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JPE sponsors Villar’s misconduct report By Angie M. Rosales 01/26/2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Manny’s camp insists report is political

JPE sponsors Villar’s misconduct report


By Angie M. Rosales
01/26/2010

Despite the many maneuvers and alleged legal technicalities raised by political allies of Sen. Manuel Villar Jr. in the Senate in a bid to kill the Senate committee of the whole (Scow) report that finds him guilty of ethical misconduct and conflict of interest on the C-5 road extension project, along with coup talks, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile yesterday succeeded in steering the floor debates on the Senate report that calls for the censure of Villar.

Enrile’s sponsorship of Scow Report No. 780, as expected, was met with objections from Villar’s partisans in the minority bloc, as they tried to put up a good fight to prevent the report from being discussed in plenary.... MORE

Toward an opaque leadership 01/26/2010


Toward an opaque leadership


01/26/2010

As the Senate committee of the whole (Scow) tackles its report on the C-5 controversy which found Sen. Manuel Villar guilty of unethical conduct, the Nacionalista Party presidential candidate said he will not be attending that session, since it is all about politics, and not about the truth.

He was quoted as saying: “Why should I face them? I don’t see any relevance on the truth. I have answered the issues on the floor and I have granted more than a hundred interviews. It’s on the Web site, and I have also placed an advertisement regarding that.”          MORE


SourceThe Daily Tribune

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No assurances from Comelec FRONTLINE Ninez Cacho-Olivares 01/26/2010


No assurances from Comelec


FRONTLINE

Ninez Cacho-Olivares
01/26/2010

In the end, we may just be better off going back to manual polls, with an automated counting of the votes, since speed is the major factor being argued by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in favor of automated polls, to minimize electoral fraud.

In every election, it has been proved that the massive cheating is hardly done at the precinct level, since the count is witnessed by many voters and watchers. But once the count leaves the precinct level and goes on to the municipal and city levels, this is where the padding of votes takes place. Then another bigger padding of the votes again takes place in the provincial level...... MORE


SourceThe Daily Tribune

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Yemen uses al-Qaeda specter to demonize opposition ANALYSIS 01/26/2010


Yemen uses al-Qaeda specter to demonize opposition


ANALYSIS


01/26/2010

SANAA — Yemen’s embattled government links armed Shiite rebels in the north, southern secessionists and resurgent al-Qaeda militants, saying all three belong to an “axis of evil” in the Arabian Peninsula state.

But analysts and diplomats say this is a willful deception intended at demonizing even legitimate dissent and preparing the ground for a crackdown on challenges to the 31-year rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh..... MORE


SourceThe Daily Tribune

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