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Karlo Nograles, a newbie in Congress, has created quite a stir among advocates of the freedom of information (FOI) bill.

Posted on September 27, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Inside Track

Some Manila-based foreign diplomats are wary of making arrangements for President Noynoy Aquino’s overseas trips. At the rate he’s been cancelling these visits, they’re afraid that their efforts will be for naught–and they will be left hanging dry.

Posted on September 20, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Inside Track

The anti-graft court is awaiting President Noynoy Aquino’s appointment of its next leader. The Sandiganbayan, as we all know, is crucial in the new president’s anti-corruption drive.

Posted on September 7, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Inside Track, Institutions

The anti-graft court is awaiting President Noynoy Aquino’s appointment of  its next leader. The Sandiganbayan, as we all know, is crucial in the new president’s anti-corruption drive therefore this is one of the more impoprtant appointments he will make in the judiciary. The Sandiganbayn will try possible graft cases against officials of the GMA administration.

Posted on September 7, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Inside Track

Guess who was drunk as a skunk just days after the Luneta bloodbath MANILA, Philippines–We’d probably let this pass if it didn’t happen three nights after the Luneta bloodbath. After all, public officials–even those closest to President Aquino, are entitled to their own personal time outside office hours. But Executive Secretary Paquito “Jojo” Ochoa Jr. [...]

Posted on August 30, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Inside Track

Guess who was drunk as a skunk just days after the Luneta bloodbath

Posted on August 30, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Inside Track

No, this isn’t the current Court’s verdict on their colleague, Justice Mariano del Castillo, who was found by legal academics to have plagiarized parts of the decision on the comfort women. This is from a decision the highest court in the land made more than a decade ago on the case of a University of [...]

Posted on August 13, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Inside Track

No, this isn’t the current Court’s verdict on their colleague, Justice Mariano del Castillo, who was found by legal academics to have plagiarized parts of the decision on the comfort women.

Posted on August 13, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Inside Track

Who will represent the legal academe in the Judicial and Bar Council? The JBC, the body that vets nominees to the judiciary, is crucial in shaping an honest and competent third branch of government. But it is here where the original sin is usually committed. Vetting sometimes lacks rigor and connections can rule the selection [...]

Posted on August 3, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Inside Track

Who will represent the legal academe in the Judicial and Bar Council?

Posted on August 3, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Inside Track

A Court of Appeals justice aspiring for the Supreme Court felt a whiff of the new dispensation when he asked for a meeting with a member of the Judicial and Bar Council and was rejected. Noel Tijam, invoking university ties, requested to meet with Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, who sits on the JBC, the [...]

Posted on July 20, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Inside Track
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