Archive for February, 2012

Aquino continues to play blind to Naguiat’s culpability

President Aquino misses the point in the Wynn Resorts controversy when he reduced it into just losing one prospective investor. Aquino said he won’t lose sleep if Wynn, whose intra-corporate fight with his partner, Kazuo Okada, exposed the bribes showered by the latter to officials of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation including the current […]

February 29, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Graft and corruption, Malaya  291 Comments

Questions on Aquino’s clearance of Naguiat

President Aquino immediately cleared his classmate and friend Cristino Naguiat Jr of allegations by Wynn Resorts that he was the recipient of of the generosity of his former friend and partner Kazuo Okada. Click here for Wynn’ suit vs Okada Of course, Aquino later asked Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. to investigate allegations of breathtaking […]

February 26, 2012  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Malaya  304 Comments

A life in the day of Juan Ponce Enrile

By Bibeth Orteza Philippine Daily Inquirer (Editor’s Note: The author set out to observe a day in the life of her husband’s uncle, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, as he presides over what is one of the most important trials in the country’s history—the impeachment of the Supreme Court Chief Justice. Graciously welcomed by her […]

February 26, 2012  Tags:   Posted in: Corona Impeachment, Senate  30 Comments

Pagbigay kapangyarihan sa may kapansanan

Photos by Mario Ignacio, VERA Files Maraming kahanga-hangang personalidad ang aking nakilala nitong nakaraang dalawang araw sa orientation at training na ginawa ng VERA Files sa pag-uulat tungkol sa mga taong may kapansanan (Reporting on Persons with Disabilities) na ginanap sa Eastwood Richmonde. Nandiyan si retired Capt. Oscar Taleon, ang presidente at Chief Executive Officer […]

February 26, 2012  Tags:   Posted in: Abante, Human Rights, PWD  5 Comments

JPE as we celebrate EDSA 26

As we celebrate the 26th anniversary of EDSA One, the Filipinos’ show of People Power, I look at Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile and can’t help but be amazed by how he has participated in the different phases of the Filipino nation’s political life, including one of its darkest, and be regarded with respect and a […]

February 22, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Malaya, People Power, Senate  151 Comments


The fact that retired Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan has not been arrested two months after the Malolos Regional Trial Court issued a warrant of arrest for him for the 2006 disappearance of UP students Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeno and farmer Manuel Merino should have made us realize that there are forces in the government […]

February 20, 2012  Tags:   Posted in: Benigno Aquino III, Human Rights, Malaya  123 Comments

Inip na sa ending ang taumbayan

Kapag impeachment ni Chief Justice Renato Corona ang pinaguusapan, ang tanong ng karamihan ay, “Maku-convict ba si Corona?” Inip na sa ending ang mga tao. Sa aming baryo sa Guisijan sa Antique, marami ang sumusunod ng Corona impeachment trial.Sa mga nakita nilang lumabas na mga impormasyun sa trial, naniniwala silang guilty si Corona.Kaya kahit medyo […]

February 20, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Abante, Corona Impeachment, Justice, Supreme Court  45 Comments

Who is the better fictionist?

Just when we were getting excited by another set of accounts by Chief Justice Renato Corona with the Philippine Savings Bank, Katipunan branch, totaling some P36 million which were withdrawn on Dec. 12, 2012, the day the House of Representatives approved the impeachment of the Chief Justice, bank manager Annabel Tiongson, dropped another information that […]

February 17, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Justice, Malaya, Supreme Court  46 Comments

Why is Malacañang vouching for authenticity of ‘fake’ bank document?

Why is Malacañang vouching for the authenticity of the documents supposedly on the bank accounts of Chief Justice Renato Corona at the Philippine Savings Bank submitted by the prosecution to the impeachment court? That document, which PSB Katipunan branch manager Annabel Tiongson, said was fake became the basis of the subpoena issued by the impeachment […]

February 14, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Corona Impeachment, Malaya, Supreme Court  270 Comments

Corona to prosecution: You did not have any iota of evidence against me when you filed the impeachment complaint.

Press statement of Chief Justice Renato C. Corona: Throughout my public career, I have never been involved in any anomaly or scandal. Whatever assets my wife and I have acquired are products of 45 years of toil and honest work. My wife and I have been privileged to come from families of comfortable means. We […]

February 13, 2012   Posted in: Corona Impeachment, Justice, Supreme Court  24 Comments