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GMA brains in move to oust Senate president 03/24/2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

GMA brains in move to oust Senate president


03/24/2010

To ensure the capture of the entire line of succession, President Arroyo is alegedly the brains behind the early ouster of the incumbent Senate presidency.

United Opposition (UNO) vice presidential bet Jejomar Binay sees Malacañang’s hand in the proposals to install a new Senate president, saying it is part of Arroyo’s plan to capture the entire line of succession which she would then control in case of a failure of elections.

“The lady is leaving nothing to chance. She is covering all the bases right now,” Binay said, accusing Arroyo of “simultaneously moving in four fronts to achieve hegemony of power.”.... MORE


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Noynoy vows Edsa 86 repeat By Aytch S. de la Cruz 03/24/2010

Threatens to mount ‘people power’ revolt over poll failure

Noynoy vows Edsa 86 repeat


By Aytch S. de la Cruz
03/24/2010

Liberal Party (LP) standard bearer Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino, along with his yellow supporters, in yesterday’s sortie, appeared to be plotting to stage a repeat of Edsa ’86 with the aim of establishing a revolutionary government, no different from the revolutionary government established by Corazon Aquino, his late mother, and also using the trigger of failed elections.

Aquino issued the warning of a people power revolt in Pangasinan, where he was campaigning for votes, telling reporters that he is certain the Filipino people will mount another 1986 Edsa revolt should their will be thwarted through a failure of elections.

Aquino was quoted as saying that “sovereignty resides in the people. If they feel their will has been thwarted, I’m sure they will again regain sovereignty among themselves.”.... MORE


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Chances are EDITORIAL 03/24/2010

Chances are



EDITORIAL
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03/24/2010
Chances are, neither Supreme Court (SC) Justice Antonio Carpio nor Conchita Carpio Morales is going to formally inform the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) that they are still interested in staying on as nominees. What they will probably do, is to merely remain silent on the issue and wait for the list of nominees, which may either include their names, or their being delisted.

Or, they could also formally inform the JBC that they are not interested at all, since they still believe, despite a majority ruling of the high court, that the incumbent Malacañang tenant should not be allowed to appoint the next Chief Justice, it being their stand that a Gloria-appointed CJ is a midnight appointment.
.... MORE


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O.M.G! FRONTLINE Ninez Cacho-Olivares 03/24/2010

O.M.G!



FRONTLINE
Ninez Cacho-Olivares
03/24/2010

At least two televangelists are seeking high political office: Jesus is Lord founder and preacher Eddie Villanueva, who seeks the presidency, and surprise, surprise, El Shaddai leader and preacher Bro. Mike Velarde, who is trying to get a congressional seat through the back door, as a Buhay party-list congressman.

Earlier, Velarde was toying with the idea of running for the presidency himself but has apparently lowered his political sights — at least for now.

Presumably, God advised them to mix religion with politics, after all, there is already a priest turned governor of Pampanga, who is now seeking reelection.
.... MORE


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Senatorial candidates who deserve victory ZOOMING IN Rudy Romero 03/24/2010

Senatorial candidates who deserve victory



ZOOMING IN
Rudy Romero
03/24/2010

In a piece that appeared on March 3 (“Only five Senate seats up for grabs”) I suggested that seven candidates for the Senate enjoy a big edge over their rivals by virtue either of their being reelectionists or former senators or of name recall. But saying that some candidates appear well-placed to achieve victory on May 10 does not mean that there are no other senatorial candidates capable of mounting a serious challenge to the victory prospects of the candidate I named in the March 3 piece. There are.

I can think of at least 11 candidates who, by virtue of their personal qualities and professional track records, have earned the right to be favorably considered by the voters when they go into the voting booths less than two months from now. The surnames of the 11, in alphabetical order, are Acosta, Baraquel, Biazon, De Venecia, Guingona, Lao, Lim, Lozada, Ocampo, Querubin and Roco.... MORE


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Of desires and failures HE SAYS Aldrin Cardon 03/24/2010

Of desires and failures



HE SAYS
Aldrin Cardon
03/24/2010

Yet, in Gloria Arroyo’s waning days in Malacañang, there continues an overflowing abundance in, and generosity of, controversies and intrigues, that they seem to be drenching our appetite for a revolution more powerful than the smell of the junta that reeks all over the Palace.

No linguistic gap between Charito Planas and her intended recipients of the junta message could blur Malacañang’s intent of measuring public reaction to what could be among Gloria’s plans to extend her hold on power, but a junta is simply unacceptable to majority of Filipinos. Planas cannot compare us with our Southeast Asian neighbors.

Planas’ junta soundbite cannot be simply be waved off as it is coming from a newly-appointed Palace spokesman, whose earlier assignments were limited to politically inconsequential topics such as saving water in times of El Niño.... MORE


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Scare tactics SHE SAYS Dinah S. Ventura 03/24/2010

Scare tactics



SHE SAYS
Dinah S. Ventura
03/24/2010

The upcoming elections have been giving people more jitters than hope.

It’s easy to see why Filipinos would feel that way — the Arroyo administration’s decade in power has been marked by uncertainty, controversy, distrust and broken vows. 

Who is to say, then, that this May 10, 2010 elections, which we are all praying will install a new president who will inspire and lead us with both strength and conscience, will truly bring us that much-needed change we have all patiently been waiting for?.... MORE


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Fish and chips celebrates 150 years as a British classic focus 03/24/2010

Fish and chips celebrates 150 years as a British classic


focus

03/24/2010

LONDON — Whether wrapped in newspaper and eaten with greasy fingers or served on white china with silver cutlery, fish and chips has come a long way since it began 150 years ago.
But the traditional British dish, celebrating a landmark anniversary this year, still boasts pride of place in British culture.

The dish has survived the arrival of McDonalds and the trend for healthy and organic food, and there are now about 10,500 “chippies” across Britain serving up between 250 million and 350 million portions each year.

What began as a cheap working-class meal became a national favorite and is now a culinary classic served at some of Britain’s top restaurants..... MORE


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Thailand’s ‘Red Shirts’ make headlines but little progress ANALYSIS 03/24/2010

Thailand’s ‘Red Shirts’ make headlines but little progress



ANALYSIS

03/24/2010

BANGKOK — Thailand’s “Red Shirts” have propelled their theatrical protest movement into a second week, but observers give them little chance of achieving their ambitions of forcing snap elections.

Despite headlines generated by stunts including splashing their own blood on the prime minister’s home and offices, they have gained little traction against the government they say is the tool of Thailand’s elites.

But even when the supporters of fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra pack up their protest camp in Bangkok and head back to their homes, mostly in the rural north, the phenomenon they have unleashed will continue to rage.
.... MORE


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