By Artemio V. Panganiban
Novel and unusual is the petition for certiorari filed by detained Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile (JPE) in the Supreme Court to obtain his freedom from detention while awaiting his trial in connection with the charge of plunder and graft filed against him by the Office of the Ombudsman (OOO) for his alleged complicity in the pork barrel scam.
By Rina Jimenez-David
When movie actors began “invading” the august halls of government, some folks began loudly calling on them to stop appearing in movies or TV shows, especially those that had them performing in rather risqué or comical roles. But these moves were soon dampened by the arguments of some—and not just the performers—that allowing our show biz legislators and officials to continue their acting or hosting commitments was a way to keep them “honest.”
By Amando Doronila
In a terse statement to the media on Monday, President Aquino said Vice President Jejomar Binay could leave the Cabinet if he no longer agreed with the administration. It was his response to Binay’s speech last week castigating the administration’s supposed shortfalls—an exchange that set them on a collision course at the tail end of the President’s term.
By Neal H. Cruz
One would think that after the pork barrel scandal and the prosecution of some of those who got fat on it, no pork would be left in the Aquino administration’s 2015 budget.
By Edilberto C. de Jesus
This year’s Integrity Initiative summit focused the spotlight on Makati and the Senate inquiry into the allegedly overpriced City Hall Building II.