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Gloria names Garci general AFP chief By Mario J. Mallari 03/09/2010

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Deja vu poll fraud operations looms, feared

Gloria names Garci general AFP chief


By Mario J. Mallari
03/09/2010

President Arroyo yesterday named Army chief Lt. Gen. Delfin Bangit, who was reportedly part of the military operations taking orders to cheat for her victory from her and former Commission on Elections (Comelec) commissioner Virgilio “Garci” Garcillano and one of her known military generals personally loyal to her and her family, as incoming chief of the 130,000-strong Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), despite public apprehensions on his taking over the top military post during the election period.

Bangit, a member of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Class of 1978 which has the Commander-in-Chief as honorary member, will formally assume the AFP top post on Wednesday, the retirement day of outgoing AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Victor Ibrado upon reaching the mandatory retirement age of 56.... MORE


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Probe Comelec division’s strange rulings, unseated gov asks SC By Benjamin B. Pulta 03/09/2010


Probe Comelec division’s strange rulings, unseated gov asks SC


By Benjamin B. Pulta
03/09/2010

Ousted Bulacan Gov. Joselito “Jon-jon” Mendoza yesterday urged the Supreme Court (SC) to review and act on “queer” decisions handed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Second Division which also ruled to oust two other opposition governors — Grace Padaca of Isabela province and Eduardo “Among Ed” Panlilio of Pampanga.

In a 16-page supplemental petition, Mendoza, through his lawyer Sixto Brillantes, said the “pattern in all of the three protest cases is most ominous... All three protestees — Mendoza, Padaca and Panlilio — are opposition governors belonging to the Liberal Party...All were duly proclaimed winners, but in the decision/s at the Comelec Division level, their winning margins were wiped out...The decisions were all rendered by the very same members of the Second Division of the Comelec.”

Mendoza also asked the high tribunal to issue a temporaryretraining order or a status quo and stop the Comelec fro implementing its order declaring Roberto Pagdanganan as the winner in the May 2007 Bulacan gubernatorial race, to... MORE


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To each his own EDITORIAL Click to enlarge 03/09/2010


To each his own



EDITORIAL
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03/09/2010

It will be a debate bishops will lose to the Health Department chief, and even to the majority of the Filipinos.

The bishops recently challenged Health Secretary Esperanza Cabral to a debate on the issue of condoms as a means of preventing AIDS from spreading, apart from the issue of contraceptives encouraging sexual promiscuity.

The bishops claimed that latex condoms — at least 30 percent of them — have been found to be “porous,” according to surveys on which they rely to buttress their arguments against the use of contraceptives.

But by using this “porous condoms” argument, the bishops already lose the argument — at least on the issue... MORE


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Opposition? FRONTLINE Ninez Cacho-Olivares 03/09/2010


Opposition?


FRONTLINE
Ninez Cacho-Olivares
03/09/2010

The political in-thing today for candidates is to project themselves as the “opposition candidate.”
The first question then is, opposition to whom and to what? Gloria Arroyo and her government, along with her policies?

But are they? 

Hardly that, since these same candidates who claim to be opposition candidates — whether presidential or senatorial — were, from 2000 to July 2005, allies and defenders of Gloria Arroyo.

Not once, in all that time they were in bed with Gloria and her administration,... MORE


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