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Foul play EDITORIAL 01/05/2012

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Foul play

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01/05/2012
House prosecutors are into dirty play, aided moreover, by the yellow media, what with the lead prosecutor, Iloilo Rep. Niel Tupas Jr., at a media forum, coming up with a deed of sale document of a condominium said to belong to Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona, and claiming four more Corona properties that he said the prosecution is in the process of verifying while calling on the CJ to make public his Statement of Assets and Liabilities Networth (SALn).

The next day, the yellow media had a photo of an empty Taguig penthouse which is not even the condo that the CJ owns, and which condo, incidentally, he had earlier disclosed in his reply to the impeachment complaint..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/commentary/20120105com1.html

‘America preparing military intervention in Syria’



 ‘America preparing military intervention in Syria’

Damascus is criticizing the US for sending an envoy to Cairo's Arab League discussions about ending the Assad regime’s crackdown on dissent. London-based political analyst Chris Bambery says the US is preparing for a military intervention in Syria.

­According to Barbery, sanctions against Syria are only the beginning of Western intervention. "The key ally in this enterprise, Turkey, has been involved with the Free Syrian Army – training them, and we know there are also American advisers in those camps in Turkey," he says. And, "when you combine all that – sanctions, diplomatic moves, the involvement with the Free Syrian Army, it begins to create a dynamic that though perhaps the Americans don’t want involvement in the military operation in Syria, they can pull it in that direction.”.... MORE

SourceRT.com

URL: http://rt.com/news/military-syria-arab-america-223/

‘EU lacks sense of society to politically unite’



‘EU lacks sense of society to politically unite’

 “A monetary union without political union is impossible to maintain,” economist Arjo Klamer said 20 years ago. And as Europe struggles to deal with the euro crisis, the EU countries are still too different to politically unite, Klamer told RT.

Klamer, who is a professor of the Economics of Art and Culture at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, says a political union should be formed now, because stronger fiscal coordination and better social policy would support the euro. However, “There is too much heterogeneity. The countries are too different. 

Countries are too attached to their own sovereignty,” he told RT..... MORE

SourceRT.com

URL: http://rt.com/news/eu-political-union-failure-237/

Libya: Collapse of justice leaves at least 7,000 behind bars (w/ Video)



Libya: Collapse of justice leaves at least 7,000 behind bars


With their common enemy dead and gone, the uniting factor which bound Libya’s former rebels in their fight against Muammar Gaddafi has melted away. Now, in-fighting among the different armed factions is spilling onto the streets.

Meanwhile, thousands of Libyans remain behind bars waiting for the new rulers to try them for their crime of failing to jump ship.

One of the first amnesties of the new Libya was when hundreds of men and women, many of them sub-Saharan immigrants, were released from a makeshift prison. Most of them had spent several months in captivity for the crime of being in the wrong place at the wrong time..... MORE

SourceRT.com

URL: http://rt.com/news/libya-justice-collapse-tripoli-227/

CNN censors vet that supports Ron Paul (w/ Video)



CNN censors vet that supports Ron Paul

The establishment’s war against Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul has been evident since the Texas congressman began surging in the polls, but the previously privy attack on the candidate was made public to millions Wednesday night.

During a live interview Wednesday night from an Iowa caucus location, CNN briefly spoke to an US military veteran and adamant supporter of Rep. Ron Paul until the soldier began praising Paul for the non-interventionist ideals that separate the congressman from the mainstream candidates endorsed by the establishment..... MORE

SourceRT.com

URL: http://rt.com/usa/news/cnn-ron-paul-thorsen-207/

Poor Bart I.N.S.I.D.E . C.O.N.G.R.E.S.S Charlie Manalo 01/05/2012

Poor Bart

I.N.S.I.D.E . C.O.N.G.R.E.S.S
Charlie Manalo
01/05/2012
He may enjoy the title Chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) but Nicanor Bartolome may be far from one.

According to reliable sources inside Camp Crame, ex-fugitive, Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson, who is reportedly being eyed by President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino to take over the helm of Department of Interior and Local Government, is already wielding his influence in the force, particularly on the appointment of officers in juicy positions.

According to the source, Ping, who went into hiding after being implicated in the Corbito-Dacer double murder case, only to surface later after Noynoy assumed the presidency, is imposing himself on Bartolome, allegedly dictating on the PNP chief on who to appoint to certain positions in the police organization, prompting one official to described Lacson as the “de facto chief PNP.”.... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/commentary/20120105com7.html

Noy gives green light to ‘shaved’ FoI By Virgilio J. Bugaoisan 01/05/2012

Noy gives green light to ‘shaved’ FoI

By Virgilio J. Bugaoisan 01/05/2012

A watered-down version of a controversial bill seen crucial in achieving transparency in government transactions was approved yesterday by President Aquino.

Press Undersecretary Manolo Quezon III admitted that the original version of the Freedom of Information (FoI) Bill has been defaced and many of its crucial provisions that promote free access to information have been removed.

The Malacañang version of the bill includes giving special shield for the President and his official family from being scrutinized on the basis of an FoI Law..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/headlines/20120105hed3.html

Pinoys in Syria reject return, say no jobs in RP By Michaela P. del Callar 01/05/2012

Pinoys in Syria reject return, say no jobs in RP

By Michaela P. del Callar 01/05/2012

Majority of Filipino workers in Syria have rejected the Philippine government’s offer to repatriate them to the Philippines for free amid the worsening political security situation in the troubled Middle East state, citing scant employment opportunities back home, Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario admitted yesterday.

Del Rosario, who flew to Syria last weekend to personally check on the progress of evacuation efforts of the Philippine Embassy there, said many Filipinos have expressed their desire to remain even as the government declared the highest crisis alert in the country that calls for mandatory repatriation of all its nationals.... MORE
SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/headlines/20120105hed4.html

Flood victims, kids compete for use schools 01/05/2012

Flood victims, kids compete for use schools

01/05/2012
Flood evacuees and pupils competed for space of schools yesterday, with both wanting to use the buildings following the Christmas break, officials said.

In some cases, survivors of last month’s floods from tropical storm “Sendong” were moved to alternative shelters as children returned to schoolhouses that had been used as evacuation centers.

But in other instances, hundreds of the evacuees refused to leave, forcing school officials to find novel ways of conducting classes..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/nation/20120105nat7.html

For not getting ‘pulutan,’ drunken man kills 3 women 01/05/2012

For not getting ‘pulutan,’ drunken man kills 3 women

01/05/2012
A drunken man went on a shooting spree and killed three women and wounded an American after he was not given “pulutan” (appetizer) last Tuesday night in Tondo, Manila.

The suspect was identified as Ronald Cruz, 37, of 1220 Masinop St., Tondo, a former seaman and a messenger of Philippine Reclamation Authority..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/metro/20120105met3.html

Katipunan heroine’s remains brought to QC hall today 01/05/2012

Katipunan heroine’s remains brought to QC hall today

01/05/2012
The remains of Melchora Aquino, more popularly known as Tandang Sora, are laid today at the Quezon City Hall after their exhumation from Himlayang Pilipino before they are brought to their final resting place at a shrine exactly where she was born 200 years ago.

At a press conference, Mayor Herbert “Bistek” Bautista and Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte, who heads the Task Force Tandang Sora, said the relics of the Grand Old Lady of Katipunan, who was said to be a look-alike of actress Dawn Zulueta when the city’s lone heroine was in her 20s, will be brought to the city hall in a flag-draped casket and on a horse-drawn carriage..... MORE


SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/metro/20120105met6.html

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