Posted by akosistella on May 20, 2010
BusinessMirror: Truth-seeking, not sour grapes
THE House Committee on Suffrage and Electoral Reforms opened on Wednesday hearings into allegations of irregularities in the May 10 elections, mostly the result of human manipulation of what should otherwise have been an exhilarating and peaceful—because speedy—exercise. It’s just as well that the House panel clearly laid down the spirit guiding the effort to uncover the truth, in order to keep out those who have “no real or helpful evidence to offer, only their grief [at losing],” as the panel’s very articulate chairman, Makati Rep. Teodoro Locsin Jr., put it.
Phil. Star: Welcome gesture
While some officials eagerly accepted and even lobbied for midnight appointments from President Arroyo, particularly for positions with tenure that the beneficiaries hope cannot be invalidated by the next administration, Jesus Verzosa has given the nation a welcome gesture of delicadeza.
Via Phil. Star
Malaya: Catching foot-in-mouth disease
CHIEF Justice Renato Corona the other day said he will ask his wife Maria Cristina to resign as chairman of John Hay Management Corp. a subsidiary of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority. Corona said the resignation takes effect on June 30. This is to put to rest allegations of conflict of interest, he said.
Has Mrs. Corona any other choice?
Inquirer: Corona of thorns
LET US BE CLEAR: IF THERE IS A POLITICAL storm gathering over the designation of Renato Corona as the new chief justice, it is not the fault, or even the doing, of presumptive president-elect Benigno Aquino III. If you slap a man in the face, he might strike back or turn the other cheek, but in either case, he is merely reacting to the provocation.
Daily Tribune: Credibility is foremost
Revelations about massive fraud in the recent automated elections that, if true, make the “Hello Garci” scandal look like child’s play, have been surfacing in volumes that are now difficult to dismiss, putting the mandate on potential president Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino in great doubt.
Via Daily Tribune
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