Entertainment, Sex & Politics

Gloria's legacy

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 00:00
The sad and tragic death by self-inflicted gunshot wound of former AFP chief Gen. Angelo Reyes, and the ongoing revelations by former AFP budget officer George Rabusa that claim routine multi-million peso payoffs to top military brass during the Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo regime, gives us a glimpse into how the ex-president might have operated.

Can democracy work in a tribalistic society?

Mon, 04/05/2010 - 00:00
In Cebu City and the area then defined as the second congressional district the famous battle cry was’ “Bisag Unsaon, Kang Serging Kami”(Regardless of anything we are for Serging). Serging meaning the late Sergio Osmena Jr. the undisputed king of Cebu politics whose power and control over the electorate there seems to have perpetuated itself to the present day. The Osmena clan still holds much sway over Cebu politics.

Gone with the wind?

Thu, 11/22/2007 - 00:00
Tara Na

by Alan Robles

There was no escape for Joseph Estrada. Last month, government authorities hounded the disgraced national leader/convicted criminal, backed him into a corner and finally served him what he had coming: a pardon.

Yes, that's right. On October 25, a scant 43 days after being convicted of plunder, after zero days spent in jail, Erap was free, his rights restored, his record wiped clean.

It's events like this that make you wonder, what was it all for?


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