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By Boying Pimentel
Poor Johnny Enrile. He had to sit there while Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago lambasted him as a crook, denounced him as a fascist, portrayed him as a pervert and accused him of being liar. And he could only smile, shake his head and play a video game on a tablet. Now, there’s a hip, [...]
By Maila Ager
The Commission on Appointments has confirmed the nomination of Rowena Sanchez as Philippine ambassador to Turkey.
By Norman Bordadora
An executive agreement covering the proposed increased rotational presence of American troops in the country will also need the Senate’s approval to be valid under Philippine laws, international law expert and constitutionalist Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago said on Friday.
By Cathy C. Yamsuan
Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago warned on Sunday that injuries sustained by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Taiwanese attackers could be considered “an act of aggression” that could serve as basis for the fold-up of the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) in Taipei.
By Cynthia D. Balana
The present crop of political leaders should emulate the integrity, competence and efficiency of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the first woman prime minister of the United Kingdom, who died recently, Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago said.
By Cathy Yamsuan
The only thing the Philippines can do in case of an environmental, health and agricultural devastation in the face of North Korean threats to fire nuclear missiles at the United States and Pyongyang’s neighbors is draft a risk management strategy, according to Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago.
By Gil C. Cabacungan
Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago says the sultanate of Sulu should first disclose its “true intentions” in its audacious attempt to retake Sabah—either to expand the territory of the Philippines or merely line the pockets of the royal family with money from higher compensation—before President Aquino can commit the country’s “meager” military resources to its territorial claim.
By Tarra Quismundo
Rising from her sick bed, Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago slammed on Tuesday, the United States’ “magnanimity” over its warship’s destruction of the Tubbataha Reef, saying it should be held accountable for violations of both local and international laws instead of calling it an accident and promising compensation for the priceless marine park.
By Cathy Yamsuan
China is “literally testing the waters” to see how far it can go in provoking America’s tolerance with the plan to board foreign ships as an act of asserting its claim over virtually the entire South China Sea.
By Leila B. Salaverria
Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago and Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello yesterday filed a joint resolution seeking the abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States following the reported dumping by a US contractor of untreated waste in Philippine waters.
By Cathy C. Yamsuan
, TJ Burgonio
Three senators on Monday filed separate resolutions calling for an investigation of the supposed dumping of toxic waste from a US Navy ship off the coast of Zambales province by a vessel owned by a Singapore-based multinational firm that allegedly did not have the required registration and permits to do so.
By TJ Burgonio
Malacañang on Monday shot down a senator’s suggestion that the Philippines consider terminating the Visiting Forces Agreement over the alleged dumping of toxic wastes in Subic Bay that officials said was neither nuclear nor chemical.