Archive for January, 2012

VERA Files’ Corona on trial

If you missed the impeachment trial hearings last Monday (Jan. 30) and Thursday (Jan. 26), please visit VERA FILES’ Corona Impeachment trial page. The official record of the proceedings on those days are in VERA Files Corona Impeachment section. http://verafiles.org/2012/01/31/jan-30-senate-impeachment-court-record/ http://verafiles.org/2012/01/31/jan-26-senate-impeachment-court-record/ There are also analysis of documents presented in court. Below is the manifestation of […]

January 31, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Graft and corruption, Justice, Vera Files  46 Comments

The Global Call to Action Against Cancer

Will the Philippines respond and Move As One? By Cecilia Llave,MD. Traditional view holds that infectious diseases cause more deaths than cancer does. Recent findings have shown this to be false. Researchers Colin D. Mathers and DejanLoncar, in a study funded by the World Health Organization and published in 2006, have found that it is […]

January 31, 2012  Tags:   Posted in: Health  195 Comments

Protektado pa rin ng DOJ si Mancao

Habang ang atensyun ng madla ay nasa impeachment trial ni Chief Justice, may nangyayari sa Department of Justice. Noong Huwebes, nang ina-nunsyo ni Justice Secretary Leila de Lima na itinalaga niya si Regional Prosecutor Nonnatus Caesar Rojas bilang officer-in-charge ng National Bureau of Investigation, kapalit ni Magtanggol Gatdula, ang pinatalsik ni Pangulong Aquino na hepe […]

January 31, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Abante, Justice  One Comment

Unexplained or ill-gotten?

The prosecution’s clumsy preparation of the Articles of Impeachment against Chief Justice Renato Corona has caught up with them. Last Wednesday, the impeachment court trying Chief Justice Renato Corona decided to reject the prosecution’s request to present evidence in relation to the alleged ill-gotten wealth of Chief Justice Renato Corona. Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, […]

January 30, 2012   Posted in: Corona Impeachment, Graft and corruption, Justice, Supreme Court  49 Comments

Pangmatagalan na impeachment trial

May basehan ang pag-alala ni Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan sa sinabi ng prosecution na sobra isang daan daw ang bilang ng witnesses na kanilang i-presenta sa impeachment trial ni Chief Justice Renato Corona. Sabi ni Pangilinan, na miyembro ng Liberal Party at ka-alyado ng administrasyong Aquino, “Kung seryoso sila (ang prosecution) na ipresenta ang lahat […]

January 29, 2012  Tags:   Posted in: Abante, Corona Impeachment, Justice, Supreme Court  78 Comments

May matutunan tayo sa buhay ni Iggy Arroyo

Nakakalungkot ang pagkamatay ni Rep. Ignacio “Iggy” Arroyo (fifth district, Negros Occidental), ang nakakabatang kapatid ni Mike Arroyo na asawa ni Gloria Arroyo. Ayun sa balita, ang kanyang kasama sa buhay ngayon na si Grace Ibuna lang ang kanyang kasama sa ospital sa London nang binawian siya ng buhay. Nang pumutok ang isyu tungkol sa […]

January 29, 2012  Tags:   Posted in: Abante, Gloria Arroyo and family, Mike Arroyo  20 Comments

Gaps between Corona’s SALN and land records

By Lala Ordenes-Cascolan, VERA Files Chief Justice Renato Corona, impeached for failure to disclose to the public his statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN), among others, has three condominium units and three other real properties in Marikina, Taguig and Quezon City registered to him, his wife Ma. Cristina, and to both of them […]

January 24, 2012  Tags:   Posted in: Corona Impeachment, Justice, Supreme Court  80 Comments

May kuneksyun ba ang kaso ni Gatdula at Mancao?

Nagkataon lang kaya o may kuneksyun ang pagtanggal kay Director Magtanggol Gatdula ng National Bureau of Investigation sa kanyang pwesto at ang desisyun ng Manila Regional Trial Court (Branch 18) na manatili ang dating opisyal ng pulis na si Cezar Mancao II bilang akusado sa kaso ng pagpatay sa publicist na si Salvador “Bubby” Dacer […]

January 21, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Abante, Justice  25 Comments

Gatdula axed as NBI Director

President Aquino said he has lost trust on NBI Director Magtanggol Gatdula. He is president and he has every right to fire anybody whom he no longer trusts. But there must be competent way to do it. After the Department of Justice implicated NBI Director Magtanggol Gatdula in kidnapping and extortion, here comes the DOJ […]

January 20, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Justice  323 Comments

‘Beyond my competence’

The quote for this week should be: “It’s not within my competence.” That was what Supreme Court Clerk of Court Enriquita Vidal told the Senate-turned-impeachment court when she was still in a dilemma whether to comply with the trial court’s order to produce the Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Networth of Chief Justice Renato Corona. […]

January 20, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Benigno Aquino III, Foreign Affairs  284 Comments