Pork and the 1986 Edsa People Power Revolution

Pork gang by Vincent Trinidad

Just my opinion by Raïssa Robles - We Filipinos thought it was enough to topple a dictator. We thought we could rest easy after that. We thought wrong. Some of those who helped unseat the tyrant Ferdinand Marcos were tempted to do what he did - use political power to enrich themselves, live comfortably on the people's money, get ahead of the rest and to hell with everybody else.

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Why did four senators file nearly identical cybercrime bills?

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Exclusive By Raïssa Robles Four senators filed Cybercrime Bills that were almost totally identical to each other and to the final bill that was signed into law late September by President Benigno Aquino III. The four were Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, Edgardo Angara, Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. The highly technical bills they filed were nearly […]

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The Cybercrime Law was brought to you by 7 senators & 12 congressmen

Senator Edgardo Angara and Congressman Sigfrido Tinga co-chaired the Bicam Conference Committee on the Cybercrime Law

Exclusive By Raïssa Robles With a bit more digging, I have found out SIX MORE THINGS how Congress came up with a horrible Cybercrime Law. FIRST, we owe the present law mainly to 19 lawmakers who crafted the final version in a Bicameral Conference Committee. The Bicam –  senators and congressmen working together to hammer out one bill –was co-chaired […]

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Time to send erring high state officials to real jail

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Think about it By Raïssa Robles On the anniversary of Edsa people power, one commenter using the handle karaniwang tao wrote on my blog this sad lament on our nation: kudos to your well researched and deep opinionated reports… but im confused…… from time of prez aguinaldo to present day P-noy….. they “look like” the same….. so who will lead […]

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