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Officials like Abad have had to pick up the slack since Ochoa needs to work harder, sources say. As for Llamas, he has his own ‘universe.’

Posted on June 29, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Politics, The Presidency

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

As long as the regulations say it, the soldiers will follow. Marcos the former commander in chief knew that. When he ordered them to fight, they did. When he ordered them to spend government money without care for auditing rules, they did. When he ordered them to kill in the name of democracy, they did.

Posted on June 5, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Blogs, Defense & Security, Glenda M. Gloria, Politics, Sectors

Once you make exceptions where do you draw the line? Has our penal system become a joke for wealthy inmates?

Posted on May 28, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Charlson Ong, Justice & Human Rights, Politics, Sectors, Voices

Is it the paucity of memory or the pain and futility of remembering that lies at the heart of our national forgetfulness?

Posted on May 24, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Charlson Ong, Politics, Voices

‘I’m independent,’ he says

Posted on May 20, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Institutions, Justice & Human Rights, Justice System, Politics, Sectors

The whole RH debate has been argued ad nauseam as this story, first published in November 2002, shows.

Posted on May 18, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Health, Politics, Sectors, Women & Children

Human rights lawyer Marlon Manuel is recommended for his solid track record

Posted on May 16, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Institutions, Justice System, Politics

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
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