Is this how Marcos’ top generals Ver and Ramos looked dancing the hula?

By Raissa Robles I wondered how the dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ top two generals must have looked dancing the hula. This is what my hubby Alan came up with, minus the red lipstick and the high heels that Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile had detailed in his memoir. Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!   Senator Bongbong Marcos has […]

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Enrile’s ex-COS Gigi Reyes says Sen. Cayetano’s anger is “rightful” but calls him a liar as well

This photo of Enrile and his Chief-of-Staff Jessica "Gigi" Reyes has gone viral on Facebook. Gigi Reyes sits in the same table with President Noynoy Aquino, Vice-President Jojo Binay and ex-President Erap Estrada during the latter's birthday dinner.

Below is the full Text of Atty. Gigi Reyes’ just-issued STATEMENT AND PUBLIC APOLOGY. My thanks @Shanna for providing this.  Reyes explains why she resigned irrevocably and discloses that her boss, Juan Ponce Enrile, was supposed to have stated in his Monday privilege speech that he was resigning “IRREVOCABLY” as Senate President but didn’t. She explains why she resigned abruptly: […]

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Newbie senator dresses down his Senate chief in a privilege speech

By Raïssa Robles By tradition, a first-term senator is supposed to keep a respectful silence while his elders in the august chamber speak out. Last year, first-term Senator Antonio Trillanes broke the mold by engaging   Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile in a debate that was disrespectful by post-Martial Law Senate standards. Last Wednesday, another first term senator Alan Peter […]

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Senate minority whip Alan Cayetano delivers historic speech in Senate


I have been working on this angle since last year but could not get to first base due to lack of documents. Suddenly, Senate Minority Floor Leader Alan Peter Cayetano delivered a privilege speech this afternoon precisely on what I was working on. A privilege speech is covered by immunity from any lawsuit, including criminal libel. Never in the history […]

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The secret to Enrile’s staying power


Exclusive By Raïssa Robles Juan Ponce Enrile, 88, has been a senator since 1987. Taking into account two terms when he wasn’t elected he has sat in office a total of 17 years. He is now on his fourth term. He has been Senate President for only four years – since November 17, 2008. Perhaps before that his fellow senators […]

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Why did four senators file nearly identical cybercrime bills?


Exclusive By Raïssa Robles Four senators filed Cybercrime Bills that were almost totally identical to each other and to the final bill that was signed into law late September by President Benigno Aquino III. The four were Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, Edgardo Angara, Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. The highly technical bills they filed were nearly […]

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Enrile, the oldest senator goes mano a mano w/ Trillanes, the youngest senator

NewsByte By Raïssa Robles This is a most unusual showdown between Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and the youngest member of the Senate, Antonio Trillanes. Harsh, biting words were said here. Libelous words were said here. UPDATE as of 8:30 pm September 18, 2012: Trillanes uttered his most cutting remark against Enrile when he accused the latter of being former […]

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Time to send erring high state officials to real jail


Think about it By Raïssa Robles On the anniversary of Edsa people power, one commenter using the handle karaniwang tao wrote on my blog this sad lament on our nation: kudos to your well researched and deep opinionated reports… but im confused…… from time of prez aguinaldo to present day P-noy….. they “look like” the same….. so who will lead […]

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