Things changed when P-Noy turned a blind eye and a deaf ear to the anomalies and shenanigans of the closest of his political appointees and allies.
By Amando Doronila
Malacañang disputes recent survey results showing that only three of 10 Filipinos believe President Aquino has delivered on his promise of “daang matuwid” (straight path).
The disgust many people feel toward government found violent expression at UP. Media accounts reported on Budget Secretary Florencio Abad getting mobbed by irate students protesting the unconstitutional Disbursement Acceleration Program.
By Conrado de Quiros
P-Noy could find himself alongside Gloria Macapagal Arroyo whose word is rubbery, with unsavory consequences for his credibility.
A Binay-Roxas tandem? Well, stranger things have happened. Mar Roxas, in any case, has shot down the idea, saying in so many words that a coalition between his Liberal Party and the United Nationalist Alliance of Vice President Jejomar Binay would be a betrayal of the good-government reforms President Aquino has instituted. “We have to choose someone who beyond doubt will continue [Mr. Aquino’s] program and clean governance,” he intoned, in effect saying: Binay, with his panoply of graft cases and newfound affluence ever since becoming chief executive of Makati City, doesn’t cut it.