Saycon tags DND chief in junta plan
Posted by akosistella on April 19, 2010
CAGAYAN DE ORO, Philippines—Is Defense Secretary Norberto Gonzales preparing the military for the possible failure of election of a president on May 10 and the takeover of a junta?
This is the question raised by Pastor “Boy” Saycon of the Council for Philippine Affairs (Copa) based on what he describes as an “A-1 report” from field officers in the Armed Forces of the Philippines following quarterly battalion assessments by Gonzales.
“Since when has it been the official function of the DND secretary to conduct battalion assessment with battalion commanders in the AFP? Is he now functioning also as the chief of staff of the AFP? Does Gen. Delfin Bangit know anything about this?” Saycon asked in a recent interview with the Inquirer.
Gordon seeks Comelec action on TV ads
MANILA, Philippines—Senator Richard Gordon is asking why the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has not acted on reports that his rivals in the presidential race—Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III and Manuel Villar—may have already overspent on television ads.
While Aquino and Villar may have exceeded the legal limit, TV ads of Sen. Maria Ana Consuelo “Jamby” Madrigal, an independent presidential candidate, have finally gotten airtime, which she claims has been cornered by the two over the past two months.
On Saturday, ABS-CBN started airing Madrigal’s 30-second TV ads on prime time. The same infomercials will be aired shortly by GMA 7.