By Neal H. Cruz
President Aquino’s televised speech defending the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) and attacking the Supreme Court for declaring it unconstitutional was bombastic, showed arrogance, and was even threatening.
By Randy David
Anxious talk over a looming constitutional crisis instantly filled the air the other night after President Aquino announced on national TV that he did not agree with the Supreme Court’s decision nullifying key elements of his administration’s Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).
By Artemio V. Panganiban
How long will the trial of the pork barrel plunder cases last? Answer: The Supreme Court directed trial courts “to terminate the regular trial within 180 days, or the trial by judicial affidavits within 60 days, reckoned from the date trial begins, minus the excluded delays or postponements specified in Rule 119 of the Rules of Court and the Speedy Trial Act of 1998.”
Wheelchair dealers must be ecstatic. If the current political climate holds, a number of government officials, their staff and enablers will soon be on trial for large-scale corruption. But some of them are being stricken by exotic ailments that land them in the merciful confines of a hospital. Cue the wheelchair.
It’s unfair that senators charged with plunder for pocketing kickbacks from their pork barrel allocations are suffering the ignominy of being jailed and living with rats and cockroaches, while former Social Security System presidents Romulo Neri and Corazon dela Paz, who were already found guilty of pocketing over P300 million from SSS coffers by a [...]