Archive for the ‘Graft and corruption’ Category

Don’t forget the unresolved 604 kilos of shabu

With so many issues cropping up every day, a controversy is usually good only for a week. Unresolved, it is set aside to make way for another controversy. Nobody gets punished, the culprit gets away with the crime. The problem stays and goes on. The Gordon-led Blue Ribbon Committee, in its report more than a […]

October 23, 2017  Tags: ,   Posted in: Graft and corruption, Illegal Drugs  One Comment

Not for lack of Duterte’s desire that Trillanes is alive

Cielito “Honeylet” Salvador Avanceña has weighed in on the more serious issues of her partner’s presidency. And we are stunned by her logic. In her talk with the members of the Philippine National Police Monday, Avanceña commented on the allegations that Duterte is a killer, a reputation that the President has cultivated by his boasts […]

October 4, 2017  Tags: ,   Posted in: Graft and corruption  7 Comments

Duterte’s threats betray panic

Behind President Duterte’s curse-laden talks is a man in panic. And the one subject that drives him up the wall is his alleged huge bank deposits that Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV first exposed last week of April 2016, weeks before the election that he won. The latest development is the receipt by the Office of […]

October 1, 2017  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Graft and corruption  No Comments

Is Duterte unraveling?

President Duterte never ceases to stun us. Yesterday, he admitted that his story about the offshore accounts of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV was a product of his imagination. “Wala ito. Produkto ng isip ko ito. Tinanggalan ko talaga. Ginamit mo. Nag-issue ka ng waiver… Iba ang account number, iba ang totoo. Sinadya ko iyan,” he […]

September 20, 2017  Tags: ,   Posted in: Graft and corruption  No Comments

Duterte clutches at fake news to get back at Trillanes

In his desperation to get back at Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, President Duterte resorts to fake news. In last Thursday’s Senate investigation of the Senate Blue Ribbon committee of the 604 kilos of shabu that slipped through the Bureau of Customs, Trillanes presented bank accounts of presidential son Paolo Duterte, vice mayor of Davao City […]

September 12, 2017  Tags: ,   Posted in: Governance, Graft and corruption  No Comments

Paolo Duterte’s silence would be a deafening confirmation of his role in ‘Davao group’

The saying “A fish is caught by its mouth” applies to President Duterte on the issue of the alleged involvement of his son, Davao City Mayor Paolo Duterte, and his son-in-law, Atty. Manases Carpio in the release without inspection by the Bureau of Customs of a shipment containing 604 kilos of shabu worth P6.2 billion […]

September 6, 2017  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Graft and corruption  4 Comments

Taguba in no position to clear Paolo and Mans

Last Friday, 26-year old customs broker Mark Taguba, through lawyer Raymond Fortun, released the following statement: “I have been informed of the circulation of fake news that have been deviously spread on social media relative to my testimony at the Blue Ribbon Committee hearing of the Philippine Senate yesterday (31st august 2017). “I wish to […]

September 4, 2017  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Graft and corruption  No Comments

Blue Ribbon committee becomes ‘Comite de absuelto’- Trillanes

It was obvious in Thursday’s Senate Blue Ribbon hearing on the 604 kilos of shabu that slipped through the watch of the Bureau of Customs under then Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon, that Committee Chair Sen. Richard Gordon does not want the truth to come out since the trail was leading to the direction of the Davao […]

September 1, 2017  Tags: ,   Posted in: Graft and corruption  No Comments

Text messages bring P6.4 billion shabu scandal closer to Paolo Duterte

Paolo Duterte’s name cropped up once again in Tuesday’s Senate hearing on the 604 kilos of shabu worth P6.4 billion that slipped through the watch of the Bureau of Customs last May. Paolo Duterte,vice mayor of Davao City is the son of President Duterte. His name appeared in a text message between customs broker Mark […]

August 23, 2017  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Graft and corruption  6 Comments

Duterte, purveyor of fake information

Information empowers. But in the age of fake news which has found a fertile base in social media especially Facebook, lies being passed on as information have become a powerful tool for mass idiotization. This occurred to us watching President Duterte regal the Filipino community in Saudi Arabia, with falsehoods which the audience lapped it […]

April 19, 2017  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Graft and corruption  32 Comments