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None of the above

In his latest radio and TV advertisement, Mar Roxas portrays himself as “hindi abusado”, “hindi ma-drama”, and most importantly “hindi magnanakaw”. This is a clear swipe at his front-running rivals in the presidential race. 487 more words

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The controversy over the “zona libre” issue for the position of Vice Governor of Iloilo will put Mar Roxas in a no-win situation. It will cause the “unity ticket” that he and Franklin Drilon put together in Iloilo province to crumble before the campaign period for the presidency could even start. 431 more words

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Definitely not world class

It’s been three months since the last meeting in the Iloilo leg of the APEC 2015 was held at the Iloilo Convention Center, but the grossly overpriced building — originally estimated to cost only P200 million — is far from finished. 802 more words

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Drilon promises increase of budget for state universities

Gracing the opening program of Bulacan State University’s (BulSU) 111th founding anniversary, Senate President Franklin Drilon assured the increase of budget for state colleges and universities through the General Appropriations Act at the BulSU Activity Center, December 3. 243 more words

Electronic Newsroom

Drilon to Umali: Shut up, blabbermouth

“Mind your own business.”

Senate President Franklin Drilon called Oriental Mindoro Representative Reynaldo Umali a “blabbermouth” for “interfering in the internal affairs of the Senate.” 353 more words

Nation Stories

Gone is the rule of law

I just received word that the Ombudsman, in less than one month, dismissed my motion for reconsideration in the graft complaint I filed against Senate President Franklin Drilon and several other respondents in connection with the Iloilo Convention Center project anomalies. 341 more words

Paradigm shift

After spending two months in San Pedro City, Laguna as guest of Kap Jun Ynion, I saw concrete proof that “zero corruption” does translate into better public services and greater efficiency in governance. 1,068 more words