• 6 AUGUST - *1907 - Gen. Macario Sakay, one of the Filipino military leaders who had continued fighting the imperialist United States invaders eight years into the Ph...
    5 years ago

......................................................................................

The Daily Tribune

(Without Fear or Favor)

Specials:

Bulatlat.com

World Wildlife Fund for Nature-Philippines

The Philippines Matrix Project

Silly challenge EDITORIAL 01/19/2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Silly challenge


EDITORIAL

Click to enlarge
01/19/2010

Sen. Franklin Drilon has challenged the presidential contenders to make their positions clear on the issue of Gloria Arroyo’s appointment of the next chief justice of the high court, insisting still that it is unconstitutional of the incumbent chief executive to appoint the next CJ as midnight appointments are banned.

The Liberal Party (LP) standard bearer, Sen. Noynoy Aquino, has warned the Supreme Court (SC) that he would not recognize a Gloria-appointed SC CJ, and warned as well that he would fire any associate justice who accepts the Gloria appointment, and other associate justices who will support the Gloria appointed CJ.

Noynoy has refused to apologize for his crass remarks, and stands by what he says — even when it shows his ignorance and arrogance..... MORE


SourceThe Daily Tribune

ALTERNATE URL: http://www.classicposters.com/commentary/20100119com1.html

Think twice and hard on the presidency FRONTLINE Ninez Cacho-Olivares 01/19/2010


Think twice and hard on the presidency


FRONTLINE

Ninez Cacho-Olivares
01/19/2010

The Senate committee of the whole’s report which reportedly censures Sen. Manuel Villar, finding him guilty of improper and unethical conduct on the issue of the C5 road extension project and for which the report sought the return of the money amounting to P6.22 billion that has been spent on the anomalous road project had his supporters in Congress quickly trash it, saying this is nothing but a scrap of paper since the report — coming from the majority bloc of the Senate does not have the 12 needed signatures.

Villar’s all-out supporter, Sen. Nene Pimentel, said that apart from this censure report being a useless draft, this is politically motivated. He added that this draft is nothing but a product of the committee composed of “biased members” that did not follow the rules.... MORE


SourceThe Daily Tribune

ALTERNATE URL: http://www.classicposters.com/commentary/20100119com2.html


Hunt for Russia’s famed Amber Room leads to Nazi bunker FEATURE 01/19/2010


Hunt for Russia’s famed Amber Room leads to Nazi bunker


FEATURE


01/19/2010
KALININGRAD — The mystery of Russia’s famed Amber Room, seized as the spoils of war by the Nazis, has puzzled historians and experts since it disappeared in 1945.

Sergei Trifonov, however, believes he has solved the riddle, and that the treasure — ornately carved panels of glowing amber, formed from fossilized resin — lies underneath a bunker in the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad.
“Believe me or not, it’s there, 12 meters down in the sub-soil,” he said, pointing to the entrance of a bunker that sheltered the Nazi high command in the last hours of the Battle of Koenigsberg.... MORE


SourceThe Daily Tribune

ALTERNATE URL: http://www.classicposters.com/commentary/20100119com3.html


Too many advisers MR. EXPOSE Amb. Ernesto Maceda 01/19/2010


Too many advisers


MR. EXPOSE

Amb. Ernesto Maceda
01/19/2010

It is reported that presidential hopeful Noynoy Aquino has a three faction think tank that advises him on his statements. The last two weeks, Noynoy has made three boo-boos which I don’t believe reflected his own thinking. He is ill-advised.

First, reacting to the Villar commissioned survey by SWS, he said that surveys can be bought in Quiapo. Rep. Ronnie Zamora reacted correctly by saying that Noynoy and his supporters tooted their horns when a Serge Osmeña commissioned survey also by SWS gave him an incredible 60 percent rating last September. Did he buy his survey then in Quiapo or Diliman?.... MORE


SourceThe Daily Tribune

ALTERNATE URL: http://www.classicposters.com/commentary/20100119com4.html

There was an error in this gadget

Blog Archive