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New found hope EDITORIAL 12/30/2009

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


New found hope


EDITORIAL

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12/30/2009
The nation is facing 2010 with a sense of hope that seems to have been lost for almost a decade based on surveys and more significantly, a kind of electricity everybody feels radiating in the air.
The nation became victim of the grandest of all deception in 2001 when, exploiting a manipulated sense of an immoral government, conspirators led by the self-righteous lot of businessmen, civil socialites and the Church hierarchy backed by the military, grabbed power from popularly-elected President Joseph Estrada.
Hope was replaced by a sense of resignation as Gloria, who was supposed to be the self-righteous conspirators’ anointed, turned out to be their evil creation that exceeded all the nation’s worst fears of a politician unfit to don the mantle of power.

For close to nine years, the nation  .... MORE


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An Estrada surge on eve of campaign PIPELINE Antonio Gatmaitan 12/30/2009


An Estrada surge on eve of campaign


PIPELINE

Antonio Gatmaitan
12/30/2009

At about the time when things were winding down, Pulse Asia and Social Weather Stations, the two respected and widely accepted pollsters published assessments of the 2010 presidential elections, two days apart, a fortnight ago.

 Electoral track record..... MORE


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Another annus horribilis ZOOMING IN Rudy Romero 12/30/2009


Another annus horribilis


ZOOMING IN

Rudy Romero
12/30/2009
n an exquisite display of her knowledge of Latin, Queen Elizabeth II, in her annual New Year message to the British people, spoke of 1997 as an annus horribilis for the United Kingdom. That was the year in which Princess Diana, the estranged wife of the Prince of Wales, met her tragic death on an August night in a Parisian tunnel..... MORE


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No action MR. EXPOSE Amb. Ernesto Maceda 12/30/2009


No action


MR. EXPOSE

Amb. Ernesto Maceda
12/30/2009

The ambush of a convoy of vehicles containing 52 passengers in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, killing councilor candidate Joen Canete, a barangay chairman and wounding seven others, including Provincial Board Member Robert Castro, confirms the presence of private armies in Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur and Abra who are politically connected..... MORE


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