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By Davinci S. Maru HUNDREDS of mourners marched on Wednesday afternoon from Manila’s Sampaloc district to Mendiola in Malacañang to bid goodbye to loved one. The bereaved, clad in traditional black shirts, walked in paces behind a simple brown...

AT THE height of the media hoopla over the pork-barrel scam two years ago, Dennis Cunanan had a perennially furrowed brow that matched a grim countenance. But the Dennis Cunanan who sat down with PCIJ recently looked relaxed – which is not exactly what...

FIVE YEARS AGO as president-elect, Benigno S. Aquino III promised to endorse, support, and push the passage of the Freedom of Information Act. Five years hence as President, he has spurned his promise. For over two hours, he delivered his...

HE DELIVERS today his sixth and last State of the National Address. But President Benigno S. Aquino III and the citizens he calls his "Boss" might do well to go back to script and check his "Social Contract with the Filipino People." This, he said...

“ANG IPINANGAKO ko talaga is, during the 16th Congress. Bitayin ninyo ako kung matapos ito at hindi pa nakakapasa.” [What I have promised was, during the 16th Congress (it will pass). When it ends and this does no pass, you can hang me."] Thus...

THE IGLESIA NI CRISTO is a church at the crossroads. It has been so for many years now, albeit in a benign and quiet way. This week though, a rupture in the INC hierarchy broke out in the open. Two members of the family of the INC's founding patriarch...

TINKER, TAILOR, soldier, sailor, rich man, poor man, beggar-man, thief. That is an ancient rhyme. President, prime minister, statesman, strongman, leader, dealer, tyrant, thug? That could well be a rhyme for our time. In their own words, see...