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Former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo arrives on a wheelchair for a flight to Hong Kong at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, in this November 15, 2011 file photo. Photo by Reuters

ILLEGAL and arbitrary.

This is how some groups including the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) have described the continued detention of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo based on what they claim as flimsy and trumped-up charges.

This developed as efforts to release former Arroyo from detention gathered momentum following the acquittal of former Comelec Commissioner Benjamin Abalos from graft charges in connection with the much-maligned NBN- ZTE deal.

International…

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D-DAY!
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ALL BETS are on the table!

All roads lead to polling centers today as people from all walks of life troop to Comelec designated areas all over the country to cast their vote that will determine the leaders especially the next president who will take over the reins of this long- suffering nation for the next six years.


GREATER CHASM BETWEEN THE RICH AND POOR

Ever since the birth of our young democracy a little less than a century ago, several presidential elections have already been held with each exercise offering a fresh ray of hope…

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POLITICS really makes for strange bedfellows!

As if heeding the words of Benjamin Disraeli who said that finality is not the word of politics, a group that claims to espouse transparency and accountability in governance has came out and formed a political movement called Kilusang JoLen.



OPPOSING POLITICAL FENCES

The formation of Kilusang JoLen which is obviously supporting the candidacies of Vice President Jojo Binay and Rep. Leni Robredo who came from two opposing political fences, came at a time that the campaign period for the 2016 presidential elections is about to reach the homestretch.

But the convenors of the…

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GRACE IS GOD'S CHOICE

It was steaming humid in Aling Nena's tiny living room, but lessening my discomfort were a swiveling fan, her velvety voice and engaging smile.

Over the past thirty years or so, I have seen Aling Nena over a dozen times for psychic readings, and WOW, who can doubt a blind seeress, now 75, who reads with stunning accuracy your life including the exact places of the moles on your body?!

With religious images stacked up on the wall behind her, and a deck of tarot cards spread out over her desk, she said (as translated from Tagalog), "Hello, Mr. Roy!…

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MIRACLE MAN

Mar Roxas, the Liberal Party standard-bearer for president, is confident that he will win the 2016 presidential elections — not by popularity contests, empty promises or arrogant remarks, but by concrete actions and programs that will uplift the lives of every Filipino.

This was his pledge and stance to his supporters – and to Filipino voters – at a jampacked convention organized by Liberal Party leaders and die-hard supporters, at Club Filipino, I,n Greenhills, San Juan on Thursday, April 14.

While his rivals — like Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Jejomar Binay — have relied on their…

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