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Disaster in the works EDITORIAL Click to enlarge 12/05/2009

Saturday, December 5, 2009


Disaster in the works


EDITORIAL

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12/05/2009

The predicted disaster waiting to happen has, by all indications, happened, courtesy of the Supreme Court’s (SC’s) ruling allowing even appointed officials to stay in their positions despite their having filed their certificates of candidacy (CoC), and they don’t even have to leave their posts, win or lose the polls--until of course a new administration comes into being.

Two Commission on Elections (Comelec).... MORE


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Devious is, as devious does FRONTLINE Ninez Cacho-Olivares 12/05/2009


Devious is, as devious does



FRONTLINE

Ninez Cacho-Olivares
12/05/2009

It really is no use braying and wailing about Gloria Arroyo’s congressional run, or even asking her to resign as president.

 She has filed her certificate of candidacy for the second congressional district of Pampanga and will definitely win that seat, since there really is no one of great political strength and stature in that district to fight her for that seat. All those civil socialites and other militants saying that they will be waging a campaign to ensure that she loses in the district are just wasting their breath. That’s not going to succeed, nor is it even going to happen.

Gloria is also not going to leave Malacañang.... MORE


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Destiny will not always be on her side BACKBENCHER Rod. P. Kapunan 12/05/2009


Destiny will not always be on her side


BACKBENCHER

Rod. P. Kapunan
12/05/2009

Maybe it was destiny that allowed Gloria Arroyo to capture the presidency. Even if we are to take that the hijacking of power was premeditated, it was nonetheless a fate of destiny because she could have failed if the position she wanted to capture was not really meant for her. No logical explanation can be made on how the predestination fate of man works, but somehow seers have their mystic resonance for it.

If destiny has not be generous.... MORE

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Irrelevant Eddie EDITORIAL 12/04/2009


Irrelevant Eddie


EDITORIAL

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12/04/2009

Former President Fidel V. Ramos’ call for Gloria to resign the other day would have been relevant five years ago or earlier. But today Gloria won’t care about anything that he says, nor do Filipinos, for that matter, give a hoot about it.

Ramos, by playing what he thought was shrewd politics through all the years that Gloria was in power, has passed on into irrelevance and is reduced to a jumping people power monument in Februarys of every year.

Fast Eddie was, however, among the first to condemn Joseph Estrada when he became President in 1998 for his personal interest: Estrada was already then moving to question and later on possibly charge him for a number of dubious contracts under his watch, primarily the P9-billion Centennial Expo deal.

After the “Hello Garci” tapes were made.... MORE


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