Archive for February, 2012

VERA Files statement on Grace Lee

In a text message to Ellen Tordesillas, author of the report, Lee said, “The only points about your article I want to clarify is that I never uttered the words ‘altar’ or anything that might hint to desiring marriage.” It was her co-anchor DJ Suzy, not Grace Lee, a Korean TV and radio personality President […]

February 13, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Benigno Aquino III  18 Comments

Grace Lee sees herself marrying P-Noy

I did this story for VERA Files: The altar. That’s where Grace Lee says her relationship with President Benigno Aquino III is headed. In her morning show “Good Times in the Morning” last Wednesday, the Korean-born radio and TV personality was asked by her New York-based co-anchor Mo Twister how long their relationship would last. […]

February 13, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Benigno Aquino III  11 Comments

Defense: Palace offered P100-M per senator to skirt TRO

By Ira Pedrasa, Palace says claims are ‘unsubstantiated,’ a ‘desperate gimmick’ The defense on Sunday alleged that Malacanang offered P100 million for senators to skirt around the Supreme Court-issued temporary restraining order on the subpoena issued on Chief Justice Renato Corona’s alleged dollar accounts. Citing a “very reliable” source, defense lawyer Dennis Manalo said […]

February 12, 2012  Tags:   Posted in: Corona Impeachment, Supreme Court  122 Comments

Grace Lee wants PNoy to stop smoking

Anti-smoking advocates have a new ally and could yet be the most effective in the crusade to stop the habit that kills some 80,000 Filipinos every year. In her radio program, “Good Times in the Morning”, with Mo Twister last Wednesday, the 29-year old Korean TV and radio host who has admitted dating 52-year old […]

February 12, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Benigno Aquino III, Malaya  194 Comments

Corona is finished

As I was writing this piece, Supreme Court Spokesman Midas Marquez was having a press conference announcing the Temporary Restraining Order that the High Court issued against the Senate, seating as an impeachment court, to subpoena information on the foreign dollar account of Chief Justice Renato Corona. The vote was 8-5-1. Corona inhibited. As to […]

February 10, 2012  Tags:   Posted in: Justice, Malaya, Supreme Court  369 Comments

Corona had P19.7M by end-2010: bank records

By David Dizon, Corona’s SALN (end-2010): P3.5M cash/investments Chief Justice Renato Corona had a total bank balance of P19,728,555.39 from 2 bank accounts in Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank) as of end-December 2010, records from the bank showed Wednesday. The bank balance is much higher than the P3.5 million cash and investments he declared in […]

February 9, 2012  Tags:   Posted in: Justice, Supreme Court  267 Comments

Free-load syndrome

All the lawyers in the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona, both of the prosecution and the defense, boast that they are participating in the most important legal event in the country today, pro bono. Wikipedia says the term pro bono comes from Pro bono public which means for the public good. It is […]

February 7, 2012  Tags:   Posted in: Corona Impeachment, Justice, Supreme Court  237 Comments

Anong gagawin kapag may lindol?

Nakakapanghilakbot ang nangyari sa Negros Oriental at sa ibang parte ng Visayas na tinamaan ng Intensity 6.9 na lindol. Makikita sa mga litrato na bumuka ang lupa. Ayon sa report kahapon, sobra 50 ang namatay at mukhang tataas pa dahil meron pang mga nadaganan na hindi naalis. Patuloy pa rin ang mga aftershocks na nakakatakot […]

February 7, 2012   Posted in: Abante, Disaster  9 Comments

Corona impeachment court resolution allowing subpoena of bank records

Senate Resolution on the Request for Subpoena of Corona’s Bank Accounts Santiago’s motion for reconsideration of opening of bank accounts FULL text of the Senate impeachment court’s Feb. 6 resolution granting the prosecution’s request to subpoena certain bank records of Chief Justice Renato Corona and summon bank officials. Resolution This resolves the twin Requests for […]

February 7, 2012  Tags:   Posted in: Justice, Supreme Court  102 Comments

Quake kills 52 in Negros Oriental

From the Philippine Daily Inquirer Many still buried in 10 meters of rubble By Alex Pal, Florence Baesa, Inquirer Visayas DUMAGUETE CITY—At least 52 people were killed when a 6.9-magnitude earthquake hit Negros and Cebu provinces shortly before noon Monday, causing landslides and huge cracks on highways, and violently shaking buildings, officials said. A three-story […]

February 7, 2012  Tags:   Posted in: Disaster  182 Comments