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It’s Time To Revoke Enrile’s Bail

Too old and sick to be jailed but perfectly fit to run as a senator? In August of 2015, former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, detained for plunder in connection with pork barrel scam, was allowed by the Supreme Court to post bail. Plunder, under the law, is supposedly a non-bailable offense. The government prosecutors from the Office of the Ombudsman appealed the ruling but the same was denied on July of 2016. Aside from citing Enrile’s purported past and present disposition to respect...

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Diokno: The Administration Is Mounting A Total War On Our Humanity

We should not allow the government to replace justice based on reason with injustice from the barrel of the gun. The dean of the College of Law of De La Salle University has a mouthful to say against the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte which he accused of being determined in ostracizing those who oppose it through violence. Atty. Manuel “Chel” Diokno issued a strongly-worded statement after Ozamiz City Executive Judge Edmundo Pintac was ambushed in broad daylight last Monday and...

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The Privileged Palparan Vis-a-vis The Oppressed De Lima

A tale of two jailbirds. One is a former major general of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) while the other is an incumbent senator of the Republic. Jovito Palparan who is notoriously known as “the butcher” during the administration of former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was convicted for kidnapping and serious illegal detention by a trial court in Malolos, Bulacan in connection with the enforced disappearance of University of the Philippines (UP) students Karen Empeno and Sherlyn...

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Old Photos And Living Witnesses Prove Enrile Is A Lying SOB

Either senility is catching up on him or that he is really an incorrigible, hopeless liar. We think it’s the latter. During the infamous one-on-one taped interview with former senator Bongbong Marcos, former Senate president Juan Ponce Enrile made a fantastic statement that no one was arrested, jailed, tortured and killed due to political or religious reasons during the martial law years or throughout the presidency of the late Ferdinand Marcos. “Name me one person that was arrested because of...

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Look: Different Accounts Making The Same Pro-Marcos Comment

Troll alert, troll alert. If you are still having doubts regarding the existence of internet troll farms, better think again. As we marked today the 46th anniversary of the declaration of martial law, online trolls and bots were all over social media defending martial law, praising the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his family and flaunting the purported good things that they had done for the country. One of the posts that was swamped with pro-Marcos comments is a photo by online news site...