'WE OWN PH'

In a 1998 interview with the Philippine Daily Inquirer, former First Lady Imelda Marcos was quoted as saying that “we practically own everything in the Philippines—from electricity, telecommunications, airline, banking, beer and tobacco, newspaper publishing, television stations, shipping, oil and mining, hotels and beach resorts, down to coconut milling, small farms, real estate and insurance.” 

 

PERSONAL PIGGY BANK

That she had the gall to admit about their family’s immense wealth despite its questionable origins many years after they were driven out of Malacanang Palace, was tantamount to admitting that they indeed turned the national treasury into their personal…

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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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