Thank you, world, for caring for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan

And how we can repay this By Raïssa Robles The outpouring of sympathy and help from all corners of the world, from governments and people, was like a warm embrace to a grieving nation. There are few events in the world that make humanity come together so selflessly. Typhoon Haiyan was one of them. We, Filipinos, will never forget this. […]

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Janet Napoles’ alleged giant JLN Corporation paid less taxes than a public school teacher


Exclusive By Raïssa Robles Listening to Janet Lim-Napoles and her lawyers talk, you would get the impression she is the very busy head of a highly diversified conglomerate with overseas operations. Yet records show that from 2009 to 2011, her flagship firm JLN Corporation paid less in yearly taxes than a public school teacher earning P21,500 a month. Such a […]

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Congressman JV Ejercito under declares his California property

Exclusive By Raïssa Robles Unlike Senators Loren Legarda and Manny Villar, senatorial candidate JV (Joseph Victor) Ejercito has consistently disclosed his California property, but always at a lower price than what he paid for it. On April 14, 2000, JV Ejercito bought a single-storey, two-bedroom house in Redwood City, San Mateo County, California for US$609,500. He was not a politician then […]

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Dear CA: Be more honest in explaining why you bypassed Robredo 3 times


Exclusive Just my opinion By Raïssa Robles Over the past  two years  year Jesse Robredo was bypassed THRICE, not twice by the Commission on Appointments (CA) for his confirmation as the Department of Interior and Local governments Secretary. On top of that, his confirmation allegedly scheduled last Wednesday August 15, 2012 – or three days before he died – was […]

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Gloria Arroyo is charged with a crime she signed into law in January 2007

Edcel Lagman

  President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s case is “THE TEST CASE” for the crime of electoral sabotage. –  Congressman Edcel Lagman, a close Arroyo ally   My exclusive  By Raïssa Robles History repeats itself. In 2001, former President Joseph Estrada was charged and arrested for the crime of economic plunder – a law that he voted “Yes” to while still a senator. […]

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