Because if Manny Pacquiao has a green card - which makes him a permanent resident or US immigrant - then he can't be a Philippine congressman.
Today, however painful, I have to write again about Ruffy Biazon because the Justice Secretary said he was among the 33 former and current lawmakers to be charged for malversation, graft and bribery before the Ombudsman.
And how we can repay this By Raïssa Robles The outpouring of sympathy and help from all corners of the world, from governments and people, was like a warm embrace to a grieving nation. There are few events in the world that make humanity come together so selflessly. Typhoon Haiyan was one of them. We, Filipinos, will never forget this. […]
By Raïssa Robles The Janet Lim Napoles show became a Senator Miriam Santiago show today. The long awaited session with main pork suspect Janet Lim Napoles before the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee has turned out to be a dud so far. Sometime into the proceeding Senator Miriam Santiago appeared and managed to hijack the proceedings with a lengthy tirade-cum-lecture. about […]
A highly credible source passed on this letter to me. I have at the moment no way of verifying 100% its veracity. I’d like you to help me verify it. Janet Lim Napoles' alleged letter to President Aquino from raissarobles
By Raïssa Robles It’s hard to believe that nobody blinked when a small non-government organization (NGO) with an initial capital outlay of P1,400 actually submitted routine reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on June 4 and July 26, 2012, saying it got nearly P140 MILLION (the exact figure is P139,549,900) in pork barrel funds from the following senators […]
Exclusive By Raïssa Robles Listening to Janet Lim-Napoles and her lawyers talk, you would get the impression she is the very busy head of a highly diversified conglomerate with overseas operations. Yet records show that from 2009 to 2011, her flagship firm JLN Corporation paid less in yearly taxes than a public school teacher earning P21,500 a month. Such a […]
By Raïssa Robles In this post, I would like to do live-blogging of the State of the Nation Address of President Benigno Aquino before Congress. IN the end, I think PNoy’s message is – Ang sarap maging Pilipino sa panahong ito. IN a way, yes. BUt in another way, life is much harder. *** ANother thing that PNoy did not […]
Exclusive By Raïssa Robles You see, Senator, as far as I can determine, you seem to have filed two. One Statement of Asset, Liabilities and Net worth (SALN) – which you yourself referred to in your Thursday press conference – discloses your New York condo as “Real Property-USA” in the amount of P28,700,000.00 “as of December 31, 2011.” The other […]