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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

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

MANILA- Jose Mejia, one of the two new appointees to the Judicial and Bar Council, has been known at best only as the classmate of Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa. When news of his appointment came out in early May—he represents the legal academe in the JBC—his association with Ochoa as a classmate at the Ateneo [...]

Posted on May 31, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Institutions, Justice & Human Rights, Profiles, The Judiciary

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

After a troubled and dark past, the congressman is now at the forefront of a historic impeachment

Posted on March 25, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Congress, Institutions, People, Politics, Profiles, The Legislature

MANILA, Philippines—Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz rose from the ranks. Whether or not that’s a good thing is a subject of debate. In appointing her to head the department, President Benigno Aquino III expressed confidence that she can implement “very strong reforms” to finally make progress in addressing old problems of [...]

Posted on July 24, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Profiles
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