Thursday, August 21, 2014
  • PNoy picks Jardeleza

    PNoy picks Jardeleza

    Palace now counts five appointees in SC bench

    PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III has appointed Solicitor-General Francis Jardeleza as associate justice of the Supreme Court. Aquino signed Jardeleza’s appointment paper on Aug. 19, the same day that the Supreme Court decided to include his name in its shortlist of candidates. New member. Chief Justice...
  • House can’t stop political Cha-cha

    House can’t stop political...

    Gonzales: Anything goes in plenary, insertions likely

    HOUSE leaders warned that “anything goes in the plenary” when a resolution calling for changes in the economic provisions of the Constitution could lead to the introduction of political changes as well by allies of President Benigno Aquino III, who want to give him a second term. House Majority...
  • Palace in PR  crisis mode

    Palace in PR crisis mode

    Foreign pollster to help recreate Aquino’s image

    THE Palace is in a crisis mode and has hired a foreign pollster and political strategist to recreate the image of President Benigno Aquino III after the government’s net approval rating plummeted to a record low of 29 percent, a source in Malacañang said Monday. A crisis management team under...
  • Belmonte-Roxas showdown looms

    Belmonte-Roxas showdown looms

    Cha-cha bid pits LP stalwarts vs each other in clash of wills

    HOUSE Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. and Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II, both top officials of the ruling Liberal Party, are headed for a showdown over Charter change. BELMONTE: Economic provisions only ROXAS:  All-out for 2nd term for Aquino Shortly after President Benigno Aquino III told a TV...
  • Pnoy flip-flop puts belmonte in a bind

    Pnoy flip-flop puts belmonte in a...

    Term extension not part of original House resolution

    President Benigno Aquino III’s sudden change of mind and openness to constitutional amendments has caused Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, Jr., the major proponent of constitutional change in the House of Representatives, to suddenly turn cold and freeze as the controversial issue rages. Belmonte, who is...

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