Posted by akosistella on March 10, 2010
The new chief | The Philippine Star
As most quarters had speculated for several months, President Arroyo appointed her former chief presidential guard, Army commander Lt. Gen. Delfin Bangit, to the highest post in the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Bangit’s appointment was announced two days before the mandatory retirement of Gen. Victor Ibrado as AFP chief of staff. By yet another event that the President must consider fortuitous, Ibrado is stepping down on the eve of the 60-day election ban on presidential appointments.
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Haves and have nots – Inquirer
BY SHEER PERSONAL ABILITY and because of a safe provincial constituency, Albay Gov. Joey Salceda can afford to be blunt and set himself apart from the usual toadies whose political shelf life is limited to their service to a specific president. Not a modest man, he can afford to be immodest in order to, first, give himself the credit he thinks is due him, and second, distance himself from his present patroness as he looks toward future horizons. Hence his recent bluntness.
Another Palace lie exposed
THE Palace claim that the ban on midnight appointments does not apply to appointments in the judiciary, it turns out, has no legal leg to stand on. The issue was settled 12 years ago in a unanimous ruling of the Supreme Court.