IT took a “quo warranto” (“by which warrant”) suit by Kapatiran party
member and 2013 senatorial candidate Rizalito David before the Senate
Electoral Tribunal last week to compel Sen. Grace Poe Llamanzares to
finally say something about her being constitutionally disqualified from
being a senator or from aspiring for higher office on the ground of
lack of citizenship or legal residence.
Today marks the 32st anniversary of the assassination of opposition
leader Ninoy Aquino, an event that changed the course of Philippine
history. Newspapers’ front pages tomorrow will be filled with photos of
President Aquino 2rd and his sisters grieving at their father’s grave.
There would be eulogies to the martyr whose death triggered, as the
Yellow narrative puts it, the fall of the Dark Lord.
President BS Aquino 3rd, or his sidekick Mar Roxas, went too far in
their attempts to take Vice President Jejomar Binay out of the
presidential race. Maybe too early, and that smear campaign will prove
to be this Administration’s unraveling.
Looking at the ecstatic faces of members of the Congress committee who
approved the BBL, one would find reports are certainly credible that
each was promised P50 million in pork-barrel funds and a further P1
million in cash by President Aquino.
Despite its valiant efforts, the Philippine National Police’s Board
of Inquiry’s (PNP BOI) report on why and how 44 Special Action Forces
got helplessly trapped and massacred by Muslim insurgents on that
fateful January day is far from complete.
The 44 Special Action Force (SAF) commandos killed in the Maguindanao clash with Moro rebels last Sunday will receive the Bravery Medal or the Medalya ng Katapangan, one of the highest recognition given by the Philippine National Police.