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The U.S. and the Philippines, a Century Ago: Dashed Dreams of Empire

By Mark Thompson- battleland.blogs.time.com – A long time ago, and far away, the U.S. invaded and occupied the Philippines. There are parallels to recent U.S. military campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq, down to torturing the enemy.

Impeachment Sidelights

By FRED M. LOBO — The Senate proceeds with the historic impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato C. Corona as pushed by Malacanang and the House o f Representatives. Let fairness and speed be the rule for public acceptance and political stability. * * * Senate President Juan Ponce Read more »

On with Corona trial

By Christina Mendez (The Philippine Star) MANILA, Philippines – Senators yesterday threw out a motion to hold a preliminary trial in the impeachment case against Chief Justice Renato Corona, ensuring that the unprecedented impeachment trial would proceed without delay. Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile also rejected a motion to Read more »

Corona impeached

By Jess Diaz (The Philippine Star) – Congressmen-allies of President Aquino moved swiftly yesterday to impeach Chief Justice Renato Corona for alleged betrayal of public trust, violation of the Constitution, and graft and corruption. In a dizzying turn of events, 188 of them signed an impeachment complaint drafted by the Read more »

Santiago files Anti-Epal Bill

By Christian V. Esguerra – If you’re not paying for the project, don’t grab credit for it. This, in essence, is the message Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago is trying to convey through Senate Bill No. 1967, which is now undergoing committee deliberations. Santiago, now busy campaigning for a seat on Read more »

Ram’s mom to Bong Revilla: Keep politics out of murder case

MANILA — The mother of slain actor Ramgen “Ram” Revilla hinted Sunday at political motives behind Senator Bong Revilla’s statements against her daughter, Ma. Ramona Bautista. Ramona, who has been accused as accessory to the killing of her brother Ram, left the country Friday night under a Read more »