July 23, 2014 01:58 AM
By: Manuel “Boy” Mejorada
THE Aquino government had hatched another pork barrel program called the “Bottoms Up Budgeting” in which it allocated P10 billion to be handed over to “poor” municipalities all over the country. Supposedly, the fund will augment the meager resources of these LGUs and enable them to deliver more services to their constituents. But this is a poor disguise for a political gimmick to sell Mar Roxas, the likely candidate of the Liberal Party for President, to municipal mayors.
Tell us who your friends are
July 23, 2014 01:56 AM
By: Alex P. Vidal
“Neutral men are the devil's allies.” – Edwin Hubbel Chapin
THE front pages of all the newspapers, headline news of all TV and radio networks yesterday said it all!
July 23, 2014 01:54 AM
By: Juan L. Mercado
SIMULTANEOUS newsbreaks triggered the headline overload.
The antigraft court suspended Sen. Jinggoy Estrada for 90 days at his pork barrel scam trial. Detained Senators Juan Ponce Enrile and Bong Revilla hold their breaths for similar suspensions.
July 23, 2014 01:52 AM
By: Lucell Larawan
“IF YOU live in a graveyard too long you stop crying when someone dies,” someone quipped. The quote is a figure of speech effectively pointing out moral callousness. Thanks to our visual artists and poets who portray such messages to our struggling society.
When banks fail-5
July 23, 2014 01:50 AM
By: Modesto P. Sao-noy
SINCE last Wednesday, people had been asking me for the name of the bank which Joe Marie Sy charged for damages and why Sy complained only now when the alleged scam happened since 2008.