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NOY WANTS JUDICIARY POWERS CLIPPED BEFORE HIS TERM ENDS

OCT 20 ---President Aquino declared yesterday that the only thing that motivates him to push for amendments to the Constitution is to have the powers of the judiciary clipped, at least before he steps down in June 2016. During the question and answer portion of the annual forum hosted by the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (Focap), Aquino repeated his plans of making the Supreme Court reminiscent to that of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos. “My main issue with the Constitution is the concept of judicial overreach. It’s kind of involved a discussion, if you want to hear it. That is the first priority for me,” the President said in answer to a question about his stand on Charter change. “The direct answer to the question is there’s still an ongoing study precisely what to put in into the proposed constitutional amendment to strike a balance between the previous position of the Supreme Court during the martial law years,” Aquino added.

He said there has to be a “fine balance” between the powers of the executive and the judiciary which, according to him, is still subject of a study. In late August, Aquino made it clear that he wants the judiciary’s review powers stopped. He said there has to be a limit to the powers of the judiciary. “The judicial reach, it should be subject to a review and limitations,” Aquino told veteran radio broadcaster Elmar Acol of Bombo Radyo Philippines during an interview in Malacañang. Aquino, who has been very vocal about his displeasure over the high court’s unanimous decision striking down his Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) for its patent illegality, said this should be the focus when amendments are introduced to the Constitution. * READ MORE...

ALSO: Aquino on attending Laude wake: ‘I don’t attend wakes of people I don’t know’ 

OCT 22 --PHOTO: MARILOU Laude, sister of murder victim Jeffrey Laude, says her brother was generous and did not hesitate to help family members and relatives. PHOTO BY ALLAN MACATUNO / Inquirer Central Luzon. Is President Benigno Aquino III too busy? Will he ever show up in the wake of slain transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude? Aquino on Wednesday explained to reporters during the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (Focap) forum why he has opted to shun Laude’s wake.

“In general, I don’t attend wakes of people I don’t know,” Aquino said. “I’m not comfortable in trying to condole with people who don’t know me,” the President added. Laude’s family earlier slammed the Aquino government for what they perceive as slow resolution ti her case. Laude was found dead last October 11 in an Olongapo City motel where she was last seen with a man that looked like a foreigner. US Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton has been tagged as the primary suspect in her slay. Pemberton was transferred Wednesday to Camp Aguinaldo from being detained onboard the USS Peleliu.THIS IS THE FULL REPORT

ALSO: Aquino tightens grip on Cabinet; Cabinet secretaries to sign performance contracts today  

OCT 21 --With just less than two years in office, President Aquino will enforce a performance check on members of his Cabinet to ensure their commitment to the Chief Executive. To make sure Cabinet members toe the line of the administration, they are expected to sign today their “performance contracts” before the President, according to Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda. “Under an outcomes-based planning strategy, these contracts aim to reinforce the Cabinet secretaries’ commitments to the President and ensure the delivery of their agencies’ priority programs and projects,” Lacierda said. “The government is also focused on drawing up plans that translate to tangible output,” he added.

The adoption of the performance contract was first proposed by Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad several months ago. The system was patterned after the performance contract scheme signed by Cabinet members of Malaysia and Singapore. Abad, who crafted the now controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), recognized that if the performances of government employees are periodically reviewed then same should be done on the performances of Cabinet members. Under the proposed contract, the Cabinet members will submit to the President their accomplishment reports every quarter, which will be then reviewed against the program targets for that period. * READ MORE...

ALSO: PNoy counters VP Binay’s camp: ‘I didn’t offer to help’   

OCT 22 ---President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday categorically denied offering help to Vice President Jejomar Binay on corruption allegations. At a forum of the Foreign Correspondents of Association of the Philippines, Aquino said Binay's camp had the story on their meeting last week "in reverse." "I didn't offer to help. He [Binay] asked for advice," the President said. The Vice President was also the one who brought up how his family is hurting due to accusations being hurled against them, Aquino added. Earlier this week, Binay's spokesman, Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla, said that Aquino was the one who asked how he can help the vice president in the face of corruption allegations. "Our understanding is that in the course of the conversation, the President asked the Vice President about his family and [the] Vice President replied the family is hurting from all the lies and baseless accusations, especially his wife, Dr. Elenita Binay," Remulla said in a statement.

"At this point, the President asked how he can help or 'paano ako makakatulong?' It was in this context that the Senate was mentioned in the conversation. The Vice President then thanked the President for his concern," he added. Binay, a close friend of the President's family, is the prospective presidential bet of the opposition United Nationalist Alliance for the 2016 polls. Aquino has yet to announce his preferred successor. 'Terminate' Senate probe --Aquino further confirmed that Binay asked about the possibility of ending the Senate probe on corruption allegations against him and his family members.

"He [Binay] was saying, ‘Is it possible for the Senate to terminate their inquiry in aid of legislation, given the fact that the proper forum would be the Ombudsman’s office?’ I said, we’ll inquire from the Senate President," the President said at the forum. On Monday, Aquino said he refused Binay's request for him to talk to some senators about the ongoing Senate probe. The President further said that it was Binay who personally asked for a meeting with him. "It was the Vice President who actually initiated the meeting. He texted me and asked if he could see me and I said ‘yes.’ I readily agreed, " Aquino said. Last week, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV claimed Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. brokered the meeting between Aquino and Binay. Coloma categorically denied Trillanes' statement. — KG/RSJ, GMA News THIS IS THE FULL REPORT.

ALSO: Aquino willing to go to jail if necessary  

OCT 22 --President Benigno Aquino III said Wednesday that if necessary, he is willing to be put in jail for the decisions he made during his term. Asked about his opinion on threats by his critics to charge and arrest him for the implementation of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) and the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), Aquino said that going to jail will be “a necessary consequence.”  “If there is a situation where we’re back to an unjust judicial system, then that [going to jail] is a necessary consequence,” Aquino said during the forum of the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines on Wednesday.

Aquino said though that he will defend his “well-studied” albeit imperfect decisions as a civilian after his term ends.
“I guess the best way to answer that is all the decisions I made were never spur of the moment. They were well-studied and arising from the best advice I could get from various sectors. Now, at the end of the day, I think I can defend all of the decisions that we did make. That doesn’t mean that all of the decisions were perfect. No, that will be incorrect to say. It will be an impossibility for an imperfect being to come up with perfect decisions all the time,” Aquino said. Meanwhile, the president defended DAP anew, stating that critics should look at the benefits it had brought to the public. “We were abroad and there were our leftist friends who said Butch Abad and I stole the people’s money. So I think I will… I will… The only answer to that is ‘look at the people who benefited from DAP and ask them if they agree with the proposition that the benefits they enjoyed from DAP should have been delayed, or should have been foregone, and they will, I think, be the best testament to the effectivity of the program, and to the sincerity of the intentions there,’” Aquino explained.The Supreme Court has ruled parts of DAP unconstitutional last June 1.THIS IS THE FULL REPORT.

ALSO: Binay fails to show up at Cabinet performance commitment session 

OCT 27 --Vice President Jejomar Binay was a no-show at the Cabinet Performance Pledge session called by President Benigno Aquino last Thursday, but Malacañang saw nothing wrong with it.
Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said Saturday that other Cabinet members were also unable to attend the session, adding those officials should not be singled out for their absence.
Aquino asked his Cabinet officials to sign personal “performance commitment contracts” pledging to achieve their departments’ programs within the last 20 months of his administration.

The commitment contracts, practiced by the Singaporean and Malaysian governments, have the Cabinet members submitting accomplishment reports to the President after a given period of time. “What is important is we understand the context of the event. All agencies, all Cabinet-level departments are part of this process to commit under the concept of performance-based budgeting. The specific event of signing the contracts shows the personal commitment of the secretaries summarizing their commitment,” Coloma said in Filipino on state-run radio. Coloma did not say who else among the Cabinet officials were unable to attend the session, explaining that he did not do an “attendance check.” * READ MORE...

ALSO Tribune editorial: LP prepares for all-out 2016 push

OCT 27 ---There was a sense that Vice President Jojo Binay’s absence at the so-called Cabinet Performance Pledge was the result of him not being invited in it and not his having skipped the affair. If anything, the supposed meeting where a pact was signed among Aquino and Cabinet members sounded more like a loyalty check among Liberal Party (LP) members who hold government posts that would be key for the 2016 polls. Binay was an outsider precisely because the meeting was predicated on the search for a successor of Noynoy, which he said would pursue his reform programs based on the tuwid na daan (straight path) principle. The last two years of any administration are generally considered a transition period or lameduck years when nothing spectacular is expected to take place within government in anticipation of a new order. The effort of Noynoy to prevent becoming irrelevant in the twilight years of his term may have been another reason for the need to sign the pact which has the presumption of an ally pursuing what was started during his term.

The fact, however, remains that the LP remains clueless on its capability of pulling a personality from its ranks who has the character of inspiring people and consequently to be voted into power. The party has gone to the extent of resorting to the impossible which is to work for charter change (cha-cha) to allow Noynoy to seek a second term, despite the long and unpopular process that needs to be hurdled just to change the Constitution, much more insert a provision allowing a second term for the President. It realized later that the mere call for cha-cha is counter productive and had led to Noynoy’s ratings to slide further, which means that its pursuit would only work against the LP ambition to extend its hold on power. With the option on Noynoy out of the equation, the LP seems stuck with Mar Roxas, its sentimental standard bearer but one who falls short perennially in the surveys.
* READ MORE...


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Noy wants judiciary powers clipped before term ends


AQUINO

MANILA, OCTOBER 27, 2014 (PHILSTAR) By Delon Porcalla - President Aquino declared yesterday that the only thing that motivates him to push for amendments to the Constitution is to have the powers of the judiciary clipped, at least before he steps down in June 2016.

During the question and answer portion of the annual forum hosted by the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (Focap), Aquino repeated his plans of making the Supreme Court reminiscent to that of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos.

“My main issue with the Constitution is the concept of judicial overreach. It’s kind of involved a discussion, if you want to hear it. That is the first priority for me,” the President said in answer to a question about his stand on Charter change.

“The direct answer to the question is there’s still an ongoing study precisely what to put in into the proposed constitutional amendment to strike a balance between the previous position of the Supreme Court during the martial law years,” Aquino added.

He said there has to be a “fine balance” between the powers of the executive and the judiciary which, according to him, is still subject of a study.

In late August, Aquino made it clear that he wants the judiciary’s review powers stopped.

He said there has to be a limit to the powers of the judiciary.

“The judicial reach, it should be subject to a review and limitations,” Aquino told veteran radio broadcaster Elmar Acol of Bombo Radyo Philippines during an interview in Malacañang.

Aquino, who has been very vocal about his displeasure over the high court’s unanimous decision striking down his Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) for its patent illegality, said this should be the focus when amendments are introduced to the Constitution.

* Although there was no direct statement, there was nonetheless an implied or subliminal message that he wanted a judiciary not too meddlesome in the affairs of state, particularly if these involve political questions.

“What is the definition of judicial reach? During the martial law years the same question was asked whether martial law was legal and this was asked before the Supreme Court. The court’s answer was ‘we cannot intervene, that is a political question’,” Aquino said in Filipino.

In yesterday’s Focap forum, Aquino again cited the DAP case where the SC voted unanimously in July to declare the stimulus fund scheme unconstitutional and several more cases where, he said, the SC should not have invoked jurisdiction.

Aquino then mentioned the case of Reyes versus Comelec (Commission on Elections) where the SC still took cognizance of the electoral protest case when the Constitution is very specific that only the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal has jurisdiction over such cases.

Incumbent Marinduque Rep. Regina Reyes belongs to the administration Liberal Party, and she is the sister of former Marinduque congressman Edmund Reyes, whom Aquino appointed as head of the Toll Regulatory Board.

Ms. Reyes’ victory is being questioned by her political rival, former Marinduque Rep. Lourd Allan Velasco, son of SC Senior Justice Presbitero Velasco.

“These are two separate and co-equal branches to ours – but the Constitution is very explicit. It’s the HRET that can or is the sole judge. Let the HRET finish its job, and if there was grave abuse of discretion, then that would be the time for the SC to intervene,” he said.

Aquino on attending Laude wake: ‘I don’t attend wakes of people I don’t know’ By Aries Joseph Hegina |INQUIRER.net3:52 pm | Wednesday, October 22. 2014


MARILOU Laude, sister of murder victim Jeffrey Laude, says her brother was generous and did not hesitate to help family members and relatives. PHOTO BY ALLAN MACATUNO / Inquirer Central Luzon.

MANILA, Philippines—Is President Benigno Aquino III too busy? Will he ever show up in the wake of slain transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude?

Aquino on Wednesday explained to reporters during the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (Focap) forum why he has opted to shun Laude’s wake.

“In general, I don’t attend wakes of people I don’t know,” Aquino said.

“I’m not comfortable in trying to condole with people who don’t know me,” the President added.

Laude’s family earlier slammed the Aquino government for what they perceive as slow resolution ti her case.

Laude was found dead last October 11 in an Olongapo City motel where she was last seen with a man that looked like a foreigner.

US Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton has been tagged as the primary suspect in her slay.

Pemberton was transferred Wednesday to Camp Aguinaldo from being detained onboard the USS Peleliu.

FROM THE MANIA BULLETIN

Aquino tightens grip on Cabinet Cabinet secretaries to sign performance contracts today by Genalyn Kabiling October 22, 2014 Share this:


SECRETARY TO THE CABINET ALMENDRAS; EXECUTIVE SECRETARY OCHOA AND PNoy (MB File Photo)

With just less than two years in office, President Aquino will enforce a performance check on members of his Cabinet to ensure their commitment to the Chief Executive.

To make sure Cabinet members toe the line of the administration, they are expected to sign today their “performance contracts” before the President, according to Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda.

“Under an outcomes-based planning strategy, these contracts aim to reinforce the Cabinet secretaries’ commitments to the President and ensure the delivery of their agencies’ priority programs and projects,” Lacierda said.

“The government is also focused on drawing up plans that translate to tangible output,” he added.

The adoption of the performance contract was first proposed by Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad several months ago. The system was patterned after the performance contract scheme signed by Cabinet members of Malaysia and Singapore.

Abad, who crafted the now controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), recognized that if the performances of government employees are periodically reviewed then same should be done on the performances of Cabinet members.

Under the proposed contract, the Cabinet members will submit to the President their accomplishment reports every quarter, which will be then reviewed against the program targets for that period.

* Tasked to supervise the performance audit of the Cabinet are Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr., Cabinet Secretary Rene Almendras, and Abad.

In a later press briefing at the Palace, Presidential Communications Operations Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. explained the system of Cabinet performance contracts is part of the administration’s reforms to promote good governance.

“From the start, we have had this concept of performance-based budgeting, performance-based bonuses and part of this entire process since then is committing to achieve certain goals,” Coloma said.

He said the signing ceremony today will be “a continuation of a process that had already started before in accordance with the concept of performance-based budgeting and good governance.”

He noted that the national budget has been aligned with the government’s Philippine Development Plan (PDP) “so that each department in the Executive branch shall be made fully accountable for achieving the goals of sustainable, long-term inclusive growth.” The five main programs of the PDP are economic growth, poverty alleviation and reduction, security and peace and order, and climate change mitigation and adaptation, and good governance.

FROM GMA NEWS NETWORK

PNoy counters VP Binay’s camp: ‘I didn’t offer to help’ By ANDREO CALONZO, GMA NewsOctober 22, 2014 10:57am 455 41 1 771 Tags: Benigno Aquino III , Jejomar Binay (Updated 4:29 p.m.)

President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday categorically denied offering help to Vice President Jejomar Binay on corruption allegations.

At a forum of the Foreign Correspondents of Association of the Philippines, Aquino said Binay's camp had the story on their meeting last week "in reverse."

"I didn't offer to help. He [Binay] asked for advice," the President said.

The Vice President was also the one who brought up how his family is hurting due to accusations being hurled against them, Aquino added.

Earlier this week, Binay's spokesman, Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla, said that Aquino was the one who asked how he can help the vice president in the face of corruption allegations.

"Our understanding is that in the course of the conversation, the President asked the Vice President about his family and [the] Vice President replied the family is hurting from all the lies and baseless accusations, especially his wife, Dr. Elenita Binay," Remulla said in a statement.

"At this point, the President asked how he can help or 'paano ako makakatulong?' It was in this context that the Senate was mentioned in the conversation. The Vice President then thanked the President for his concern," he added.

Binay, a close friend of the President's family, is the prospective presidential bet of the opposition United Nationalist Alliance for the 2016 polls. Aquino has yet to announce his preferred successor.

'Terminate' Senate probe

Aquino further confirmed that Binay asked about the possibility of ending the Senate probe on corruption allegations against him and his family members.

"He [Binay] was saying, ‘Is it possible for the Senate to terminate their inquiry in aid of legislation, given the fact that the proper forum would be the Ombudsman’s office?’ I said, we’ll inquire from the Senate President," the President said at the forum.

On Monday, Aquino said he refused Binay's request for him to talk to some senators about the ongoing Senate probe.

The President further said that it was Binay who personally asked for a meeting with him.

"It was the Vice President who actually initiated the meeting. He texted me and asked if he could see me and I said ‘yes.’ I readily agreed, " Aquino said.

Last week, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV claimed Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. brokered the meeting between Aquino and Binay.

Coloma categorically denied Trillanes' statement. — KG/RSJ, GMA News

FROM THE INQUIRER

Aquino willing to go to jail if necessary By Aries Joseph Hegina |INQUIRER.net5:09 pm | Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014


Benigno Aquino III

MANILA, Philippines — President Benigno Aquino III said Wednesday that if necessary, he is willing to be put in jail for the decisions he made during his term.

Asked about his opinion on threats by his critics to charge and arrest him for the implementation of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) and the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), Aquino said that going to jail will be “a necessary consequence.”

“If there is a situation where we’re back to an unjust judicial system, then that [going to jail] is a necessary consequence,” Aquino said during the forum of the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines on Wednesday.

Aquino said though that he will defend his “well-studied” albeit imperfect decisions as a civilian after his term ends.
“I guess the best way to answer that is all the decisions I made were never spur of the moment. They were well-studied and arising from the best advice I could get from various sectors. Now, at the end of the day, I think I can defend all of the decisions that we did make. That doesn’t mean that all of the decisions were perfect. No, that will be incorrect to say. It will be an impossibility for an imperfect being to come up with perfect decisions all the time,” Aquino said.

Meanwhile, the president defended DAP anew, stating that critics should look at the benefits it had brought to the public.

“We were abroad and there were our leftist friends who said Butch Abad and I stole the people’s money. So I think I will… I will… The only answer to that is ‘look at the people who benefited from DAP and ask them if they agree with the proposition that the benefits they enjoyed from DAP should have been delayed, or should have been foregone, and they will, I think, be the best testament to the effectivity of the program, and to the sincerity of the intentions there,’” Aquino explained.

The Supreme Court has ruled parts of DAP unconstitutional last June 1.

FROM THE INQUIRER

Binay fails to show up at Cabinet performance commitment session By Nikko Dizon |Philippine Daily Inquirer8:43 pm | Saturday, October 25th, 2014



Jejomar Binay

MANILA, Philippines—Vice President Jejomar Binay was a no-show at the Cabinet Performance Pledge session called by President Benigno Aquino last Thursday, but Malacañang saw nothing wrong with it.

Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said Saturday that other Cabinet members were also unable to attend the session, adding those officials should not be singled out for their absence.

Aquino asked his Cabinet officials to sign personal “performance commitment contracts” pledging to achieve their departments’ programs within the last 20 months of his administration.

The commitment contracts, practiced by the Singaporean and Malaysian governments, have the Cabinet members submitting accomplishment reports to the President after a given period of time.

“What is important is we understand the context of the event. All agencies, all Cabinet-level departments are part of this process to commit under the concept of performance-based budgeting. The specific event of signing the contracts shows the personal commitment of the secretaries summarizing their commitment,” Coloma said in Filipino on state-run radio.

Coloma did not say who else among the Cabinet officials were unable to attend the session, explaining that he did not do an “attendance check.”

* Coloma also said that President Aquino himself, in recent interviews, had praised Binay for his work as head of the government’s housing agency.

Coloma said there should not be any speculation about the Vice President’s absence from Thursday’s event.

At a foreign correspondents’ forum on Wednesday, President Aquino disclosed that Binay asked for his advice on how to handle the ongoing Senate investigation into his alleged ill-gotten wealth.

The President said he did not offer to help the Vice President.

When they had a private meeting last week, however, the President said the two of them reminisced about how their friendship began during the 1986 snap election, where Binay was an ally of his mother, President Corazon Aquino, and remained loyal through the Edsa People Power Revolution and the military coup attempts against her administration.

Aquino also said that Binay told him that they would remain friends despite differences in “politics and style.”

Binay’s supporters have blamed the President’s allies for what they call smear campaign against the Vice President to derail his plans to run for the presidency in 2016.

Aquino’s allies have denied the allegations.

TRIBUNE EDITORIAL

LP prepares for all-out 2016 push Written by Tribune Editorial Monday, 27 October 2014 00:00

There was a sense that Vice President Jojo Binay’s absence at the so-called Cabinet Performance Pledge was the result of him not being invited in it and not his having skipped the affair.

If anything, the supposed meeting where a pact was signed among Aquino and Cabinet members sounded more like a loyalty check among Liberal Party (LP) members who hold government posts that would be key for the 2016 polls.

Binay was an outsider precisely because the meeting was predicated on the search for a successor of Noynoy, which he said would pursue his reform programs based on the tuwid na daan (straight path) principle.

The last two years of any administration are generally considered a transition period or lameduck years when nothing spectacular is expected to take place within government in anticipation of a new order.

The effort of Noynoy to prevent becoming irrelevant in the twilight years of his term may have been another reason for the need to sign the pact which has the presumption of an ally pursuing what was started during his term.

The fact, however, remains that the LP remains clueless on its capability of pulling a personality from its ranks who has the character of inspiring people and consequently to be voted into power.

The party has gone to the extent of resorting to the impossible which is to work for charter change (cha-cha) to allow Noynoy to seek a second term, despite the long and unpopular process that needs to be hurdled just to change the Constitution, much more insert a provision allowing a second term for the President.

It realized later that the mere call for cha-cha is counter productive and had led to Noynoy’s ratings to slide further, which means that its pursuit would only work against the LP ambition to extend its hold on power.

With the option on Noynoy out of the equation, the LP seems stuck with Mar Roxas, its sentimental standard bearer but one who falls short perennially in the surveys.

* The LP subscribes, however, to the command vote concept where the choice of the local leaders will have a great sway on the eventual outcome of the votes.

In turn, the concept relies heavily on keeping heads of local government units content and to attract as much political support as possible in the local field.

This is where infusion of government projects and funding play a huge role since it is only the incumbent who has at his disposal the immense resources of government.

Noynoy and his LP mob have become adept at using government resources in achieving their ends whether it be the removal of an official with a constitutionally-guaranteed term or in exploiting government resources according to their whims which had often conflicted with limitations under the Constitution.

The pledging session done at the Palace appears to have little to do with achieving the remaining indefinable economic goals of Noynoy but rather committing the whole Cabinet to a program that would work for an LP successor of Noynoy.

In such a set up, even an invitation for Binay seems far-fetched.

Binay, who seems to know the objective of the meeting, graciously issued a statement acknowledging that he missed the event.

Based on statements coming from Noynoy and the LP alliance, the efforts for the remaining two years of the administration of Noynoy will be directed to the continuation of the LP dynasty in government.

Part of the effort was the desperate cha-cha bid to change the provision on term extension for the President.

The demolition of Binay and members of the opposition is but part of the whole determined effort.


Chief News Editor: Sol Jose Vanzi

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