Executive summary: 28 people vs President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III IMPEACHMENT COMPLAINT

Nature of the Action.   This impeachment complaint is initiated against President Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III for culpable violation of the Constitution and betrayal of public trust under Section 2, Article XI of the 1987 Constitution. The basic thesis is that BS Aquino III, as President and Chief Executive, through the Disbursement Acceleration Program […]

Will the West sanction China on our behalf?

by Dean de la Paz , as originally posted in Blog Watch, Philippine Online Chronicles. With the recent downing of a civilian airliner in a Eastern Europe, just as the sinking of a civilian cruise ship in the Atlantic had catalyzed the belated entry of the United States in World War II, this latest incident […]

At least 295 people killed, including 3 Filipinos in downed Malaysian plane MH 17

via the Philippine Online Chronicles.  At least 295 people were killed, including three Filipinos, when a Malaysian Airline passenger jet was allegedly shot down by rebels in Ukraine. source : AFP The Department of Foreign Affairs has already confirmed the deaths of the three Filipinos but did not release the names as they are still […]

We are Filipinos and these are our colors!

By Lakwatserang Paruparo as originally posted at Blog Watch, Philippine Online Chronicles. I tossed and turned and thought of the raging storm in Luzon even if I live in faraway Mindanao. When situations of catastrophic proportions embattle a part of the country, we cannot simply stay put and ignore them. We have relatives and friends […]

Yellow is cowardly and treacherous, so please don’t wear it (Part 2 of 2)

by Bernadine Racoma, as originally posted at Blog Watch, Philippine Online Chronicles. Continued from Yellow is cowardly and treacherous, so please don’t wear it (Part 1 of 2)  Questions President Aquino’s address was quite lengthy but it felt lacking. If his goal was to make things more confusing, he definitely succeeded. He could have made […]

#ReliefPH: Help #GlendaPH victims

Blog Watch is coordinating with Rappler’s MovePH to identify open relief operations center for victims of Typhoon Glenda. If you want to donate or need assistance, let us know. Let us know too if your community, school or organization has set up donation centers for those affected by Typhoon Glenda. We’d like to include these […]

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Take action to end the nightmare in Israel & Palestine! #SaveGazaChildren

As originally posted on Blog Watch, Philippine Online Chronicles. It’s time to take definitive non-violent action to end this decades long nightmare by signing this petition : https://secure.avaaz.org/en/israel_palestine_this_is_how_it_ends_rb/?bEcgsdb&v=42735 I am haunted by the image of this tearful boy. The look reminds me of my little boy many years ago trying to be brave while controlling […]

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On DAP threats and blackmail

By Dean de la Paz , as posted on Blog Watch, Philippine Online Chronicles It started with vindictiveness. Now there are threats and blackmail. Is this any way to run a government? Not a few had viewed the irresponsible and reckless remarks of Benigno Aquino III against the Supreme Court’s (SC) decision on the unconstitutionality […]

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Executive summary: 28 people vs President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III IMPEACHMENT COMPLAINT

Nature of the Action.   This impeachment complaint is initiated against President Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III for culpable violation of the Constitution and betrayal of public trust under Section 2, Article XI of the 1987 Constitution. The basic thesis is that BS Aquino III, as President and Chief Executive, through the Disbursement Acceleration Program […]

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Reader reacts: Mr. Aquino’s unpresidential act of attacking the SC over its adverse ruling on the unconstitutionality of the DAP

I refer to the Philippine Daily Inquirer report, “Aquino warns SC of clash”, July 15th concerning the nationally televised address of Mr. Aquino defending his DAP. I say that Mr. Aquino’s outburst is undeniably an unpresidential act of attacking the Highest Court (also a co-equal branch of the government) of this Republic. I am not […]

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The P144-B DAP Express : A maze of good, bad, open, opaque projects

By Malou Mangahas Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism First of Three Parts   “Good intentions are not good enough.” That, according to Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio ‘Babes’ Singson, is the lesson from the sorry episode that was the Disbursement Acceleration Program or DAP. The Supreme Court on July 1 voted 13-0 to declare […]

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Will the West sanction China on our behalf?

by Dean de la Paz , as originally posted in Blog Watch, Philippine Online Chronicles. With the recent downing of a civilian airliner in a Eastern Europe, just as the sinking of a civilian cruise ship in the Atlantic had catalyzed the belated entry of the United States in World War II, this latest incident […]

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At least 295 people killed, including 3 Filipinos in downed Malaysian plane MH 17

via the Philippine Online Chronicles.  At least 295 people were killed, including three Filipinos, when a Malaysian Airline passenger jet was allegedly shot down by rebels in Ukraine. source : AFP The Department of Foreign Affairs has already confirmed the deaths of the three Filipinos but did not release the names as they are still […]

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We are Filipinos and these are our colors!

By Lakwatserang Paruparo as originally posted at Blog Watch, Philippine Online Chronicles. I tossed and turned and thought of the raging storm in Luzon even if I live in faraway Mindanao. When situations of catastrophic proportions embattle a part of the country, we cannot simply stay put and ignore them. We have relatives and friends […]

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Yellow is cowardly and treacherous, so please don’t wear it (Part 2 of 2)

by Bernadine Racoma, as originally posted at Blog Watch, Philippine Online Chronicles. Continued from Yellow is cowardly and treacherous, so please don’t wear it (Part 1 of 2)  Questions President Aquino’s address was quite lengthy but it felt lacking. If his goal was to make things more confusing, he definitely succeeded. He could have made […]

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Yellow is cowardly and treacherous, so please don’t wear it (Part 1 of 2)

by Bernadine Racoma, as originally posted at Blog Watch, Philippine Online Chronicles. Please wear yellow: this was President Aquino’s request to his supporters when he was asked how Filipinos and civil society could help him. We say please don’t. While yellow is a color associated with cheerfulness and brightness, it comes with a number of […]

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#ReliefPH: Help #GlendaPH victims

Blog Watch is coordinating with Rappler’s MovePH to identify open relief operations center for victims of Typhoon Glenda. If you want to donate or need assistance, let us know. Let us know too if your community, school or organization has set up donation centers for those affected by Typhoon Glenda. We’d like to include these […]

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Reader reacts: President Aquino’s speech on DAP

by Rene Pamintuan Perhaps it all boils down to the issue of functionality of the various departments of our Philippine government. If the president all on his whims and caprices, designs and wills, can declare anything and everything in the budget as “savings” and use these for whatever he wants, WHO NEEDS THE LEGISLATURE? Congress […]

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