Is PNoy’s meeting with Sen. Bong Revilla like GMA’s phone call to Garci?

Some people seemed shocked that PNoy would meet with opposition Senator Revilla, while the latter was a senator-judge at the Senate impeachment trial of then Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona....I wasn't shocked. I was amused.

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Convict abducted from prison? Arroyo needs New York treatment?

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By Raïssa Robles I could not help but shake my head and laugh when I heard on noontime news that the convicted murderer Rolito Go has gone missing from inside the national penitentiary compound. Then his family told authorities that he had been kidnapped and  his abductors were demanding P1 million. It’s a neat alibi in case he’s found. Or […]

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I tried getting some SALNs from Congress What do you think happened?

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By Raïssa Robles UPDATE as of 8:50 PM, July 26, 2012 – My hubby-editor Alan changed the head to this. You’d think that with everything that happened during the impeachment of Renato Corona as top judge, government officials especially congressmen would open up and be more transparent with revealing their wealth. Nope, sorry. Just before Congress resumed its sessions, I […]

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With GMA out on bail, the 2013 elections just got more interesting

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Exclusive analysis By Raïssa Robles Politics in the Philippines is always like a teleserye: One moment you’re up, the next moment you’re down. Like the former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Her bail today triggers immense possibilities for political mischief and could bring the 2013 polls to an early boil. Arroyo has seemingly lost most of her powerful political allies like Cebu […]

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2012 Political Forecast: “Something unexpected” in the Year of the Black Water Dragon

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By Raïssa Robles This Year 2012, or the Year of the Black Water Dragon, one Chinese horoscope predicts that “something unexpected will happen.” That’s putting it mildly if applied to rapidly unfolding political events in the country.   Long before the dragon sets foot on the celestial plain this February 4, two events have already occurred that would affect the […]

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Estelito Mendoza: Champion for “the wrong side”

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  By Raïssa Robles When obscenely rich and powerful Filipinos get into legal trouble, who do they turn to? Estelito Mendoza. When then President Joseph Estrada faced a Senate impeachment trial, who defended him? Estelito Mendoza. When former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo recently tried to skip the country ahead of an imminent electoral sabotage case, who went on her behalf to […]

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Thank you Oliver Lozano for raising Supreme Court’s disgraceful past

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  By Raïssa Robles I read with great interest a Philippine Star story on lawyer Oliver Lozano’s impeachment complaint filed against President Benigno Aquino III entitled ‘Direct assault on SC another impeachable offense.’ Lozano implied that PNoy was worse than dictator Ferdinand Marcos because PNoy had publicly castigated Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona. Lozano was quoted as saying the following: “Even […]

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Trillanes lawyer: Treat Gloria Arroyo the way her government treated my client

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  My exclusive By Raïssa Robles When Senator Antonio Trillanes was in detention for a capital crime, he was banned from using the Internet and mobile phone by a regional trial court judge. Trillanes appealed the ban but the government of then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo successfully blocked this, as well as his request to physically attend Senate sessions. That was […]

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GMA loyalist Edcel Lagman vows not to abandon pro-RH fight in Congress

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  My exclusive By Raïssa Robles Congressman Edcel Lagman is one of the few lawmakers who have chosen to stand by former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo no matter what. However, on the issue of passing a landmark Reproductive Health Law, Lagman told me in no uncertain terms that he will continue to fight for this even if he were to end […]

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