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Hearts flutter for Cory, Erap and Marcos as most loved RP leaders 02/13/2010

Saturday, February 13, 2010


Hearts flutter for Cory, Erap and Marcos as most loved RP leaders


02/13/2010

There are political leaders who are loved by the Filipinos and leaders who are hated by the Filipinos.

And on the day of hearts, a Pulse Asia survey showed the late President Corazon Aquino, who died last Aug. 5, was the most loved by 35 percent of Filipinos, among dead presidents and Filipino leaders. 

The late Ferdinand Marcos, who died decades ago, came second at 15 percent, besting slain Sen. Ninoy Aquino, who had a nationwide vote of 8 percent, tied with the late President Ramon Magsaysay, who scored a 7 percent average nationwide, with national hero Jose Rizal getting a poor score of 1 percent.

Among the living former presidents, it was Joseph Estrada who topped the list, with 13 percent, where he was in a statistical tie with Marcos, in second place.... MORE


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LP drops bombshell land scams vs Villar By Angie M. Rosales 02/13/2010


NP bet rapped for Iloilo ‘rice land conversion’

LP drops bombshell land scams vs Villar


By Angie M. Rosales

02/13/2010

Tit for tat, by way of charges and countercharges between two presidential bets.

With the Liberal Party (LP) standard-bearer Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino accused by the Nacionalista Party (NP) of having benefited from the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway, along with his late mother exempting the family’s hacienda from land reform, as well as his family’s refusal to give Hacienda Luisita workers their share of the land and share of the profits, the LP yesterday dropped a bombshell against NP presidential bet Sen. Manuel “Manny” Villar as being involved in yet another land and road scam, this time not in Metro Manila but in Iloilo province.

LP’s former Sen. Franklin Drilon who is seeking a Senate seat, dropped the bombshell which Villar quickly denied.
Drilon’s accusation against Villar made during a press conference of the LP in Sta. Barbara, Iloilo, was in reference to the alleged illegal conversion of a 12.7 prime agricultural land that was under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) into a subdivision... MORE


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Military snubs SC habeas order to present health workers in court By Benjamin B. Pulta 02/13/2010


Military snubs SC habeas order to present health workers in court


By Benjamin B. Pulta
02/13/2010

A hearing by the Court of Appeals (CA) on a petition questioning the detention of 43 health workers who were arrested by military and police in Rizal province last week due to their alleged links with the local communist group has been deferred by the appellate court.

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) yesterday failed to present the so-called “Morong 43” before the court as ordered by the Supreme Court in connection with the habeas corpus petition filed by their families.
CA Special First Division Justice Normandie Pizarro scolded 202nd Infantry Brigade commander Col. Aurelio Baladad for not complying with the order.
He explained in open court that the military ignored the essence of writ of habeas corpus which is immediacy and “might send a wrong signal in future cases.”
Pizarro stressed that it is important under the rules that the subject of the petition be presented in court before the respondents could prove the legality of the detention....MORE



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Take it to court EDITORIAL 02/13/2010


Take it to court


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02/13/2010

With a proviso in the Fair Elections Act now supposed to be in force and effect, and with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) being the body to implement the law requiring celebrities in mass media to resign or take a leave of absence if they wish to keep on endorsing candidates during the election period, at least two presidential candidates, along with their celebrity endorsers and some print columnists and radio-TV talking heads, are up in arms over this poll proviso, giving out all sorts of arguments, a lot of which hinge on a misplaced sense of freedom.

One presidential bet who makes use of TV and movie stars’ endorsement of his candidacy said the ban is unfair since celebrities are also Filipinos and have the right to choose their leaders. No one argues about that part. But this freedom to choose their leader comes in the form of their vote cast during election day, not through endorsing candidates.... MORE


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