By Conrado de Quiros
If the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) had plotted it, it couldn’t have done a better job. By the time Team PNoy held its last rally in Amoranto Stadium last Friday, it was showing the cracks. Two of the senatorial candidates were frosty to each other. Or at least one was to the other, who was Loren Legarda toward Alan Peter Cayetano. Noticeably—all the reports noticed it—she refused to buss him in the cheek.
By Artemio V. Panganiban
Acting on the motion of PSBank, the Supreme Court dismissed the bank’s petition to stop the Senate from opening the dollar deposits of then Chief Justice Renato C. Corona on the ground that the case had become moot and academic. The impeachment trial has long been terminated and the Court’s adjudication of this case is no longer relevant or material to the impeachment proceedings.
By Neal H. Cruz
The mayoral election in Lucena City has long been over and a winner proclaimed, and another election is coming up, but the losers in that previous election are still trying to win it at the Commission on Elections (Comelec). Barbara Talaga has been proclaimed winner in the mayoral election held on May 10, 2010, in [...]
This has reference to the front-page news story by Ronnel W. Domingo regarding the filing by the Department of Finance’s antigraft body of cases against six Bureau of Internal Revenue officials with the Office of the Ombudsman and the Civil Service Commission (CSC), in connection with their assets and liabilities (“6 BIR officials face raps over SALN,” Inquirer, 7/13/12).
By Bingo P. Dejaresco III
The philosopher Confucius was not confused when he said: “In a country that is well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of; in a badly governed country, wealth is something to be ashamed of.”