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Star-crossed candidacy EDITORIAL Click to enlarge 12/21/2009

Monday, December 21, 2009


Star-crossed candidacy


EDITORIAL

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12/21/2009

There are reports that within the Liberal Party (LP) camp that this early, a power struggle is rearing its ugly head among the supporters of presidential
candidate Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino and vice presidential bet Manuel Roxas II.
That is the apparent reason that despite the lead, which, however, is being whittled away fast, of Noynoy in various surveys, the LP campaign seems heading nowhere.

A valid concern about the current LP infighting even before its candidates do win, presupposing that they do, what more conflicts are in the offing when Noynoy steps into Malacañang..... MORE


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Nil to none FRONTLINE Ninez Cacho-Olivares 12/21/2009


Nil to none


FRONTLINE

Ninez Cacho-Olivares
12/21/2009

From all indications, the high court is not going to make a decisive ruling on Presidential Proclamation (PP) 1959, which declared martial law in Maguindanao.

Instead, the Supreme Court (SC) — at least a majority of its members — is going to again uphold the position taken by Gloria Arroyo and her Justice chief-Solicitor-General Agnes Devanadera, which is for the court to declare PP 1959 moot and academic, on grounds that martial law has already been lifted..... MORE


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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi party urgently needs new blood, say analysts ANALYSIS 12/21/2009


Myanmar’s Suu Kyi party urgently needs new blood, say analysts


ANALYSIS


12/21/2009

BANGKOK — Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi faces an urgent challenge to shake up her party’s ranks, analysts say, after a rare meeting with her colleagues exposed a weak and aging leadership team.

Faced with national polls next year and their leader still in detention, members of the National League for Democracy (NLD) also need to resolve ideological.... MORE


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Same man, same woman, wrong year ZOOMING IN Rudy Romero 12/21/2009


Same man, same woman, wrong year


ZOOMING IN

Rudy Romero
12/21/2009

The man in the title of this column is Fidel Ramos. In 1992, Ramos became the twelfth President of the Philippines after having served as Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) under President Corazon Aquino and as Chief of the Philippine Constabulary/Integrated National Police (PC/INP) under President Ferdinand Marcos. In 1986 he led, with the then-Minister of National Defense Juan Ponce Enrile, the military revolt against Marcos that became the Edsa Revolution. When he stepped down from the Presidency in 1998 he organized a foundation devoted to the study of governance and development issues.

The woman in the title is Gloria Arroyo.... MORE


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