By Raïssa Robles - I asked the Office of the Solicitor General for a copy of the Motion for Reconsideration (MR) on the Disbursement Acceleration Program or DAP. Other reporters were earlier given the same documents. I have decided to upload these documents so that you can directly read them and make your own conclusions. The MR consists of the actual 52-page petition and five annexes.
By Raissa Robles - Father Joaquin Bernas, a constitutionalist and Jesuit priest whom I deeply respect, has posted a short note on his Facebook page presumably commenting about my legal arguments on DAP.
And why there are grounds for Supreme Court to review its decision on DAP - Exclusive by Raïssa Robles - Could the Supreme Court be wrong? Are President Benigno Aquino’s actions about the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) constitutional after all? I ask these questions because I’m looking over something Aquino’s mother, President Cory, signed in 1987.
Enrile's mug shots will be placed in the "Rogues Gallery" - police manual says - By Raïssa Robles - If I know my media colleagues, they are even now frantically cajoling sources to release to them Enrile's mug shots. Who will get them first?
By Raissa Robles - Old age and declining health are reasons the former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile cited for the court to grant him bail... In short, the doctor is saying Enrile's health would be greatly at risk if he were to be confined at the police custodial center all by himself. The evidence out there, however, speaks louder than the doctor's medical certificate.
Exclusive by Raïssa Robles Veteran lawyer Estelito Mendoza has a simple argument for getting his client, former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, off the hook in his pork barrel theft case. Mendoza told the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan last Friday that not one of the whistle-blowers ever witnessed Enrile accepting any kickback coming from Janet Lim Napoles. Not one.
By Raissa Robles - A tearful Lani Mercado faced veteran entertainment writer Mario Dumaual to defend her husband from charges of grand theft of the people's money.
Just my opinion by Raïssa Robles - Now that Senator Bong Revilla is in detention, his wife Congresswoman Lani Mercado-Revilla made a startling revelation: Bong Revilla - her action star husband who shot to fame portraying Flavio, the blacksmith ("Ang Panday") on the big screen - cannot stand the heat in his cell.
Just my opinion as an ex-Senate reporter by Raïssa Robles - Former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, former Senate President pro tempore Jinggoy Estrada and Senator Bong Revilla are all multi-millionaires. Today they stand accused of the lowest of crimes any politician or government official can commit - pocketing funds supposed to go to the poorest of the poor. By Raïssa Robles