GMA is arraigned. What happens now to your TRO, Supreme Court?

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Newsbyte By Raïssa Robles   Shortly after former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was arraigned at the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan came news that the Supreme Court Third Division had issued an order stopping her arraignment and arrest, along with her co-accused. It read: “The court issues a TRO (temporary restraining order), as prayed for, enjoining the Sandiganbayan from implementing its assailed resolution […]

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I’m taking a short break

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HALO-HALO: My Gossip Column By Raïssa Robles The last few months have been draining.  I felt very, very tired after the impeachment trial of ex-CJ Renato Corona. So I’m taking a short break to recharge,  and to think what direction to take this blog, together with Our Cyber Plaza Miranda – the growing community of readers who congregate in this site. I […]

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Dear Students, please ask Renato Corona about his accounting skills

One topic for the sacked CJ’s school lecture series   Exclusive by Raïssa Robles I choose to celebrate today, our Independence Day, by exercising one of the most basic freedoms that we Filipinos fought so hard for with our blood, sweat and fears. Yes – fears. There have been moments in my life as a journalist that the very act […]

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Veteran publisher-editor Vergel Santos backs me in face of Corona canard

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By Raïssa Robles I am greatly honored to have my former editor Vergel Santos give me his full support in the face of being publicly called a “pekeng manunulat” by the ex-Chief Justice Renato Corona during his three-hour diatribe to the Filipino nation last week. UPDATE, 6:35 p.m. June 1, 2012: Because Facebook disabled  my personal account without any warning […]

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GUILTY!

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History has just been made in the Republic of the Philippines.   Senate impeachment court presiding officer Juan Ponce Enrile has just cast his vote of “GUILTY” at 5:55 p.m. of May 29, 2012. Twenty (20) senator-judges have voted to convict the highest magistrate of the land - Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona.   My source got it right – […]

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My observations on the impeachment trial pre-climax

By Raïssa Robles I thought I would try an experiment here by updating while covering the closing arguments of the trial of the Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona. *** UPDATE, May 28,2012, 7:19 PM  We all did it, guys.  The entire Filipino nation went through a tedious, grinding process to make a head of a branch of government accountable […]

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Humor in the impeachment trial

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Filipinos always respond to a political crisis the best way they know how – through pointed, sarcastic and devastating humor. Here are some examples of what’s going around the Internet. There do not seem to be any works defending Chief Justice Renato Corona. If there are, let me know. For those whom I neglect to acknowledge here because there was […]

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“Mukhang nauto yata tayo” – Cecilia Basa

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Exclusive By Raïssa Robles It was a moment that warmed the heart of a nation and left it teary-eyed: the sight of Cristina Corona hugging her long-estranged Basa cousins on national TV last Friday, while Cristina’s husband Renato sat on the dock being tried on a charge that could lead to his disgrace and dismissal. UPDATE: TV drama scriptwriter Baby […]

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