Archive for August, 2011

Dapat may panagutan si De Castro sa anomalya sa Pag-ibig

Tama naman si Sen. Serge Osmeña na imposible naman na mangyari ang multi-bilyon na anomaly sa Pag-ibig na walang pananagutan si dating Bise-presidente Noli de Castro , ang hepe ng Home Development Mutual Fund nang administrasyon ni Gloria Arroyo. Vice president and concurrent chair of the Housing Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) Jejomar Binay said […]

August 31, 2011  Tags:   Posted in: Abante  85 Comments

Lee didn’t make it as envoy to China

The Commission on Appointments was not able to take up the nomination of Domingo Lee as ambassador to China in its hearing last Wednesday so he won’t be able to assume the post in time for the visit of President Aquino starting tomorrow up to Sept. 2. To justify Lee’s inclusion in the official delegation, […]

August 29, 2011  Tags: ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs  129 Comments

Sana magkaroon ng katuturan ang pagpalaya sa Alabang Boys

Maayos naman ang mga reaksyun ng dating hepe ng Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency na si Dionisio Santiago at ni Marine Major Ferdinand Marcelino ng dating hepe ng PDEA Special Enforcement Service sa pagpawalang sala sa dalawa sa tatlong akusado sa grupong tinagurian ng media na “Alabang Boys.” Pinalaya na sina Jorge Joseph at Richard Brodett […]

August 28, 2011  Tags: ,   Posted in: Abante, Illegal Drugs  87 Comments

‘Alabang Boys’ acquitted on technicality

By Marlon Ramos, Miko Morelos Philippine Daily Inquirer A “glaring blunder” in the handling of evidence has led to the acquittal of two of the so-called “Alabang Boys” arrested in 2008 for the alleged possession and sale of 60 “ecstasy” tablets. “That (breach) in the chain of custody of evidence became a fatal flaw,” Justice […]

August 27, 2011  Tags:   Posted in: Illegal Drugs  32 Comments

Strange movements at the Comelec

A number of recent movements at the Commission on Elections don’t make sense. Update: Rafanan also removed from DOJ-COMELEC probe team. Brillantes says he is “uncontrollable” The person who has always been known to be uncompromising in matters of electoral crimes and graft and corruption has been dismissed from his department level position while […]

August 25, 2011  Tags:   Posted in: 2004 elections, 2010 elections, Graft and corruption  25 Comments

Lacson agrees with SC order in favor of Mike Arroyo

Even Mike Arroyo’s nemesis, Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson agreed with the Supreme Court’s grant of temporary restraining order against putting him (Arroyo) on the watch list restricting his right to travel. “I myself am not in favor of the watch list. That’s tantamount to a hold-departure order without saying that it is one,” Lacson said. […]

August 24, 2011  Tags:   Posted in: Justice, Mike Arroyo  258 Comments

Where did Habacon get all those money he distributed during 2004 elections?

One of the libel suits filed by Mike Arroyo against Malaya publisher Jake Macasaet and editors was over a May 19, 2004 article by Senate reporter JP Lopez quoting former senator Francisco “Kit” Tatad identifying the husband of Gloria Arroyo as the “chief operator” in manipulating the results of the 2004 elections. Tatad, in that […]

August 22, 2011  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2004 elections  39 Comments

Nabiktima ng snatcher

Noong Biyernes, galing sa San Agustin church sa Intramuros kung saan binisita namin ang ‘libingan’ ng aming dating kasama sa VERA Files na si Chit Estella (birthday niya Aug. 19), ibinaba ako ng aking mga kasamahan sa kanto ng T.M. Kalaw at Taft Avenue mga alas-tres ng hapon. Lumalakad ako sa Taft Avenue papuntang bus […]

August 21, 2011   Posted in: Abante, Peace and Order  59 Comments

Mayuga report: not yet the truth

Sen. Antonio Trillanes was not exactly surprised that the “Mayuga Report” was a dud. It actually did not add much more to the one page press statement that the Arroyo government released in April 2006, at the start of the Lenten week when everybody was either in a holy retreat or holiday mood, that cleared […]

August 18, 2011   Posted in: 2004 elections, Gloria Arroyo and family  319 Comments

The Mayuga Report: The story is in the transcripts

By VERA Files Retired Vice Admiral Mateo M. Mayuga once said he would bring the results of his factfinding mission on the purported involvement of the military in the cheating in the 2004 presidential elections that enabled Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to stay in power to his grave. But Mayuga isn’t getting his way. Recently, President Benigno […]

August 18, 2011  Tags:   Posted in: 2004 elections  64 Comments