Drilon Stresses LP Still with PPC & GMA

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Drilon Stresses LP Still with PPC & GMA


SENATE President Franklin Drilons joining the Liberal Party (LP), especially heading it as chairman to assist the LP president Batanes Rep. Florencio Abad, and LP emeritus president former Senate President Jovito Salonga, in leading the party, is a big plus factor in boosting Glorias presidency. Those LP members having any doubt had better dispel it. The LP president himself has stressed that the LP is still with the pro-administration People Power Coalition that means the LP is for Gloria. The living LP members of yesteryears wont forget the late LP pillar, Diosdado. Will they?

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The Chinese-Filipinos may stage more future demonstrations to demand lifting of the moratorium on the death penalty. This clamor is the offshoot of rampant kidnapping and killing of innocent and helpless victims, like women, students and children, most of whom belonging to their group. Some impatient and hot-headed Chinese have volunteered to finance importation of the feared and infamous Hong Kong Triad to eradicate the kidnapper-killers here. A good idea. But they must enter legitimately and return after completion of the job. Also, they must not create any trouble here themselves.

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Some people wonder how long FPJ can absorb all the nasty jokes about him. Never mind jokes that are personal like his right and left brains or pollutants that have nothing to do directly about governance. But its different about the parole and pardon system being asked of him (pardon my addition), and his answer: Oh, we hang them every Christmas, and after that we ask pardon from the Lord (My amendment). This shows how the nation expects him to do and say during his governance as president. The audience could make it worse for him during the campaign. Will he be able to withstand it?

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Increasing the current pay of prosecutors in the Office of the Ombudsman may not attract the best and the brightest lawyers (description made by Ombudsman Simeon Marcelo) to apply as government prosecutors in that office, nor in the DoJ for that matter. They would rather keep their employment in law offices, or continue their private practice, than be government employees. …

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