Archive for the ‘Joseph Estrada’ Category

02
Apr
UMPISA bukas, Huwebes Santo, may holiday pay ang magtatrabaho hanggang Biyernes Santo. Ayon sa Department of Labor (DOLE) sa Labor Advisory No. Read more [...]

02
Apr
The latest survey showing Jejomar Binay as still the front-running presidential candidate has stirred the middle class and the rich (the “nonpoor”) to again mouth their pet refrain: The poor are to blame for all that ails this country because they are unintelligent voters who allow corrupt leaders to rule. The nonpoor are bewildered, annoyed even, as to why Binay (29 percent) and Joseph Estrada (12 percent) continue to be bestowed with a formidable combined support of 41 percent—courtesy of the poor—in the latest Pulse Asia survey, even after an entire piggery has been thrown at Binay and notwithstanding the plunder conviction of Estrada Read more [...]

02
Apr
MANILA, Philippines—He died twice—the “first time” in September 1993, and then finally, on March 4, leaving behind more than a hundred letters to the Inquirer editor that served as his lifeline and helped him air his strong political opinions. Read more [...]

01
Apr
MANILA: A special court has thrown out for lack of merit the petition of the senator-son of former president and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada to lift its order “freezing” his assets worth more than $4 million, which he allegedly pocketed in the country’s biggest corruption scandal.The Sandiganbayan sustained the argument of the office of the Ombudsman that the freeze order was needed to prevent “further dissipation, disposal or removal of the funds and properties” of Senator Jinggoy Estrada who was indicted for plunder for his alleged misuse of $10 million in funds allocated to lawmakers.“There is no compelling reason to lift the writ of attachment while the main case is still pending,” the Sandiganbayan stressed in throwing out the petition of the young Estrada, the former Senate president pro tempore.Legal experts said a writ of attachment is similar to a freeze order issued by the courts while a trial is going on.Estrada was one of three senior members of the Senate ordered arrested and detained last year by the Sandiganbayan for plunder for allegedly pocketing their “pork barrel” allocations aimed at helping improve the lives of millions of poor Filipinos in the countryside.The two others were former Senate president Juan Ponce Enrile, the martial law administrator as the defence minister of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos, and Senator Ramon Revilla, an actor-turned-politician.Congress has since renamed the allocation Priority Development Assistance Fund apparently to deodorise the stench it created as one of the major sources of graft and corruption among members of the Senate and the House of Representatives.In a related development, the Department of Justice recommended the filing of a $1.2 million tax evasion case before the Court of Tax Appeals against businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles, described as the scam “brains,” that has drawn nationwide anger and indignation.A panel of prosecutors said they found “probable cause” to file the complaint against Napoles and her husband for their failure either to file their annual income returns or pay the correct taxes for seven years between 2004 and 2012. Read more [...]

01
Apr
  HIGHLIGHTS OF ELORDE GRANDSONS IN ACTION; REVIEW OF �PINOY PRIDE 30� ON THE MAIN EVENT SATURDAY ON PBO-SKY CABLEBy Ronnie NathanielszPhilBoxing.comWed, 01 Apr 2015Fight fans will get a chance to size up the two grandsons of the late great Gabriel �Flash� Elorde when Viva Sports presents highlights of their featured bouts at the 15th Annual �Flash� Elorde Awards and Banquet of Champions at the historic Manila Hotel last March 25 on �The Main Event.�The top rated weekly boxing show is telecast at 8:30 p.m. Read more [...]

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01
Apr
Rachel Donaire was unable to join husband Nonito Donaire Jr. here in Manila for Pinoy Pride 30 last Saturday Read more [...]

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01
Apr
Recently I praised former President Joseph ‘Erap’ Estrada’s position on the peace agreement between the government and the MILF in Mindanao. Though I am not a proponent of war, I felt that perhaps a show of strength is what was necessary to finally make headway in the investigation that brutally robbed over 44 soldiers (plus innocent bystanders) of their lives in Mamasapano Read more [...]

01
Apr
The prosecution panel in the case against detained Senator Jinggoy Estrada on Tuesday opposed his motion for a three-hour furlough to have his shoulder pains checked by doctors at a San Juan hospital.In a three-page comment submitted to the Sandiganbayan Fifth Division, government lawyers said Estrada's request has neither basis nor legal leg to stand on since he failed to attach a recent medical certificate to his request."As may be recalled, accused Estrada previously requested for a change of schedule therapy sessions earlier granted him. Read more [...]

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31
Mar
Understanding President Aquino The Manila Times Aquino never managed an organization of note, as Fidel Ramos did as Armed Forces Chief and Secretary of National Defense, and Joseph Estrada as San Juan City mayor. He never authored any major policy legislation, as Gloria Arroyo did as senator for Read more [...]

31
Mar
Last Sunday was Palm Sunday when our Lord Jesus Christ entered Jerusalem in triumph riding on a donkey, which was prophesied in Zechariah 9:9, 500 years earlier, which read, “Say to daughter Zion, ‘Behold, our king comes to you, meek and riding an ass, and on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.” We are now in the Holy Week and we can only hope and pray that our Catholic political leaders would finally learn that servant leadership is about giving to our people, but never giving to one’s self. But one doesn’t have to be Christian to know what servant leadership is all about. Read more [...]

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