Maguindanao governor Datu Andal Ampatuan Sr, his son, ARMM governor Zaldy Ampatuan and 22 others should strengthen the case filed by relatives of journalists who were among those killed in the November 23 massacre before the ASEAN Intergovernmental Human Rights Commission (AICHR). The […]

March 30, 2010  Tags:   Posted in: Human Rights, Maguindanao massacre  12 Comments

Teodoro resigns as Lakas-Kampi chairman

by VERA Files .Administration presidential candidate Gilberto Teodoro Jr. resigned Tuesday as chairman of Lakas-KAMPI-CMD to focus on the presidential campaign. Teodoro’s letter to the party’s National Executive Committee reads: “Effective immediately I am resigning as Chairman of Our Party so that I can focus all my efforts campaigning for the Presidency of the country […]

March 30, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: 2010 elections  16 Comments

Magnanakaw sa hatinggabi

Tamang-tama talaga ang pagka-describe kay Gloria ng isang Malacañang in-house writer nang pumunta siya sa Boao, China noong 2004 para sa pirmahan ng ma-anomalyang kontrata ng NBN/ZTE: “Like a thief in the night”. Magnanakaw na nag-ooperasyun sa gabi. Ngayon hatinggabi ang operasyun. Lumalabas ngayon ang maraming “midnight” appointment na ginawa ni Gloria Arroyo. “Midnight appointment” […]

March 30, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Abante, Gloria Arroyo and family, Governance  21 Comments

Questions on Yuchengco’s nomination as ambassador to Germany

Does the controversial appointment of businessman Alfonso Yuchengco as ambassador to Germany have to do with the expose’ of Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano in 2006, when he was still a member of the House of Representatives , about a secret bank account of the Arroyos in HypoVereins Bank ? Or does it have to do […]

March 29, 2010  Tags:   Posted in: Foreign Affairs  62 Comments

Will the real party-list group please stand up?

by Sherrie Ann Torres VERA Files IN 1998, the Association of Philippine Electric Cooperatives or APEC decided to plunge into Philippine politics through the party-list elections. That year happened to be the first time that Filipino voters would be electing a party-list group, on top of an individual politician in their congressional districts, to the […]

March 29, 2010  Tags:   Posted in: 2010 elections, Vera Files  6 Comments

Ang nakakulong sumipot, wala ang malaya

Kung sino pa ang nakakulong , yung pa ang sumipot. Ang malaya na nasa kapangyarihan ay hindi sumipot. Ito ang nangyari sa pirmahan ng Peace Covenant para sa mapayapang eleksyon sa Sipalay, Negros Occidental noong Miyerkoles na inurganisa ng “Project HOPE (Honest, Orderly, Peaceful, Election)” na itinataguyod ng mga lider ng simbahan, Katoliko at Aglipayan […]

March 27, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2010 elections, Abante, Magdalo  9 Comments

2009 Bar Exams: 1,451 Pass; Passing Percentage Lowered

By Jay B. Rempillo & Annie Rose A. Laborte Supreme Court Online A total of 1,451 out of the 5,903 examinees from 108 law schools nationwide passed the 2009 Bar examinations. Do you have friends who took the bar exam and you want to know if they passed? Click to these Supreme Court links: here […]

March 27, 2010  Tags:   Posted in: Justice  17 Comments

Abra mayor nabs 2 farm helpers suspected as ‘imported goons’

(Political tensions escalate in the provinces as official campaign period for local candidates starts today) by Artha Kira Paredes VERA Files/VOTE 2010 Two farm helpers were arrested in Bangued, Abra on Tuesday by a group of 10 men led by a mayor and a police officer on suspicion that they were “imported goons” of Bangued […]

March 26, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2010 elections  9 Comments