Editorial & Opinion

Napoles’ mentor?

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So, the now-insanely famous Janet Lim Napoles is about to testify in the Senate about how, basically, she got rich by converting money intended for government projects into cash to line her and her favored lawmakers’ pockets.

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Taking us for a ride

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Where ordinary people see a calamity, the more adept see a propaganda opportunity. Or a chance to revive a flagging showbiz career.

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Boy Sisi, again

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Some days, this column simply writes itself. When you have a President whose default response to adverse news is to blame his predecessor, more than halfway into his own term, then all the commentary you have to do, as Will Rogers advised, is to report the facts.

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Doormats and yes-men

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How true is it that the resignation of National Bureau of Investigation Director Nonnatus Rojas is actually connected with the controversial shelving by NBI of the case against certain officials of the agency that runs the government’s casinos who served in the previous administration?

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A strange incident

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President Noynoy Aquino didn’t plan on staying nine days in Zamboanga City originally. But it appears that he was forced to do so, because the military and his own security group decided that he was safer there until the threat of an alleged plot to remove him from office was evaluated.

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Solidarity — not!

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To those happy with the official audit of Congress funds that stopped in 2009, the 1987 Constitution may be a wet blanket.

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To paraphrase someone famous, who was unfortunately not speaking in reference to Senate President Franklin Drilon: “Saan ka kumukuha ng kapal ng mukha?”

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One time, big time

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As presidential promises go, this one was definitely underwhelming. In less than a month, according to President Noynoy Aquino, a plan to finally address deeply entrenched corruption at the Bureau of Customs will be unveiled.

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Nobody home

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When the President says he has to be in Zamboanga to oversee military operations and improve the morale of the troops, how can we be sure if that’s where he really is? More importantly, is it the President’s job to act like he’s some sort of military field commander at all?

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SP Flip-flop

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Yes, that’s Senate President Franklin “Flip-flop” Drilon. And since it’s not the first time that Drilon is going to be elevated to the third-highest position in the land, it is only fitting that he should also backtrack shamelessly—and oh so quickly—on an opinion that he was supposed to have held with all the conviction that he could muster.

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