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Erap: LP, NP bets must face music 01/22/2010

Friday, January 22, 2010


‘Noynoy, Manny owe it to the people to tell the truth’

Erap: LP, NP bets must face music


01/22/2010

Former President Joseph Estrada weighed in on the dual controversies hounding both Liberal Party (LP) presidential candidate Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino and Nacionalista Party (NP) standard bearer Sen. Manuel Villar, advising both bets to face the charges frontally and answer the respective charges leveled against them.

Both presidential contenders have refused to answer the allegations of conflict of interest and overpricing of their properties in rights of way payments...

Villar stands accused of having committed an “unethical conduct as a senator of the Republic and has, by committing such violations, damaged the integrity of the Senate as an institution.”

... Aquino is also being dogged by charges of the Aquino-Cojuangco family of having profited from an overpriced Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTX), an overpriced payment for the right of way in Hacienda Luisita by government, along with having a private road leading to the Hacienda paid for by the government..... MORE


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Erap unbound EDITORIAL 01/22/2010


Erap unbound


EDITORIAL

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01/22/2010

The decision of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) freeing former President Joseph Estrada of legal obstacles in his bid to regain the presidency which was stolen from him in 2001 will remove uncertainties clouding the public’s mind in choosing him for the May 10 elections.

The darkest cloud that hangs over Estrada’s campaign is public doubt that the current administration with its encompassing control on all arms of the government will let him fight fair and square in the political arena.... MORE


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Afraid of Erap FRONTLINE Ninez Cacho-Olivares 01/22/2010


Afraid of Erap


FRONTLINE

Ninez Cacho-Olivares
01/22/2010
It beats me why the civil socialites and their presidential candidate continue to stress that Erap Estrada’s being cleared by the poll body for his second presidential run is still not final, as this issue would still be elevated to the high court. At the same time, two political groups keep on spreading the rumor that Estrada is ready to withdraw from the race to endorse their candidates.

Fidel Ramos, commenting on Estrada being cleared by the poll body to run for the presidency, said Erap should hold the bubbly, since this is still a long process, as the Commission on Elections (Comelec) decision can be overturned by the high court. So what is it to him?

Former Comelec chairman Christian Monsod quickly claimed that.... MORE


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Wrong timing, wrong endorser, wrong party ZOOMING IN Rudy Romero 01/22/2010


Wrong timing, wrong endorser, wrong party


ZOOMING IN

Rudy Romero
01/22/2010

When I wrote a column last year about the presidential prospects of then Secretary of National Defense Gilberto Teodoro Jr., a member of the secretary’s public relations staff took issue with me about the views I expressed in the column. He quickly simmered down when I told him that Gilberto “Bert” Teodoro Sr. was a close friend of my family — indeed he was one of my father’s poker cronies — and that the things I said in the column were written more in sorrow than in anything else.

The view that I expressed was that Gibo Teodoro could not win t.... MORE


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