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Early Maguindanao polls? EDITORIAL 12/24/2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009


Early Maguindanao polls?


EDITORIAL

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12/24/2009

Early Maguindanao polls and early elections for other hotspots are being asked of the Congress, by way of a legislative measure, by the Commission on Elections, on grounds that Maguindanao has become such a hotspot, given the massacre of some 57 civilians.

Yet it was the Palace itself that .... MORE


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Kid glove treatment FRONTLINE Ninez Cacho-Olivares 12/24/2009


Kid glove treatment


FRONTLINE

Ninez Cacho-Olivares
12/24/2009

That’s a pretty silly style adopted by the poll body in penalizing Smartmatic-TIM for delays in the delivery of the automated counting machines, all of which are said to be due by February next year.

The condition, so said Commission on Elections chairman Jose Melo, is that of penalizing the winning consortium for every day after the last schedule lapses, or sometime in February.

What this means is that Comelec is not likely to penalize Smartmatic at all.... MORE


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Hanoi"s "tube" dwellers vow to stay in ancient quarter FEATURE 12/24/2009


Hanoi"s "tube" dwellers vow to stay in ancient quarter


FEATURE


12/24/2009
HANOI — She stands in the narrow doorway, a dark tunnel stretching behind her until it ends at a patch of light half a block away.

Inside the tunnel are tiny rooms the old woman and her family call home.

“I enjoy living here and I will die here,” .... MORE


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CHR overboard BLURBAL THRUSTS Louie Logarta 12/24/2009


CHR overboard


BLURBAL THRUSTS

Louie Logarta
12/24/2009
Human Rights Commissioner Leila de Lima is bristling over the violence that erupted last week at the Department of Justice (DoJ) premises when Andal Ampatuan Jr. — accused instigator of the Nov. 23 Maguindanao massacre which claimed the lives of 57 innocent persons — was allegedly attacked by a big group of angry journalists allied with the National Press Club (NPC) as he was being escorted by authorities to the preliminary investigation of the case.

De Lima, a noted lawyer specializing in election.... MORE


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