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Or is the poor vote a stupid vote? WHEN one is poor in the Philippines, it is supposed that one is also stupid. That's why the masa - the ignorant masses - are much sought after when elections are just around the corner. Their sheer numerical power...

The blunders of a general ON WEDNESDAY, the Commission on Appointments conducted a hearing to confirm Army Col. Medardo Geslani’s promotion to brigadier general. However, Maguindanao Representative Zahid Mangudadatu also questioned the promotion....

Trick or treat? Army officials treated by CA as Halloween nears By Julius D. Mariveles and Cong B. Corrales “SCARY." "Dismaying.” “Disappointing.” “A threat to our freedoms.” Reactions flew hard and fast yesterday after the Commission...

WHILE the preliminary investigation into the death of Jennifer Laude started only yesterday, October 21, in the Philippines, a separate virtual trial seems to have unfolded before the bar of public opinion on Facebook. Four Facebook pages have already...

BITTEN, beaten, and drowned. These, thus far, are the only facts in the death of Jennifer Laude. These are the only facts that the autopsy on her dead body showed. Nothing more. There are more questions than answers now as the Olongapo City...

Congress' power of the purse lost in appropriation By Julius D. Mariveles and Fernando R. Cabigao [caption id="attachment_17097" align="aligncenter" width="500"] GRAPHICS BY CONG B. CORRALES[/caption] ALL SOULS' Day is still a week away but civil...

Or why should we care if the term "savings" is redefined IF THE word “savings” will be redefined once the General Appropriations Bill for 2015 passes, of what significance would it be for Juan and Juana Dela Cruz? Should we - you and me -...