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US envoy: Impeachment ‘none of our business’


US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg said on Thursday that the impeachment complaint filed against President Benigno Aquino over a deal that would allow US forces to stay in the Philippines without a treaty is none of the United States’ business.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

AFP awaits SC decision on Edca fate

Military chief General Gregorio Pio P. Catapang Jr. receives his fourth star in a donning of ranks ceremony held at the Department of National Defense on Friday. In the photo with General Catapang is his wife, Vilma Catapang, and Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin. AFP PUBLIC AFFAIRS

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Friday said it is awaiting the decision of the Supreme Court on the legality of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca) between the Philippines and the United States even as civil society groups have filed another impeachment complaint against President Aquino over the military agreement.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

No Limitation

In the end only one thing counts


“The UP Law (debating) Team has defeated Greece after defeating Argentina and is now among the top 8 in the world… Hope you can catch tomorrow’s match. Should UP Law win in the morning, there is another match in the afternoon/evening with the world championship set for Saturday. Good luck to the team. Their performances […]

Posted: April 3rd, 2012 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Aquino briefs McCain group on the ‘hot thing’ in the news

President Aquino welcomes to Malacañang on Tuesday four prominent American senators—Joe Lieberman (left), John McCain, Sheldon Whitehouse and Kelly Ayotte. McCain ran against President Barack Obama in the 2008  US presidential election. Lieberman was Al Gore’s running mate in the 2000 White House race. GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

It was the “hot thing” in the news, hence President Benigno Aquino III took the time to brief a visiting group of US lawmakers about the ongoing impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona.

Posted: January 19th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

No Limitation

Will the senator-judges affirm Corona’s impeachment?


Formally, in this impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona, it is the Senators who will act as judges. However, in a very real way, the Filipino people will be the true judges.

Posted: January 18th, 2012 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »