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Renato Corona may finally have his sweet revenge, may end up favoring Bongbong

(Posted Monday August 14, 2017 22:47:34)
Renato Corona

Chief Justice Renato Corona died a broken man, shamed by an impeachment trial that was nothing but an execution by a corrupted Congress of the personal directive of a vengeful President whose family's largesse was diminished by the court that Corona led.

Wife of COMELEC chief and ex PCGG Chairman Baustista exposes husband's hidden unexplained wealth

(Posted Monday August 07, 2017 18:59:18)
Bautista's hidden wealth

The Department of Justice (DOJ) ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Monday, August 8, 2017, to probe the allegations of the wife of Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Chairman Juan Andres Bautista that he has amassed nearly P1 billion in ill-gotten wealth.

How the PCGG lost its most important New York criminal case against the Marcoses

(Posted Wednesday August 02, 2017 13:16:00)
PCGG Jovito Salonga
(Jovito Salonga, first chairman of the PCGG)

The Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) embarrassingly lost its most important criminal case in the US under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO) against the Marcoses in New York when it failed to present three vital state witnesses who would have linked Mrs. Imelda Marcos to the alleged crime.

Interesting facts about Libya prior to Gaddafi's fall - The dictator's "Direct Democracy"

(Posted Tuesday August 01, 2017 11:01:18)
Gaddafi's female-only bodyguard

As history has shown us, nobody really cares about the Middle East and the people that inhabit that area. It's all about geopolitics and interests and you can usually see that if you follow the trail of money that the Western democracies leave behind after they intervene in "failed" countries, such as Libya.

The wholesale granting of immunity from prosecution to Cory's PCGG

(Posted Monday July 31, 2017 13:50:43)
Cory and the PCGG

As talks of ridding the much-hyped and controversial Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) are again in the air, abolishing it is certainly not enough. President Duterte, as ordained by the Constitution in Section 1, Article XI, must require the PCGG to explain in writing what it did to the more than 800 corporations, subsidiaries and other suspected ill-gotten wealth worth billions or, perhaps, trillions of pesos in today's value.

Duterte is the leader who'd fight for us and we admire his bravery

(Posted Monday July 24, 2017 11:02:02)
Duterte SONA 2017

Humanity for most of its 250,000 years as a species lived in tribes or collections of tribes, in constant struggle against other tribes, or predators. We haven't really changed. We still choose and admire leaders who demonstrate that particular quality: bravery. After all, we want a leader who would fight for us, don't we?

Senator Hontiveros' dangerous partisan politics using children is unforgivable

(Posted Thursday July 20, 2017 23:44:43)
Senator Hontiveros' politics

It's one thing for desperate politicians to attempt to conscript children in their anti-government protest actions because they can't seem to convince any adults to join their cause anymore. It's quite another when the administrators of the schools that these children attend, the people who have been entrusted with the care and education of very young, impressionable minds, allow this shameless and dangerous partisan politicking—while not fully informing the parents that their kids have been enlisted in such efforts.

Enrile's account on why Martial Law was declared by President Marcos in 1972

(Posted Monday July 17, 2017 18:09:14)
Marcos, Ramos, Enrile

For the past 45 years now, the lingering question in the hearts and minds of our people, especially the young generation, has remained an enigma as to why former President Ferdinand E. Marcos declared martial law in 1972.

Only former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, now 93 and already retired from politics, has the credible answer to that question, as the one tasked by the President to plan and administer it himself to save the country from further ruin.

Iglesia ni Cristo buys an entire Connecticut ghost town for $1.85 million

(Posted Monday July 17, 2017 11:40:58)
INC official signing the closing documents
(A church official is seen signing the closing documents on Friday, July 7, 2017)

Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) bought the entire 62-acre hamlet of Johnsonville in East Haddam, Connecticut in a swift transaction that closed on Friday, July 7, 2017, for $1.85 million, promising to bring new life to the abandoned town.

US court award of $2B to rights victims cannot be enforced in the Philippines

(Posted Sunday July 16, 2017 20:46:15)
Loreta Ann Rosales
([L-R] Lamangan, Rosales, and Mijares)

The Court of Appeals (CA) has junked the claim of a group of human rights victims on the estate of former President Ferdinand Marcos, saying that the decision of a United States district court awarding almost $2 billion to victims of human rights abuses under Martial Law cannot be enforced in the Philippines.

How CIA's Edward Lansdale groomed Ramon Magsaysay to be President of the Philippines

(Posted Saturday July 15, 2017 21:55:45)
Magsaysay and Lansdale
(Edward Lansdale (left) and Ramón Magsaysay, undated photo)

In the presidential election of 1949, the Nacionalista candidate was Jose P. Laurel who, proclaiming nationalist views, was claimed to have thrown off his reputation as a collaborator during the Japanese occupation.

BS Aquino charged with graft and usurpation of authority in conspiracy with Purisima and Napeñas

(Posted Saturday July 15, 2017 00:17:22)
BS Aquino charged

The Office of the Ombudsman has found basis to file charges against former president Benigno Aquino III in connection with the deaths of 44 police commandos in Mamasapano in Maguindanao in 2015.

Recount of just 3 provinces would overturn Robredo's victory - Bongbong

(Posted Sunday July 09, 2017 22:13:04)
Bongbong Marcos
(Bongbong Marcos on April 17, 2017)

Former Senator Bongbong Marcos on Sunday, July 9, 2017, said he was confident the election victory of Leni Robredo would soon be overturned with recounts in just three provinces.

Why Villar and Cayetano's Nacionalista Party can't expel the mad megalomaniac Trillanes

(Posted Monday June 26, 2017 15:54:39)
Nacionalista Party

Senator Antonio Trillanes' recent interview with the British Broadcasting Network's much- respected HARDtalk program, in which he not only spewed outright lies against President Duterte but demonstrated his stupidity, should be the tipping point for the Nacionalista Party (NP) to expel this megalomaniac.