Archive for the ‘Joseph Estrada’ Category

28
May
Manila Times/ManilaSenator Grace Poe yesterday admitted that Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas has already told her that he wants her to be his running mate in the 2016 elections.But the greenhorn lawmaker, who is closing in on Vice President Jejomar Binay in popularity surveys, said she remains undecided about her political plans.Poe told reporters that she met Roxas by chance in a restaurant where the presumptive standard-bearer of the administration-backed Liberal Party purportedly floated the idea that they join hands in next year’s polls.“For me, the intention of Secretary Roxas is clearer, he mentioned that it will be better if we join forces,” she said.But while they both have similar objectives of pursuing the reform programme of President Benigno Aquino and in fighting corruption, the senator pointed out that she believes there are still a lot of things that should be done to help improve the lives of Filipinos people and effectively address poverty.Poe reiterated that she is still trying to determine the reason why she needs to gun for a higher position.She was a common candidate of the LP and the United Nationalist Alliance in the 2013 elections but the opposition party later dropped her, after she reportedly refused to join their sorties and stuck with the administration party. Poe would eventually top the senatorial race.Sen Read more [...]

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28
May
The “big three” oil companies could be completely out of Pandacan, Manila, on January 2016. Mayor Joseph Estrada has announced that the oil companies occupying the Pandacan oil depot—Petron Corp., Chevron Philippines Inc. Read more [...]

28
May
Ex-FEU law dean weighs in on Arroyo house arrest bid. Former Far Eastern University College of Law dean Antonio Abad (2nd right), one of the panelist at the Serye Forum on Thursday, May 28, talks about the pending petition for house arrest of former President and now Pampanga Rep Read more [...]

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27
May
Seeks charter changes; new movement for Cha-cha to be launched IN THE WAKE of the many discordant voices over the proposed law meant to bring peace to Muslim Mindanao, retired Chief Justice Reynato Puno is coming forward urging amendments to the 1987 Constitution. In an interview with ABS-CBN News, Puno said the public debates over the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), between those in favor and against it, have become too incendiary and divisive that it may eventually lead into a national crisis and tear the country apart Read more [...]

27
May
MANILA - The escalating tension in the South China Sea is a "test of power and money" among all the nations that have a stake in the maritime dispute, particularly the United States and China, a Filipino security expert said on Tuesday."It's a test of power, money, everything. Everybody wants to defy China's actions but now it's all pronouncements," said Chester Cabalza, a professor at the National Defence College of the Philippines.While the Philippines waits for the decision of the United Nations arbitration committee and maintains a status quo in the disputed areas, China "grabs its momentum," he said. Read more [...]

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27
May
MANILA - For the second straight day, more allies of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas came out in the open to show their support for his possible presidential bid despite his low survey ratings. Liberal Party (LP) congressmen Sonny Collantes, Jerry Trenas, Kit Belmonte, Anthony del Rosario and Francis Alvarez held a press conference on Wednesday to sing his praises and why he should become president Read more [...]

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27
May
Uploaded on 3:50PM Vice President Jejomar Binay (left) confers with Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada and United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) spokesperson Toby Tiangco during Binay's visit at Manila City Hall on Wednesday, May 27. Read more [...]

26
May
May 26, 2015 8:56 pm SERIOUS legislation is for the grinds and the plodders. And for those who have accepted this paradox of good legislation – it often goes unnoticed and landmark laws are often passed without fanfare. Read more [...]

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26
May
A former teacher of the city government-run Universidad de Manila (UdM) could face fraud charges after he was caught asking fees from applicants who had flunked the admission test but still wanted to get into the university. Police identified the suspect as Garry Abello, a former mathematics teacher at the UdM Read more [...]

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