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Useless Palace denials EDITORIAL Click to enlarge 12/09/2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Useless Palace denials


EDITORIAL

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12/09/2009

Malacañang accuses critics of Gloria Arroyo of “speculating” too much with regard to the imposition of martial law (ML) as a means for attain her quest in the matter of political perpetuity.

That may be so, but at the same
.... MORE


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Marcos SC ML redux? FRONTLINE Ninez Cacho-Olivares 12/09/2009


Marcos SC ML redux?



FRONTLINE

Ninez Cacho-Olivares
12/09/2009

In 1972, when then President Ferdinand Marcos decreed martial law (ML) in the entire Philippines, Congress was ordered padlocked, opposition personalities were arrested, along with known media critics of the Marcos regime. Media establishments were also ordered closed, and press censorship was imposed, with the press having to clear its reports with the military officer assigned as censor in media offices before any news report could be published. Also, military officers took over the management and control of private establishments.

The only institution left, outside
.... MORE


SourceThe Daily Tribune


Now is time for Ampatuans to sing ZOOMING IN Rudy Romero 12/09/2009


Now is time for Ampatuans to sing


ZOOMING IN

Rudy Romero
12/09/2009

The family of Andal Ampatuan Sr., the governor of Maguindanao, must be extremely unhappy with the treatment that the family is receiving at the hands of the administration of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. I can imagine the Ampatuan family patriarch cursing and spouting epithets, from his military-hospital bed, at the Lakas-Kampi-CMD candidate for representative of the second district of Pampanga.


Throw the book MR. EXPOSE Amb. Ernesto Maceda 12/09/2009


Throw the book


MR. EXPOSE

Amb. Ernesto Maceda
12/09/2009

The Ampatuans own 23 mansions with four big ones in Shariff, Aguak, Maguin-danao and two big ones in Davao City, estimated to cost P700 million to P900 million. They also own big tracks of land. They own a big fleet of luxury cars totaling more than 50, mostly Ford Expeditions, F-150s, Range Rovers, Toyota Land Cruisers and GM Suburbans, all colored black, estimated to cost P200 million. It has been reported that the Ampatuans took away 17 sacks of money from their mansion’s vaults. It was also reported that in a trip to Mecca, he carried $6.3 million.

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has conducted .... MORE


SourceThe Daily Tribune



Philippine military wary of power vacuums in troubled south focus 12/09/2009


Philippine military wary of power vacuums in troubled south



focus


12/09/2009

SHARIFF AGUAK — The Philippine military is confident of quashing a rogue politician’s militia in the troubled south, but worried the offensive is creating power vacuums from which more fearsome forces could emerge.

President Gloria Arroyo imposed martial rule and deployed thousands of troops in Maguindanao .... MORE


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