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Noynoy ‘bloody hands’ show in SCTex ‘massacre’

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Noynoy ‘bloody hands’ show in SCTex ‘massacre’

By Charlie V. Manalo


Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino does not come to the presidential race with clean hands, as they have been bloodied by two massacres: The Hacienda Luisita massacre of the striking farmers and the “massacre” of the original Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTex) project, shepherding its overprice while he and his family benefited from the project.

Rep. Crispin “Boying” Remulla, a critic of Aquino, bared at a press conference yesterday that two separate committees of both the Senate and the House established the fact that Noynoy Aquino used his influence as a legislator and served as the proponent of the SCTex project which directly benefited his family’s Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac.... MORE

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Not facing the issue squarely FRONTLINE Ninez Cacho-Olivares 02/04/2010

Not facing the issue squarely

Ninez Cacho-Olivares

He came. He spoke. He did not conquer.

These three short sentences best describe Manny Villar, Nacionalista Party standard bearer’s appearance before the Senate Tuesday.

He delivered an hour-long privilege speech, defending himself from the charges found in the Senate committee of the whole report on the C-5 controversy, which is no different from the way he defends himself on the same charges to the media, press conferences and advertisements, merely denying the charges, claiming there is no evidence to back up these charges, without disproving the evidence, saying these are all lies and insisting that this investigation is all about politics.... MORE

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Flying the coop EDITORIAL 02/04/2010

Flying the coop

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Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson has flown the coop, and he admitted that he left the country to evade the arrest warrant against him, should it come, after the judge determines whether there is probable cause to charge him.

Lacson said in a statement that while he took flight due to the arrest over the double murder charge filed against him by the Department of Justice (DoJ), he also stated that in his case, flight is not an admission of guilt, as he is more concerned about his personal safety and security.

The senator also said that the charges leveled against him were due to his being a fierce critic of the Arroyo administration.... MORE

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Thailand braces for fresh political instability focus 02/04/2010

Thailand braces for fresh political instability



BANGKOK — Thailand is entering a new phase of political turbulence, bracing for a key court ruling on the frozen fortune of ousted Premier Thaksin Shinawatra amid rumors of another coup.
On Feb. 26 the Supreme Court will decide whether the $2.2 billion fortune of the telecoms tycoon — frozen in the months after he was deposed in 2006 — can be seized by authorities.

And that deadline, concerning a man who still deeply divides Thai society, is stepping up the political pressure.
Supporters of Thaksin, who now lives abroad to escape a jail term for corruption, have held small rallies almost daily since the start of 2010, and promise to swell their ranks ahead of the verdict.... MORE

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