By Oscar Franklin Tan
Impeachment calls over the Supreme Court’s decision on the Disbursement Acceleration Program intentionally confuse the three completely different planes of unconstitutional, criminal and immoral. Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano correctly proposes that we accept the decision as part of our checks and balances and move on.
By Ma. Ceres P. Doyo
I agree with Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano when he wished that media would focus more on the magnitude of the crime rather on the supposed difficult prison conditions the senators accused of plunder will have to live with.
I’ve been trying to make sense out of Senate Majority Floor Leader Alan Peter Cayetano’s dire warning that opposition Senators Juan Ponce Enrile and Jinggoy Estrada, both recently charged before the Sandiganbayan, the country’s antigraft court, for their involvement in the pork barrel fund mess, may ultimately be “freed” under a Binay presidency.
Instead of infusing clarity, the proliferation of lists naming senators and representatives allegedly involved in the pork barrel scam has wrought confusion—and confusion of a particularly debilitating kind.
By Danilo S. Venida
The presidential race, still more than two years away, is off to an early start. Aspirants are making their declarations, alliances are a-forming, the positioning of various personalities is getting tested.