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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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