Current Senate Is Most Tumultuous in history.(Opinion &Amp; Editorial)

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Current Senate Is Most Tumultuous in history.(Opinion &Amp; Editorial)


US troops say goodbye. Welcome US troops.

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Let not the departure of the American troops fool you. They'll be back next October, bigger and will stay longer.

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Nur Misuari gaining more armed followers. Nur who?

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The Senate has just approved RP-Spanish Friendship Day. It won't be long now when the chamber approves an RP-Japanese Friendship Day.

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Police on alert for anti-Powell demos. Prepare for People Powell.

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Million of Filipinos are IKIT - isang kahig, isang tuka. A nation of chickens. The Philippines is 1 of the poorest in Southeast Asia.

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The current Senate is perhaps the most volatile if not tumultuous in history. Still, all kinks are resolved in time by members of the august chamber themselves.

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Senate insiders observe that a key player in the unfolding events is Sen. Loren Legarda. As majority leader, being a woman, she has served an effective conduit between the administration and the opposition senators in resolving disagreements.

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A special prosecutor in the Sandiganbayan is seeking reconsideration of the dismissal of the graft case filed vs former Mayor Mel Lopez.

Pagcor went after Lopez after he closed down 2 casinos in Manila 12 years ago when he was mayor of Manila. The case was dismissed recently for lack of merit. …

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