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Tagle’s appointment adds a new dimension in the Church campaign against the divisive Reproductive Health Bill

Posted on October 13, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Current Events, People

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang has been trying to assess where the loyalties of newly proclaimed Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III lie. Will he be a loyal member of the administration bloc in the upper chamber? His father, former Sen. Aquilino Pimentel Jr., supported a different presidential candidate in the 2010 election—Sen. Manuel Villar, standard-bearer of [...]

Posted on August 11, 2011   |   CATEGORY: In-Depth, People, Politics, Profiles, Sectors

Witness vs FG is well-connected businessman

Posted on August 2, 2011   |   CATEGORY: People, Profiles

Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. sits down for almost half an hour with Newsbreak and fields questions on his work, the diversion of former Sen. Manuel Roxas II to the Department of Transportation and Communications, how he deals with criticisms, and the working relationship of Palace officials a year into the Aquino administration. Q: What [...]

Posted on June 29, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Hot Seat, Interviews, People, Politics, The Presidency

By CONCHITA CARPIO-MORALES Retired Supreme Court Justice MANILA, Philippines—The Supreme Court is not a good place to retire because by the time you retire everybody knows you are already turning 70. I find consolation, however, in what Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. stated that “to be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful [...]

Posted on June 27, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Commentary, People, The Judiciary

The controversial cop faces a murder case. But for a time, he thought he had gotten away with it.

Posted on June 26, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Justice & Human Rights, People, Profiles

From Chit, Vina and Cris, I learned two more important lessons. One, that there are other ways to do one’s job as a journalist if you can’t do it in your own newspaper. Second, a real journalist shares her story because a true journalist wants to provide the people with all possible information that will help them make an intelligent choice.

Posted on May 16, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Media, People, Profiles, Voices

Lawyer Ernesto “Jun” Francisco has admitted that he once played in a corrupt culture. As a former lawyer in one of the country’s biggest firms, he once bribed judges and saw prostitutes being “raffled off” to hearing officers.

Posted on May 13, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Institutions, Justice & Human Rights, Justice System, People, Politics, Profiles, Sectors

Jose Manuel Diokno, son of human rights champion Jose “Pepe” Wright Diokno, is one of the late senator’s ten children with his wife Carmen Icasiano Diokno. He is also said to be one of the lawyers being considered for the position vacated by resigned Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez.

Posted on May 13, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Institutions, Justice & Human Rights, Justice System, People, Politics, Profiles

The Supreme Court magistrate who administered the presidential oath for President Aquino is one of those being considered as the next Ombudsman.

Posted on May 13, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Institutions, Justice & Human Rights, Justice System, People, Politics, Profiles

In her 5-years as Ombudsman, Gutierrez travelled abroad at least 30 times

Posted on April 29, 2011   |   CATEGORY: In-Depth, Justice & Human Rights, People, Politics, Profiles
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