By Neal H. Cruz
The trouble with impeaching President Aquino is that Vice President Jojo Binay would become president. His wife, Elenita, would become first lady. What a prospect! It would be as if Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos were back in Malacañang.
By Randy David
The highly anticipated arrest and detention the other day of Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. on charges of plunder proceeded quite smoothly, despite the brief jostling among the media, security people and horde of bystanders in the premises of the Sandiganbayan building. Surely, the police and the court’s security personnel could do better next time [...]
By Neal H. Cruz
The rumor mills are rife with the speculation that the Supreme Court is about to issue its decision on the disqualification case against Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada filed by former mayor Alfredo Lim.
Our cousin, now a Canadian citizen, entrusted to my older brother the administration of his property in Manila. It is a vacant lot. Because of the obscene increase in the amount of real estate taxes imposed by the stooges of Mayor Joseph Estrada, he now desperately has to have it leased to raise funds. Little did he realize, just recently, how arduous it would be to obtain permits from the government agencies concerned.
Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada, Cabinet Secretary Rene Almendras and Philippine National Police Director General Alan Purisima all deserve congratulations for the successful resolution of the long-festering row between the Philippines and Hong Kong arising from the August 2010 Rizal Park hostage crisis. Any way you look at it, the easing of the tension between the two governments—after the expression of the Philippines’ “most sorrowful regret and profound sympathy” over the botched police rescue that led to the death of eight Hong Kong tourists and the injury of others—is a welcome development.