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No holds barred for Leila de Lima, woman with balls

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima’s passion for her work cost her her marriage years ago.

Today, a college friend, Judge Marilou Runes-Tamang, is not surprised that De Lima is again risking everything for the job that she vowed to do.

“She believes in what is right and she speaks from the heart and what she believes in. And she will die for it,” Tamang, who has known De Lima for over two decades, told the Inquirer on Friday.

The two women cofounded the Lambda Rho Sigma Sorority at the San Beda College of Law.

On the phone on Saturday with the Inquirer, De Lima described herself exactly the way her friend did.

“It’s always been my tack to focus on a particular thing or challenge that confronts me, and I really try to do the right thing. I gather enough will to do what I believe I am supposed to do,” she said.

De Lima, 51, candidly admitted as far back as 2007 that her concentration on her career and passion as a lawyer had led to the collapse of her marriage.

But she and her former husband remain friends, and they are “coparents” to their two sons, Israel and Vincent.

Israel, who has autism and who inspired his mother to push for the rights of persons with disabilities while she was the chair of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), stays with his father during weekdays because his school is near his dad’s place, De Lima said. Vincent and his family stay with her.

After the past politically charged days, De Lima makes sure her family is safe. Malacañang has taken the initiative to beef up her security starting Nov. 19, she said.

Father’s advice

De Lima said she continued to believe that her purported defiance of the Supreme Court was “legally and morally justifiable.”

She said she was aware of the “flak” she had been getting from the legal community, but was standing by her decision.

Her father, former Elections Commissioner Vicente de Lima, has always been her confidante and guiding light, especially when it comes to making “major decisions.”

In this current controversy, her father advised her “to be strong.”

“He told me to do what is the right thing to do. It will hold ground,” De Lima said, adding, however, that her mother was worried.

De Lima felt a vindication of sorts when on Friday, the Supreme Court voted that one of the conditions of the temporary restraining order (TRO) it had issued—which lifted the travel ban on former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her husband—had not been met and was thus not yet effective.

“Technically, that vindicated me because there was nothing to defy. The TRO was not effective,” she said.

Judge Tamang, who presides over a Metropolitan Trial Court in Pateros, said she sent her friend via text message a mouthful about the ruckus triggered by the TRO.

But she knew that De Lima would not budge, and that the justice secretary would henceforth be known as the one-woman barrier that prevented the Arroyos from leaving the country.

‘Consistent’ performer

Watching the goings-on in Manila from New York City, topnotch lawyer Theodore Te told the Inquirer that De Lima simply “had to do what she had to do and defend it basically by herself,” owing to the absence at that time of President Aquino.

“It also was her opportunity to show the President that she could be ‘trusted’ to run the show,” Te said on the phone.

Te believes that De Lima has so far been the only “consistent” performer in Mr. Aquino’s Cabinet.

But if there’s anything he wants, it’s for the justice secretary to keep her media-savvy nature in check: “I just wish she would not ‘try’ cases by press con… She’s been very visible in the media. When you’re the final approving authority for criminal charges that have not been recommended yet, you shouldn’t go on air acting as if they have been filed because you run the risk of diluting the cases on ground of bias.”

While an electoral sabotage case had been filed in court against Arroyo, many still believe that the Aquino administration could have moved faster in making the former President accountable for her alleged misdeeds.

“The administration has two years to prepare a case that, if airtight, could not have been prevented even by lawyers’ delays. But of course, we know Gloria prepared for this, so evidence will not be easy to obtain,” Te said.

Transparency

Critics claim that De Lima wants to be visible in the media to make a head start for her supposed plan to seek a Senate seat in 2013. (De Lima has admitted that some quarters were trying to convince her to run for senator, but said she had yet to decide.)

Tamang said that she did not think De Lima had any political inclinations, and that her friend was simply being who she was.

“She says what she feels in her heart… Walang preno magsalita (No holds barred),” Tamang said, laughing.

De Lima defended herself by saying she had always been an accessible source for the media, even when she was the CHR chair and when she was still an election lawyer.

“I believe in transparency, but I would also know what I cannot say. What I will dispute is what others say—that I am publicity-hungry. I don’t think it is my fault that the media would ‘ambush’ me morning and afternoon,” she said.

Tamang said the justice secretary was a friend who would regale one with stories and was herself always interested to hear one’s stories.

“She laughs a lot! Todo bigay tumawa!” Tamang said.

She said the grandmother of two had a sense of humor and would still “blush” when teased about being introduced to men.

Tamang said that at their sorority and fraternity events, De Lima would let her hair down and would always be the first to urge everyone to get on their feet to sing and dance.

She said De Lima also had a “compassionate, soft” side to her even if many saw her only as the “tough-talking justice secretary.”

“I know Sundays are reserved for her family, especially spending time with her kids and grandkids,” Tamang said.

She added that De Lima was a “very simple person who would rather have a boodle fight” with friends than lunch at a fancy restaurant.

Bar topnotcher

On Saturday, even while nursing a fever, De Lima went about her usual weekend chore—going to the market and the grocery.

Expectedly, people came up to her and said they were “supportive of what I did,” she said.

Tamang said, however, that De Lima did not show that “feisty” side when they were in law school.

“As with her job now, she was very focused on her studies. She would be too engrossed with studying that it was difficult to talk about sorority matters with her. She’s not a nerd, though. Just very intelligent. In fact, I passed commercial law because of her. I borrowed her book where she had all these marginal notes that contained [the professor’s] questions and the answers,” Tamang said.

De Lima topped the bar exams in 1986.

Tamang said what she wanted for her friend now was to develop a “peripheral view” of the world she now moved in, “for her own protection.”

“She trusts the people around her and as a boss, would really take full responsibility for everything that happens under her watch,” Tamang said, adding she wanted De Lima to be cautious these days.

“This is what I want to tell her: Be very, very careful kasi nilalaglag ka din naman (because sometimes you get betrayed),” Tamang said.

De Lima admitted that the thought that some people she was working with might have other agenda had also crossed her mind.

“But that’s not my problem anymore,” she said.

If she does find herself in the situation that Tamang had suggested, she said, “I would know what to do.”

De Lima maintained she would continue having the “mindset” about the people around her, whether in the Palace or at her own department—the presumption of good faith on their part.

And more than anything else, the trust and confidence of the President is important to her, she said.

With all these, the country can expect De Lima to continue to be at the top of her game.

First posted 2:30 am | Sunday, November 20th, 2011


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  • http://twitter.com/Joe_The_Kano Joe Kano

    “No holds barred for Leila de Lima, woman with balls”

    This is about the most ridiculously immature and offensive headline the Inquirer has published in quite some time. If the editors and owners are not smart enough to feel stupid about it, they really are in the wrong business.
     

    • Anonymous

      Actually Joe, they’re smart enough to publish such article. They know this business better than you do. This is their bread…and butter… and cheese.

    • Rj Nieto

      I perfectly agree. There’s no other headline on Earth that can sound more misogynist.

  • Anonymous

    De Lima used to be a man. well, at least it sure looks that way. but i applaud her. next, go after Erap, Sotto, Enrile, etc….. all the ones who have unexplained mega-wealth

    • Anonymous

      don’t forget the REVILLAs!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_44QGTQXFYHNVPNMX453LWBPMXM Opel

    There has been a lot of publicity about balls these past days,which started when Atty Topacio bet one of his ball , noetheless a “woman with balls”  would be be better description than a “woman who eats balls for breakfast” or a “woman who is not afraid of balls”.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TZTAEMLZ27MR5FIMXQI4Q5ALM4 wowie411

    Nest President of the Philippines  De Lima you go girl !!!!!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002834692458 Evangelinni Banaginni

      Why not? She is a bright lawyer. Get Gen Danilo Lim as your VEEP.

  • Anonymous

    is this  a headline news or a propaganda for her quest in the senate. inquirer i think is trying to make sipsip na to this woman. nikko dizon, are you now a bankrupt reporter, an idle one who is lazy to go around to report events. apply ka na lang ki boy abunda.

  • D L

    inquirer became goverment puppet.

    maybe they just got scared.

  • Anonymous

    Saludo po sana ako sa inyo pero bakit sa kaso ni Senator Lacson, tameme na kayo ngayon. Ano ho ang nangyari?

    • Anonymous

      wait ka lang, di pwedeng sabay-sabay…

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002834692458 Evangelinni Banaginni

        Ha hahahh. Oo wait kayo nga naman.

  • Anonymous

    Secretary Leila de Lima, keep up the good work. We fully support you in your efforts to stand for truth and justice, serve the Filipino people you uphold, and render justice for all.

  • Anonymous

    …scared of what? They never got scared to fight Marcos more than two decades ago… Why don’t you read other broadsheets such as Manila Standards and more so you can see the difference.?

  • Anonymous

    ang lakas humalik ng wet pu ni baboy itong dizon i verify mo nga kung tutuo talagang bartopnotcher or kural topnotcher hehehheehehhe

  • Anonymous

    Kahit tama ang ginagawa at sinasabi ng isang tao, marami ka pa ring maririnig sa mga negatibong comment at mga masasakit na salita na nagmumula sa mga nilalang na sa palagay ko pati sa pamilya nila ay di sila kinalulugdan, dahil ang buhay nila ay nabibigyan lamang ng kasiyahan pag nanglalait sila ng kapwa nila. Dahilan ito ng inggit, kamalasan sa buhay at kawalang pag-asang umunlad kaya dinadaan na lang nila sa pagbibigay ng hindi magagandang salita para lang makaparehas sila sa mga taong nagtatagumpay sa buhay. Marami ka pang maririnig na masasakit na salita de Lima sa kabila ng pag gawa mo ng tungkulin mo mula sa mga taong akala mo sila lang ang tama. Kaya tumatag ka na lang at tawanan  ang ganyang mga klaseng tao.

    • Anonymous

      Let us accept the fact that nobody can please everybody especially when the case is about partisan politics.  One may do the rightful thing to do yet there will always be adversaries.  Just keep on being strong Sec. De Lima.

  • willie revillameS

    Secretary De Lima, idoL kiTa!!!

    Yan ang palaban, ndi nga lang pa-LOVE-an? he3.
    Ur the next Miriam, 4ever feistyyyyyyyy and not necessarily hasty but juz
    thirstyyyyyyyy for Justice!

    MuuaH!

  • Anonymous

    Former Fake Pres. Arroyo , corruption and many 

    more..

    1. NBN ZTE Scandal

    2. Millions of bribe money to Congressmen and Governors 

    (October 2007)

    3. Cheating in 2004 Elections (HELLO GARCI)

    4. Joc Joc Bolante Case (Fertilizer Scam, P728 Million)

    5. JOSE PIDAL Bank Account (Unexplained Wealth, P200 

    Million)

    6. NANI PEREZ Power Plant Deal ($2 Million)

    7. Use of Road User’s Tax for Campaigning

    8. Billion Peso Macapagal Boulevard (Overprice of P532 

    Million)

    9. Juetengate? (Illegal Numbers game kickbacks)

    10. Extra Judicial Killings

    11. Arroyo Moneys in Germany (Exposed by Senator Cayetano)

    12. General GARCIA and Other Military Men

    13. Billion Peso Poll Automation contract to(Mega Pacific) 

    (P1.3 Billion)

    14. Northrail Project($503 Million)

    15.  Maguindanao Results of 2007 Elections (ZUBIRI, BEDOL)

    16.  NAIA-3

    17.  Venable Contract (Norberto Gonzales)

    18.  Swine Scam (Exposed by? Atty. Harry Roque

    19. GLORIA Arroyo son hidden assets in united states

    20. EURO GENERAL’S

    21. CALAMITY FUND SCANDAL.

    22.  C-5 road controversy — Senator Manuel Villar

    23.P550-million worth of funds from the Overseas Workers’ 

    Welfare Administration (OWWA).

    24. P780-million LWUA funds-PROSPERO PICHAY

    25. BISHOPS’s SUV-Gloria Birthday gift

    26. Arroyo linked in P325M lotto intelligence fund

    27. Arroyo got P200M in kickbacks from govt projects-Zaldy 

    Ampatuan 

    28. P200.41 billion or $4.6 billion in Malampaya royalties 

    from 2002 to May this year.

    29.LACSON ACCUSED FG MIKE ARROYO OF SELLING 3  REFURBISHED 

    HELICOPTERS TO PNP AT P105 MILLION EACH

    30. 600,000 metric tons of Rotten rice imported from 

    India.Kishore Hemlani, an Indian trader allegedly close to 

    Arroyo, reportedly bagged the P9.5 billion contract for 

    the rice importation. 

    31. DATO ARROYO wife bought the condo unit for $570,000, 

         70-square-meter one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit (Unit 

    No. 533) at the luxury high-rise, full-service Gramercy 

    Towers located at 1177 California St. in upscale downtown 

    San 
    Francisco.

    32.- P50-million bribe to FG for the president’s veto of 

    two franchise bills

    33. The additional funding led to a 41-percent spike in  

    advertising expenses, from P76.129 million in 2008 to 

    P107.420 million in 2009, which went mostly to ads for 

    Arroyo’s achievements.

    34. The report said the PIA received from the Department 

    of Budget and Management a notice of cash allocations 

    amounting to P344.789 million, even though only P222.488 
    million was appropriated for it under the national budget.

    35.- Denial of pork barrel funds to Malacanang’s political 

     enemies

    36.- Praises for Jovito Palparan, alleged mastermind of 

    extra judicial killings of militants

    37.- Removal of govt bodyguards for former pres and Arroyo 

     critic, Cory Aquino

    38.- Appointment of manicurist as a member of the board of 

     Pag-Ibig

    39. Appointment of gardener as deputy of the Luneta Park  

    Administration.

    40. MIDNIGHT APPOINTMENT of an Arroyo,RENATO CORONA, as SC 

    Chief Justice

          200+ other illegal midnight appointments

    41.- MIKEY ARROYO’s undeclared properties in California

    42.- Pardon of controversial convicted criminals like 

    Ninoy’s murderers

    43.- EO 464; requiring Cabinet members to seek 

    presidential clearance before testifying in Congress 

    hearings

    44.- Promise (on Rizal Day) to not run for the presidency 

    in 2004

    45.- “Vote Buying” by giving away Philhealth cards

    46.- Taxpayers’ money for her giant billboards and and 

    PCSO tv campaign ads[/b]

    47- Appointment of Ben Abalos, a staunch GMA ally, as 

    COMELEC chair

    48.- Mikey Arroyo’s importation of 32 thoroughbred horses 

    from Australia worth P384 million.

    49.Former First Gentleman Mike Arroyo used 2 choppers 16 

    times, son Mikey 69

    50.PNoy: PAGCOR spent P1 BILLION on coffee

    51.Jose Miguel Arroyo owned helicopters’
    all Robinson R44 Raven Is with Series Nos. 1370 to 1374
    A total of $1,423,025 was paid to Lionair for the five 

    helicopters.

    52.Pagcor ‘pabaon’ to Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo: P345M

    53.The godmother’s ties to the Pinedas(Jueteng lord)

    54. Glorietta 2 and Batasan bombings

        The Glorietta 2 bombing happened during the height of 

    the bribery case which took place in Malacañang.

    55. Misuse of Balikatan funds Navy Lt. Nancy Gadian 

    revealed an alleged malversation of funds in 2007

    56. Solon: Charge Gloria Arroyo for taking P98-M from 

    PNoy’s social fund

    57. 50 MILLION PABAON GENERALS

        Former Armed Forces chiefs of staff Narciso Abaya, 

    Dionisio Santiago, Generoso Senga, Hermogenes Esperon, and 

    Alexander Yano,chiefs of staff – Angelo Reyes, Diomedio  

    Villanueva, and Roy Cimatu and MANY MORE..

    58.Colmenares: GMA had P488 billion in ‘pork.

    59. P1 BILLION down the drain in Arroyo-era jatropha 

    project—DOST chief 

  • Anonymous

    “De Lima topped the bar exams in 1986.”

    hindi lang pala woman with BALLS, BAR TOPNOCTHER din pala.

    ‘yon isinabak ay FLUNK sa BAR.( kaibigan matalik ni tulfo)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S3ZBTU3EN637VONESYPQGI5IKM Angelito

    Ok na yan, ano ba gusto mo sa wetpu ni GMA at FG cya humalik gaya ng ginagawa ng iba.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GLLLMBSX5AMH3KQSHIIRQQYRGM milo go

    De Lima is a shining light and keep up the good work. The pursuit of justice is a supreme effort and you will be rewarded with the good will of many Filipinos. Your efforts will be a game changer and will change the narrative in the Philippines and will serve as great example to Filipinos about the noble pursuit of justice

  • Anonymous

    Sec. De Lima really shows a lot of class and courage even when most so called contitutional scholars blast her for defying the Supreme Court TRO’s ruling on the Arroyo’s case. Another person that is barely mention in the media is Solicitor General Cadiz who initiated all the legal maneuvers for the Aquino government on how to deal with the Supreme Court.  NO WONDER why Ping Lacson hates Sec. De Lima’s guts because he knew that De Lima won’t stop pursuing juctice for the Dacer and Corbito families.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_V54JIKMJ3TKZ2VNV2S2HTN37Z4 matt

    nag mana pala sa kanya ang anak niya may autism (lol) kaya pala.

    • Anonymous

      ikaw rin, Matt, magka anak at magka apo ng mga autistic na mga bata—babae man o lalaki
      babalik sa ‘yo ang sinabi mo
      your pejorative words will not return empty. your speech would be self-fulfilling. it will haunt
      your family: your nephews, your neices, and your children’s children

      i know
      because i have handled cases of autistic children. the parents admitted that when they
      were yet binata at dalaga, they spoke in spite about autistic children. ngayon, nagkaroon
      sila ng sariling pamilya at nagka anak, bumalik ang mga spiteful words nil about autistic
      children.

      abangan…

    • Anonymous

      Matt…dapat amg mga taong may mga special needs inaalagaan at minamahal…ikaw ang matino kaya dapat ikaw ang umunawa…sa ibang bansa kung saan ako ngayun….sobra ang suporta at pagmamahal nila sa mga may special needs.  Tuwing uuwi ako  sa Pilipinas nakikita ko at naririnig  kung papano kutyain ng mga kababayan natin ang mga taong may kapansanan.   MASAKIT ito para sa akin naturingan tayung the only CHRISTIAN NATION IN ASIA ….pero bakit ganito tayo?  Marahil ito ang isang dahilan kung bakit tayo nanatiling mahirap…..kya MATT hindi kita kilala pero nakakasakit ka Bro.

  • Anonymous

    GOOD JOB SEC. DE LIMA

  • Anonymous

    Yan ang may balls, GO leila de Lima…di gaya ng ibang cabinet ni P-NOY.

  • Anonymous

    finally
    now, i can have a sigh of relief
    it feels good when the job is being done
    my faith in government is restored
    this is good governance

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AV6WEADA5CYM6QGHBRFTV34U3I Jamjam

    Great Job Secretary De Lima.

  • Anonymous

    hail madam leila!

  • Anonymous

    “Sorority sis says De Lima is tough woman devoted to her job. The two women were co-founders of the Lambda Rho Sigma Sorority at the San Beda College of Law.”

    I admire your toughness Ms.De lima. But also apply to your toughness the maxim ” Dura Lex Sed Lex” The law maybe Harsh but still the law.
    You should follow as respect for the rule of law, mental toughness is associated with mental obedience, no defiance.
    Also, don’t be a woman crusade against GMA, as what your sorority sisters says, be peripheral, you don’t know your friend or enemy when worse comes to worst.
    Piece of advice from your brod…Apha Beta Rho Gho Gas Mati,

  • Anonymous

    And some of the people in the previous posts questioned the credentials of Lilia de Lima. Some of them characterized her as “piggy”, bobo, came from a law school where constitutional law was poorly taught, etc. I maybe too far from the heart of the action, but I could not understand why people would find fault in her and side instead with the evil who blatantly without fear or consideration of the law, stole money that should be allocated for the well-being of the public.

    Since 2006, we have been hearing of corruption in the Philippines. I thought it was all politics  and every allegation was untrue. And yet the frequency of the accusations became faster and louder. How can funds for Tesda, OWWA, NFA, DA, etc find their ways to Gloria’s reelection efforts. Even the PCSO was apparently forced to disburse money for the president’s intelligence program. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GUZISWUMVDD5QJUC7GBJKEM7XA prangka

    He he he. Nagsisimula na ang PR.  Damage control in process……

  • Anonymous

    “No holds barred for Leila de Lima, Woman with Balls”

    This confirm my suspicious that De Lima was not a woman but a man.
    Thanks for the information.

  • Anonymous

    Kaya pala bar topnotcher, keep doing what is good for the government Justice Secretary De Lima.

  • Anonymous

    Yes Madam De Lima we – the true Filipinos need someone like you. You are very different to so many govt officials like the Lawyers like you – the Otso-Otsong Gunggong appointees of The Queen of Thieves and Cheaters. Try to eradicate these Salut in the Supreme Court and The Robbers-Corrupts in all Govt Sectors. Ang tagal na panahon na hinahangad, pinapangarap ng bayan Pilipinas na magkakaroon ng Opisyal kagaya mo Madam De Lima. We can assure you our support and prayers. God blesses and keeps you from harm always.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IC3LXIXDLXPN224JR6HP3PL3MQ reynaldo

    Kung ang mga gumagawa ng mali ay matatapang. di ba dapat mas matatapang ang gagawa ng tama? Di ba dapat ganito para magkaroon tayo ng katarungan? In the end however freedom and responsibility pa rin ang mananaig. Ang nakagawa ng mali na matatapang ay pwedeng tunay na magbago at magsisisi habang ang matatapang na gumagawa naman ng tama ay patuloy na gagawa ng tama at para hwag lumaki ang ulo ay maging humble and gracious in victory and do good things for the right intentions, for God, family and country.

  • Anonymous

    different persons have different taste….some despises success…some admires…typical filipinos doesn’t want others to succeed…and this is the case on leila…but life must go on…more power to you…keep your head high..you have nothing to be ashamed of…guy jester…. 

  • Anonymous

    Since the subject of above news report is balls, here is my take on, what else-”Balls” of major players on corruption issues of gma  (this is a recreation of comment i made several days ago on PD with minor changesI):
    1) Zero Balls-GMA and FG: for fear of facing the music and for using money, midnight appointee and over-acting (sorry, but GMA is a ham when it comes to acting, not convincing at all, just like the acting she did when she said ” I am sorry”, which needed 18 takes to perfect under the directorship of lupita kashiwara) to shield themselves from lifetime jail
    2) Zero Balls-Corona & 7 others of Sanctuary of the Corrupt (SC)- for allowing themselves to be the major tool in destroying SC credibility. Issues on TRO to allow gma to travel by bending the legal obstacles, truth commission, plagearisms, midnight appointment, flip-flopping on cityhood and palea, etc, make this present SC the worst SC in the history 
    2) Zero balls-Dr Horn, Dr Topacio, Dr Dr Lambino: for talking like a doctor when they are not just to deceive the people and for talking in unison in exchange of huge talent fees coming from the taxes of the people. In the case of topacio, there is no ball to be cut-off, that’s why he is emphatic in wagering his ball if if gma will not return to phil.
    3) 0.50 Balls-St Crooks Doctors: for imagining diseases of their customers like GMA, FG, Bolante and others who seek refuge in that hospital to avoid arrest in exchange for huge talent fees. In fairness to them, they have  0.50 rate by not facing media for fear of facing ethics charges for lying
    4) 2 balls-Pnoy for trying to adhere to his campaign promise to put to jail the rapists of the institution (SC, AFP,PNP, executive, legislative, judicial, etc)
    5) So many Balls-Delima- for staying her ground despite possible charges for contempt in her desires to force gma physically present in facing the many possible charges lining up, including election sabotage, which is now in court. That was a class act and you need more than 2 balls to do that.

    • Anonymous

      The SC lost all credibility when Arroyo appointed her lap dogs to it.  The TRO without any legal intercourse with Justice is a perfect example.
      .

      • Anonymous

        lambforgovernor;
        the present SC is a study in contrast and will make a decent person cry in anguish. for example:
        1. SC issued TRO post-haste to allow gma to go immediately without hearing all the sides. The oral argument is still to be conducted, and yet, it already allowed the subject to leave and that renders the oral argument moot because the subject is already gone, what is there to resolve then?  That’s not justice. That is bias.
        2. SC provided 3 conditions in TRO in allowing gma to go and yet it said it’s final and executory immediately. Common sense dictates that it is only final and executory if the conditions are met. As delima said, another resolution is to be executed by SC stating that the conditions are met, then it is final.  What if the conditions are not met and the subject is already gone? That is not justice-that is bias and dumb.
        3. Final and executory decisions on Palea and cityhood? The final and execitory decision on palea was recalled because of a mere letter from defense lawyer and citing it needed corrections, so the recall. On cityhood, 5 times SC changed decisions. To SC justices, there is a final, final-final, final infintum, depending on who is the highest bidder. That’s not justice, that’s bias and corruption. 
        4. SC exonerated a fellow justice on plagearism by justifying that it was the fault of computer software used by the the justice. In effect, that SC decision allowed plageriasm that anyone who copied works of others as their own is OK, just cite corona’s decision. That is not justice, that is bias and stupidity.
         5. Truth commisions-first time that a commision is deemed unscontitutional when there have been so many commisions made before this commission-like agrava commission, melo commission, etc. That is not justice.That is biased for GMA.
        6. naku ang dami pa, nakakasuka at nakakaiyak, nakakagigil talaga itong SC (sanctuary of the corrupt) na ito.time to impeach them. grrrrr!!!

      • Anonymous

        I hear you brother. Let’s hope that those who live by the sword of injustice die by the sword of justice.

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        arthur1401 wrote, in response to LAMBFORGOVERNOR:
        lambforgovernor;
        the present SC is a study in contrast and will make a decent person to cry in anguish. for example: 1. SC issued TRO post-haste to allow gma to go immediately without hearing all the sides. The oral argument is still to be conducted, and yet, it already allowed the subject to leave and that renders the oral argument moot because the subject is already gone, what is there to resolve then?  That’s not justice. That is bias. 2. SC provided 3 conditions in TRO in allowing gma to go and yet it said it’s final and executory immediately. Common sense dictates that it is only final and executory if the conditions are met. As delima said, another resolution is to be executed by SC stating that the conditions are met, then it is final.  What if the conditions are not met and the subject is already gone? That is not justice-that is bias and dumb. 3. Final and executory decisions on Palea and cityhood? The final and execitory decision on palea was recalled because of a mere letter from defense lawyer and citing it needed corrections, so the recall. On cityhood, 5 times SC changed decisions. To SC justices, there is a final, final-final, final infintum, depending on who is the highest bidder. That’s not justice, that’s bias and corruption. 4. SC exonerated a fellow justice on plagearism by justifying that it was the fault of computer software used by the the justice. In effect, that SC decision allowed plageriasm that anyone who copied works of others as their own is OK, just cite corona’s decision. That is not justice, that is bias and stupidity. 5. Truth commisions-first time that a commision is deemed unscontitutional when there have been so many commisions made before this commission-like agrava commission, melo commission, etc. That is not justice.That is biased for GMA. 6. naku ang dami pa, nakakasuka at nakakaiyak, nakakagigil talaga itong SC (sanctuary of the corrupt) na ito.time to impeach them. grrrrr!!!
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  • Anonymous

    The recent events and our response to it has described ourselves as a people.

    We have again drawn the line and have branded ourselves. 

    Fearless Crusader?, Sacrificing Legal Practitioner?, Advocate of Blind Anarchy? Supporter of a Repressive Regime?

    No number of accolades will remove the fact that Ms. De Lima disregarded the Supreme Court TRO regardless of how much she denies it and from the results of surveys based on small populations, we are a people that support dictatorships or at least dictatorial actions whenever we feel comfortable with it.

    The end really do justify the means.

    And it seems we are good at giving reasons and alibis for our actions whenever it is questioned. And we cannot differentiate retribution from justice. For that matter, we cannot even identify demagogy.

    It’s not me, it’s them. They have brought in on themselves. 
    I was not disrespectful and you should not misconstrue that my disobedience of a legal order is disrespect.
    The office was closed, I did not receive a copy of the order.
    I am still rounding up enough good solid evidence, that’s the reason I cannot file the case now.
    A triumph of Truth and Justice! 

    I guess that is the way it goes. And what is that saying? — It takes a thief to catch a thief — demonstrating to ourselves that the only way to catch the bad guys is to — ? 

    I guess you can’t wrestle in the mud without getting dirty. I guess it was naive of people like me to think that we can walk the narrow road of the right and law-abiding to dispatch justice. I guess the only way we can get them is to bend what we can bend because “they’re too intelligent to leave a trace” or “they have a multitude of savvy lawyers.” I guess bar topnotchers should also know (and practice) all methods available to them, underhanded or not. I guess it’s not proper to be idealistic at times like these.

    Nevertheless, the die had been cast. May we have all the evidence ready to prove our allegations.

    A note however to the writer before I close. Ms. De Lima-Bohol was number 10 in the Bar results of 1985 not 1986. A minor infraction but a very revealing one.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TWMPB62XW45B44IJ5R4UAZ7WZY manuel

      A Supreme Court stacked with Gloria Makapal Arroyo, laid the groundwork to undermine the fairness of Justice and show to the Filipinos a culture of impunity and corruption.  Thereby,as past President, Gloria Makapal Arroyo, has rendered moot endemic the very institution of the Supreme Court.  Does the Supreme Court have anymore credibility or moral authority to facilitate evasion of Justice by such a Supreme criminal as Arroyo?  You can have a Bar top notcher who maybe skillful in making the Law, yet does not abide it or subvert and being prejudicial, make this Barrister a scum.  Michael Arroyo, is a Lawyer and Gloria, is an Economist, who studied in the US, no less than having Pres. Bill Clinton, as a classmate.  With their caliber of education, they have stoop so low to stealing peoples money, as well as through their families and cronies.  All their dirty money should be trace and frozen using the Foreign Anti-Laundering Money act FALM,   For 10 years, they have impoverished the whole Philippines.

      I have more respect to the judgement and determination of Justice Secretary Lila de Lima, to hold Arroyo, and let Justice be serve here in the Philippines.  The Supreme Court, are rubber stamp courtier appointees of the prior Arroyo administration and they should be removed from office.

      • Anonymous

        Dear Mr. Manuel

        Thank you for your reply.

        I shall not debate the nation’s loss of trust in the Supreme Court or for that matter, its loss of confidence in the judicial system even though we may have a difference of opinion there.

        It is not the point of the comment to promote the reputation of the Supreme Court against that of Ms. De Lima. I am making a comment on the sad truth that our search for true justice has taken the most expedient course, a course which ultimately will place the decisions on cases like this in suspect and Ms. De Lima, by her actions, is not, at this point, deserving to be called a true servant of Justice.

        In that sense, I, like you, am wary of politicians or government or anybody for that matter who purportedly bring good tidings in the name of Truth, Justice and God.

        It had been my stand from the very beginning that in order to push forward, this Nation should mature and grow intellectually. And this growth should be founded in a healthy respect for Law. Putting it in its most elementary concept, we should follow rules.

        Sometimes these rules are easy to follow, sometimes it becomes the most bitter of pills to swallow. And yes, lawyers may bend, twist it for their own ends. Nevertheless, we cannot steer away from it. The concept of Daang Matuwid seems to be so elusive for all of us and this is because it is slow, deliberate and should stand through the test of time —  the basis for our moral ascendancy.

        Finally, from the outset, I hope that people who do not believe in our justice system or for that matter the independency of the Supreme Court as seen in the blogs of this newspaper talk to their Congressmen and Senators to exhaust all Legal methods to find a Legal remedy to this. It would be utterly shameful to find a “democracy” such as ours take to the streets only because we are unable to accept judgement that does not go our way. This is the reason why it is my fervent hope that the Comelec has enough evidence to support their allegations — that the decision to file the case was not because of governmental pressure or of political expediency.

        Thank you again for your reply, I remain.

        Mijacogeo

      • Tonypogi

        Pro-Arroyo people immediately accused the Comelec of railroading the charges against GMA. They also wondered about the defiance of Secretary De Lima on the TRO issued by the Supreme Court. Are we not rushing to judgement in both cases? Why don’t we allow the cases to unravel before expressing our opinion. As of now, it seemed a lot of people have placed their foot in their mouth by making their opinions known, including the spokeperson of he Supreme Court.

      • Anonymous

        I want the Arroyos to rot in jail if they are proven to have committed sin to the Filipino people by the court but not at the expense of defying the rule of law. I hope that one day we ordinary people won’t have a situation that the Pinoy, DoJ de Lima and other executives will give us a dose of their own medicine, that is defying the SC who based their decisions with legal basis. This is only the beginning, the current admin will  defy the SC,  then it will defy all courts that decide against them. Cases on the  Arroyos must be filed based on well investigated evidences that has pass the preliminary investigation not hastily one.Bakit huli ang kaso sa comelec lead by Abalos and his men, si Gloria, Bedol at Ampatuan Sr. lang ang nasa kaso, its DoJ and Comelec homework not done well. I just hope that the court won’t find any technicalities on the case, tiyak na may lusot. However, if the court can be dictated by the palace hangang ca court of appeals, then its the SC who will then decide on it with finality. The SC is the only independent branch of the government right now, they are are Arroyos puppet? No, they were selected by on the nominees submitted by the JBC. Noy has five in the SC, wait till his appointees became the majority. By that time we can  have a dictatorial state of government with all branches in the government bowing to the king of the palace. As Noy have said “its only the beginning…..”

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KMVFBQ3EVCY4DEIHF2FCG5L27U Great Man

        Only three are appointed by Aquino. Get your facts straight and your logic clear. If you can’t do that, it’s high time you grow a pair, and have some patriotic desire to rid our country of corruption. If you can’t do that, make sure you help by following the law and by being a good example in simple ways like paying taxes correctly, and not beating the red light. If you can’t even do that, you have no right to talk. It is our right to free speech, but these all these rights must have basis and limitations because there can be no sense of freedom, if there aren’t limitations (an example).

      • Tonypogi

        You have already rushed to judgement even before the oral arguments. Open your mind.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TWMPB62XW45B44IJ5R4UAZ7WZY manuel

        Greetings,

        This is high time that everybody be involved for a dialogue to seek the truth and stay on the path of good order.  We have been mislead for so long through deceit and blatant lies that made everyone a fool.  So, we became inured with the corruption that permeated to this day, that it is hard to distinguished the honest politicians from the dirty ones since the majority are bad.  So, how did we got to this point?  We may have the Ten Commandments, written by God and given to Moses, we humans have been on trial to do the right thing.  Two choices, right or wrong.  And, there are responsibilities as well as consequences.

        This procedure instituted by Sec. Leila de Lima, is within her decision to prevent a greater miscarriage of justice after all the plunder, bad governance and stealing the electoral process that Gloria Makapal Arroyo, did during her term as Usurper President.

        Our so-called Leaders since the Marcos, I knew, meet twice when he was alive and seen his slowly rotting frozen cadaver in Hawaii in 1992, also, Fidel V. Ramos, while I was an ROTC cadet Officer in 1980, the Boozer Joseph Estrada, and the Technocrat GMA, have all failed the Filipinos.  How low can you go?  Aside from being inured to bad leaders and apathy must we accept mediocrity of the present and lost hope for the future?

        We must be a nation of loser’s or, neurotics, who kept repeating the same mistake of electing crooked and criminal politicians.  Until the Filipinos become astute in selecting and electing an honest public official to serve the public, the vicious cycle of corruption will continue.

        The reality is we are a failed democracy with an utterly dysfunctional government.  Let this be a positive change though not perfect even the daang matuwid, the going will be rough as most of these scoundrels.

        Do not accept the status quo….

      • D L

        Even comparing to many developed countries Philippines is an oustanding place to live.

        You can find faults in any goverment.

        What you don’t understand, you may be also screwed legally and be in much worse situation without hope, look at Saudi Arabia for example.

        The policy of goverment should be based on positive, until now it is only negative and getting only worse.

      • Anonymous

        Dear Mr. Manuel,

        Thank you for your reply.

        Like so many Filipinos out there, we therefore are one in our hope for a better nation. The difference of opinion is how to get there.

        I too would like to disallow the flight of people suspected of a crime. However, much to the chagrin of a multitude of people (specially those who inhabit the blogs of this newspaper), our laws have stipulated the necessary elements that form the basis for the suspension of the recognition of this basic human right and it is the contention, not necessarily solely my own, that these are not met.

        Contrary to the suppositions of a lot of our countrymen, many of those who are writing for the recognition of her rights are not necessarily pro-Arroyo. And I am sure, because many of us also feel the frustrations brought about by several decades of lies and corruption and mismanagement, we are definitely not pro-corruption. Most of us have paid our dues.

        It is also inaccurate to say that it is you against me, us against them, black against white. I am sure there are a myriad of divergent levels of opinions among us.

        But as a youth during the turmoil of sixties and seventies, throughout the decades of martial law, EDSA 1 and 2, I have realized one thing is sure. Justice necessitates the recognition of the rights of all individuals regardless of how despised he or she is. Fortunately for some and unfortunately for others, justice is blind and if it should adhere to due process, its basic tenet is the presumption of innocence. Difficult and seemingly naive as it is, we have to resist to take the short and easy path. A lot of us have been there and a lot of us have changed — those who had changed do not like what they see in the mirror.

        If we should not accept the status quo, we must first define what is the status quo. If status quo is a mismanaged and corrupt government, I hope I have not given you the misconception that I am in favor of it. But if the status quo is a system of government and justice that is founded on laws, it is my stand that there is no other saner decision but to accept it. And we have to accept it not because we have lost of hope and accepted mediocrity, but because of the opposite. I am also sure you do not mean it when you say this is a nation of losers and neurotics. The fact that we both have stayed here to make things work, have devoted some of our precious time to respond to the news, is anathema to that proposal.

        If we are not to accept this aforementioned system, what are our alternatives? Totalitarianism? And if we should not be satisfied with the court’s decision? Anarchy?

        It is therefore my contention that Daang Matuwid towards a better nation necessitates the recognition of human rights. We have no other choice if we want to get to our goal. Straight however as the path may be, it is also narrow and a lot of us have fallen along the side of the road. 

        However knowing the resiliency of our People, I know we will find the strength to stand up and walk again.

        I hope I have not taken too much of your precious time. Let me express my gratitude again.

        Mijacogeo

  • Anonymous

    i love you leila

  • Anonymous

    Secretary De Lima, all power to you. Your father is right– “to be strong.”  All power to you. Salamat po.

  • Anonymous

    Public Servants should be willing to sacrifice for their country.   Justice Secretary Leila de Lima is a true Public Servant.  Governments of the world need more like her.

  • Anonymous

    De Lima is correct.  JPE and Marquez don’t know what they are talking about. The TRO was  issued with 3 conditions set by the SC itself. The 3 conditions must first be complied with before the TRO can take effect as to GMA. The GMA’s lawyer never filed any pleading with the SC to show that the 3 conditions have been complied with. Nor did the SC issue an order to acknowledge such compliance. How can De Lima now be faulted and cited for contempt when the inaction was the fault of GMA’s lawyers. The bloopers of JPE, Marquez and SC keep on piling up to the great embarrassment of the Filipino people.

  • Anonymous

    Secretary De Lima the Filipino People are very proud of you.

  • Guest

    I would note Secretary De Lima has an admirable purpose in life, and one thing concerning her current administrative duties; I doubt that she would make political orand professional errors in her work. 

    Jut because Gloria Arroyo’s cronies and lapdogs are causing heat, from my standpoint, as an international attorney in my own right for over 35 years, I can honestly say while our team are closely monitoring this episode very closely, Secretary De Lima is tracking a proper course. 

    Honesty in any position is the best “stay the course”.  Obvious are the pronounced trickery, and legal menusha the Arroyo set of attorneys are trying to push.  But there is one thing which holds true evidence in all the history of Gloria Arroyo, her attorneys currently and the Philippine Supreme Court:

    IT IS VERY APPARENT AND WITH PREPONDERANCE OF EVIDENCE, GLORIA ARROYO, SOME SENATORS, SOME CONGRESSMEN AND SOME OF THE ARROYO FAMILY HAVE ALL BEEN PERFORMING HARD-CORE LOBBYING DIRECT TO THE PHILIPPINE SUPREME COURT, WHICH IS A GROSS LAW-INFRINGEMENT.  IT IS OBVIOUS, THE EIGHT MEMBERS ILLEGALLY PLACED BY GMA COULD BE ON THE ARROYO PAYROLL AND THERE IS WONDER WHAT “FAVORS” ARE BEING ALLOTTED.

    Please get this stopped immediately by firing all eight appointees on the PSC who are creating insurrection along with the others named in the paragraph directly above this one. 

    One other thing, although one of her dwarf attorneys who is so accustomed to squalid mouthilitis in his own right, and now the media attention focused on what this attorney said while being interviewed by Mrs. Davilla on ANC last week, and now as a headline in this article; would enough be enough, please?

    • Anonymous

      It is a very dangerous precedent what those eight (8) SC justices has done twice (2X) siding with the GMA motion to lift the WOL against GMA without hearing the government side.

      The other five (5) SC justices has to dig to their feet of what they believe seeing the other side has disregard what is the right due process.

      It set the tone of selective partisanship disregarding the tenets of law. The SC which is supposedly the last bastion of justice where every citizen could count to be on their side.

      Now, we, the ordinary people are marooned in the darkness of our justice system and nowhere to go to seek redress if we are oppressed.

      • Guest

        Sure, and my comment dictated someplace now in this thread line, the PSC does exactly what GMA wants them to do…and this is lobbying the Supreme Court in its most hard-core process if I ever saw it! 

        The problems are that if Ferdinand Cortez [fictionalized name] – the “man on the street” was in for a minor crime, his rights to appeal would be suppressed.  He don’t have enough money to pay the SC justices and no power to control and lobby the PSC as Gloria Arroyo does.  After all…these 8 justices are beholding to GMA as she installed them just for the purpose of helping her out at times like this.

        The 8 PSC justices should be fired on the spot tomorrow morning.   

  • Anonymous

    Kung may konti ka mang pagkakamali sa pagpapatupad ng mga gawain mo, Ms. Leila de Lima, hindi ko na yun napapansin dahil sa napakabigat na mga decision na ginawa mo para sa taong bayan!!! bihira ang gagawa at sasalungat sa mga ipinapatupad ng Korte Suprema na ‘ironically’ ay hindi makatarangan sa taong bayan. kung mag papaloko pa rin tayo dito sa mga supreme court justices na ito, walang katarungan na mapapala ang mga maliliit na tao! kaya, SALUDO AKO SAIYO, MS. LEILA DE LIMA… ibang klase ka! talagang matapang at hindi katulad ni brenda paistar echosera tsenadora, na bukod sa walang paninindigan, puro dada lang ang alam… mag de dare, pagnatalo sasabihin, “I lied!” IKAW NA, LEILA DE LIMA!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AUVZQYX3IUO7R2PEZRDS6ZDFUA RamBoDan

    I and my family will be supportive to any individual who works and fight for every rights of the Filipino people for Justice & freedom…especially the Lady with balls @ DOJ…Mabuhay ang Pilpinas!!!

  • Anonymous

    De Lima must be getting very little sleep this entire week, if at all, because she has
    a mountainload of things to do, and she has to eat plenty to get enough energy,
    while on the other hand, Gloria Arroyo is having sleepless nights and suffering from loss of appetite.

  • Anonymous

    Nobody speaks in the press today with overflowing emotions and straightforwardness except Sec De Lima; and you knew that she mean it. The whole country is mesmerized that a real lady has come to give us our REVENGE!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AUVZQYX3IUO7R2PEZRDS6ZDFUA RamBoDan

    @Manuel…yes you’re rrright! there…knowledge is power however they’ve used it the wrong way…now they’re reaping what they sow…I really dont care if they can be in political view forever as long as they do good for the benefits of the Filipino people…but they’re so much…what happened to them, its just plain Karma…God Bless the Philippines!!!

  • Anonymous

    De Lima for President. We need action. Binay is only good at palabas and double-dealing. He should never be President. Magpapayaman lang yan. Look at the Binay dynasty in Makati. 

  • Anonymous

    Steve Jobs

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U6ID7HIAU27IET6ORACKTDB4NM Sherwin

    “Woman with balls…” Really now! Does the author mean that women need a scrotum sac to be courageous? I think that The Inquirer editors should be more careful in allowing such outdated and offensive metaphors to be used by its contributors.

  • Anonymous

    Way to go Secretary De Lima! Woman of the Year!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    More power Madam Secretary! The country is behind you!

  • Anonymous

    the supreme court is very unfair to the filipino people. just because they are supreme, they thought they are always right. now, the arroyo’s are thinking of running to the supreme court again to get some favor and we’ll see if they will grant the arroyo’s request as they always do. thanks to the supreme court justices whose deeds are for the sake of the filipino people.

  • Anonymous

    So,the high tribunal blinked!  What a crap!  They issued that TRO knowing it has some defficiencies?  What the hecky is going on with those people?  Those dimwits got blinded with their loyalty to Arroyo they issued in haste one important document on civil rights of a citizen of the country?  Whoa!  I am greatly embarrassed!

    I thought these people are very meticulous even on a tiny detail of each issue pertaining to decisions they are supposed to decide and give out!  It turned out they are as fallible as any ordinary side walk vendor hawking their wares among a flood of pedestrians!  Goodness gracious!  If this country is being handled by these kind of people, what kind of justice can the people expect from them?  So scary really!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CZS2DG54GHTF7WV34AKNR6JSRE ferds

    The start of Gloria’s nightmare,  go go go Secretary De Lima, kahit pito-pito, basta gawin mo lang yung trabaho, then the Filipino people will behind you.

  • Anonymous

    Mabuhay Sec. Delima! The extreme political will you’ve shown this week was very refreshing & gave us hope!
     God bless you w/ grit to go after the powerful & wisdom in filing airtight cases against the corrupt trapos asap. I was worried about your media exposure too but it’s good to know you’re surrounded w/ sensible friends.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, I dont understand mga talangkas in the Philippines. You get somebody like this in the government, somebody with passion, integrity and the decency to do what is right and they spat on her instead of saying well done. 

    I say, THANK YOU and may we have more people like you, Secretary de Lima. We have been abused for so long its time we get the justice that we all deserve.

    • Anonymous

      and to all the Talangkas…… UP YOURS!

  • Anonymous

    Way to go, Delima.  Trash the justice system. Turn back to your sworn duty as a lawyer to uphold the law.  That’s what the mob wants.

    • Anonymous

      Wag to go being morally stupid.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_22XSGLM5C4M2CKUEYWBMQVYJSQ Karlo

    Kaya pala with balls kasi mukhang lalaki he he he oportunista kasi kaya kahit ano gagawin…tingnan na ntin sa huli kung sino magwawagi…..magsaya na kayo ngayon mga maka delima at makaabnoy..may araw din kayo..weder weder lang yan…..ang problema di pa tapos ang laban….

    • Anonymous

      Karlo, this is a discussion thread. Just air your views, but not your impression about physical appearance.  Lahat naman ng tao may kapintasan, di ba?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FUZFCTDRWIHEIRG43S6EGL626Y Ruel D

      HAHAHA…… ARE U FAKE? GAYA NG AMO MONG SI GLORIA AT CORONA…………………………………. HARHARHAR….

  • http://twitter.com/321kick henry samonte

    De Lima for PRESIDENT. WE NEED SOMEONE WITH BALLS. MORE BALLS THAN OUR PRESIDENT. “FIGHT FOR WHAT IS RIGHT.” 

    LET US ADMIT IS, SHE IS FIGHTING A “GLORIA’S SUPREME COURT,” WHY NOT!

  • Anonymous

    buti naman at makukulong na rin si mandame-rambong arroyo. wala ng excuse yung matandang binata sa malacanang na harapin na nya ang talagang trabaho niya. kapag hindi umusad ang ekonomiya, ano na naman kaya ang excuse niya?  si leila naman ayos na, epektib ang tigas ni delima and shes at the right place at the right time, backed by PNoy and FPJ fans, shes so hot nowadays that the filipino masa would be willing to do peoples power behind her. not even the supreme court can tell her to “stay”…susunod niyan siyempre tatakbo na yan…weder weder lang …he he he. overall, ang mga pulitiko pare-parehong oportunista and they all want to be celebrities at the expense of the ignorant masa. hindi mawawala ang mga corrupt sa ating lipunan. look at erap and the marcoses, theyre back in power …mamamayang pilipino rin ang may kagustuhan niyan

  • Tonypogi

    As a former Bedan, my hat is off to her. The least that the Dean of San Beda could have done with the comments of Ms. Horn is to keep silent even though the school is being insulted. By siding with the Arroyos instead of defending the school, he had shown undue bias (as San Beda is close to the Macapagals).

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PPAAD4WRHO3PCYQPORJJ5IT72A Arthur Castronuevo

    Sec. de Lima, we are very proud of you. Continue the good work. your efforts at fighting corruption with the president are admired here in the United States by all Filipino-Americans. We are tired of the corruption in government that has held down our county’s progress.
    Sec. de Lima, PLS. DO NOT FORGET THE OTHERS TOO. Gen. Garcia, Gen. Ligot, Gen. Angelo Reyes. You must recover ang nanakaw ng mga generals na ito, pati si Reyes na nagpakamatay DAW!!! Ipaghalimbawa ngan patay na siya, nasaan ang mga perang ninakaw niya sa taongbayan. Huwag ninyong pabayaang makinabang ang pamilya niya sa ninakaw niyang pera.
    MABUHAY SI DOJ SEC DE LIMA !!!! May God keep you and your family safe. The Filipino nation needs you and PNoy to fight corruption and punish those WHO GO TO MASS AND COMMUNION EVERY SUNDAY and STEAL FROM THE GOVERNMENT Monday to Friday.
    THANK YOU SEC. DE LIMA. GOOD LUCK TO YOU AND PNOY !!!!
    Please, please – DO NOT FORGET TO GO AFTER THE AMASSED WEALTH OF GENS. REYES, LIGOT AND GARCIA !!!!!!!!

  • ashleybulls

    Lobredo is a TRAPO…nothing can be compare to de Lima…why do you have to ask for legality if you’re the one  running the DILG?…You decide!???? Moron!??? Ingat tayo dyan kay Lobredo !!!

    • Anonymous

      Ashleybulls,
      Sorry but i don’t know Lobredo.

  • Pulis Na Pogi

    passion for work cost her marriage?  tell that to the marines!

    kamo, sobrang daldal nitong delay-ma kaya iniwan ng asawa.  tapos may nakikisawsaw pa na batangang abogado na taga comelec, ayun, natuluyan na!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_22PRRPV4XKOOIC5TBS2ZLT7PZQ Tirador Ngbuwaya

    Congratulations  to the ” one -man army ”  of  President Noynoy, my idol DOJ Sec Leila De Lima. . The corruption queen is now under hospital arrest. Buti na lang hindi nakinig si De Lima sa mga TRAPOS dyan sa House at sa Senate. . ..The bloody battle against corruption had just began. I am requesting the almost 90% of  our countrymen supporting President Noynoy and Sec De Lima to continue doing so until all these buwayas are put behind bars. . .until  progress and good life for the Filipinos had been attained. I am also urging my fellow Filipinos to remember the names of those  politicians who are now in the House of Representatives and in the Senate who are  trying to pull down Sec. De Lima BUT  in reality are doing NOTHING to fight corruption, cheating and injustice in our land. All fence sitters while De Lima is fighting the OTSO-OTSO of  the PGMA SC. We SHOULD NOT vote for these TRAPOS  anymore. Dapat po matuto na tayo. . At dun naman sa spokesman ng PGMA SC na kung magsalita ay daig pa ang Presidente ng Pilipinas, sir palagay ko po malapit ka ng maghanap ng bagong trabaho. . .

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GWUEFUC67ITH5GHMLH4LGH5HGI Tuta

    Impeach the 8 Supreme KANGAROO COURT Magistrates! Lead by Arroyo’s LAPDOG Midnight CHIEF INjustice Renato Corona-ng-patay. 

    Shame on you 8 Justices! STOP fooling the Filipino People!!!!

    Where is your Independence, Probity, Integrity and Impartiality? the very elementary requirement? BIAS PRO GMA Scums!

    Wake Up Filipino People! Let’s End this CULTURE OF IMPUNITY

  • Anonymous

    Kung talagang magaling si De Lima. bakit wala syang nagawa sa resulta ng imbestigasyon nya sa Manila hostage taking? bakit nakaupo pa rin sina usec Puno , mayor Lim et al.? Bakit namamayagpag pa rin si Lacson na parang walang nangyari ? Iyan ba ang matapang ? o dahil malapit na ang 2013 elections ?

  • Anonymous

    if she have those balls, they have to be big and heavy, it kept her from bending over the powerful arroyos and the supreme court.

  • Anonymous

    Job well done for de Lima? Not so fast, she defied the rule of law in persecuting GMA. She made the SC a useless branch of the government. Will she be put in jail if she is  changed with contempt by the SC for defying TRO. No she wont, the palace will protect her and Robredo’s PNP is under the order of the palace. She is untouchable who work is far from excellent, its full of drama in aid to personal ambition. Though the case of electoral sabotage is now filed in court, its hastily done and maybe half baked that could be dismiss by the regular court or SC at the end. Bakit walang sangkot na taga comelec sa kaso…ihahabol na lang daw si Abalos. Hangang si Abalos lang ba, how about ang mga nakaupong comelec commissioners that work sa Admin ni GMA. It’s command responsibility, why only purged on selected few. If you think that the case is well ironed out, not so, pweding makalusot sa lower court dahil sa dikta, let see if it will pass through independent courts. Justice is served with the filing of cases against GMA, not so fast again, she is yet to be found guilty by the court, we have to wait for the final verdict.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KMVFBQ3EVCY4DEIHF2FCG5L27U Great Man

      I think you can’t think like a moral ang logical man. Sadly, more Filipinos are like you. Arroyo’s supporters, ENEMIES of the Philippines and the Filipino people.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PPAAD4WRHO3PCYQPORJJ5IT72A Arthur Castronuevo

      wawa2172, you must be one of those being paid by GMA to post good opinions about her. She did not defy the law. She upheld the law. Unlike your heroine GMA, de Lima is right and should be commended. MABUHAY KA DE LIMA. YOU ARE A BREATHE OF FRESH AIR IN ONE OF THE MOST CORRUPT COUNTRIES. Your Supreme Court are not the Philippine Supreme Court. Corona and Associates are the Supreme Defenders of GMA. Lets call them for what they are. They are corrupt justices who got their positions to provide cover for Gloria’s behind.

      • Anonymous

        unfortunately, there is only one supreme court in the land and it happens to be one you and LdeL so despise…go shoot yourselves in the head!

      • Anonymous

        Thanks, I am still waiting for the payment from GMA, Ive sent your message to her so I can collect. Don’t worry, I would also make a good comment to Pnoy so I could collect from him, and I will make sure that I would pay the withholding to Kim Henares. I would like to give you back a dose of your medicine, do you collect from de Lima too, how much? can we compare notes. It’s a good business. Simply, what I am emphasizing is the respect to rule of law, a basic one and I guess de Lima knows it as bar topnotch. If your bill of rights is trampled by those in the government someday, well, I could only say, I told you so..thanks for responding.. i’ll inform you when I would be able to collect from GMA. You too, send me a message, if you got your dough from Atty. de Lima :).  

  • Anonymous

    Expect her to be the front cover of well-known international magazine.
    Appropriate title: LADY WITH BALLS.
    For the Ocho-ocho SC Justices, not even the back cover.

  • http://twitter.com/jub91 Steven Louis

    Dissolve the Supreme Court and start afresh.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FUZFCTDRWIHEIRG43S6EGL626Y Ruel D

    go girl, my idol……..

  • Anonymous

    Maraming salamat po Judge Marilou Runes-Tamang sa kaunting kaalaman tungkol sa buhay ni Sec. De Lima. Ako po at sampu ng aking mga kaibigan at pamilya`y ay naniniwala sa katapatan at bumibilib sa katapangan ng ating Kalihim. Tanging siya lamang po sa ngayon ang nakikitaan namin ng pagmamahal at lakas ng loob upang ma-ipagpatuloy ang Tuwid na Daan na plata-porma ng ating mahal na Pangulo. Dahil sa kilala at malakas po ang ating kalaban, sana po ay lagi natin siyang tulungan at bantayan sampu ng ating kababayan ang kanyang kaligtasan at kanyang pakikibaka para sa ikauunlad ng ating mahal na Bayang Pilipinas. Sec. Leila De Lima at Judge Tamang marami pong salamat at mabuhay po kayo!!! ….Leila De Lima for 2016 President!!

  • Anonymous

    de Lima for senator!

  • Anonymous

    wow, delima’s PR people at work….

    get the facts straight….. Delima’s “closeness” with her driver (who now owns a house and lot in pampanga) cost her her marriage.

    • Anonymous

      kamote Q pakita ka ebidensiya baka makasuhan ka ng rumor mongering

  • Anonymous

    De Lima is presently leading the way on what Pres. Noy’s type of true governance is. Ikaw ang kabuuan ng sinasabi natin “galang-galang sa gobyerno – honorable men and women in the government.  Mabuhay ka Ginang DeLima. 
    Tanong ko lang sa writer about this sentence, “Te believes that De Lima has so far been the only “consistent” performer in Mr. Aquino’s Cabinet”.  Why did you enclosed in quotation the word consistent. Are you doubting?

  • Anonymous

    Former Pres. Arroyo govt scandals, corruption and many more..

    1. NBN ZTE Scandal

    2. Millions of bribe money to Congressmen and Governors (October 2007)

    3. Cheating in 2004 Elections (HELLO GARCI)

    4. Joc Joc Bolante Case (Fertilizer Scam, P728 Million)

    5. JOSE PIDAL Bank Account (Unexplained Wealth, P200 Million)

    6. NANI PEREZ Power Plant Deal ($2 Million)

    7. Use of Road User’s Tax for Campaigning

    8. Billion Peso Macapagal Boulevard (Overprice of P532 Million)

    9. Juetengate? (Illegal Numbers game kickbacks)

    10. Extra Judicial Killings

    11. Arroyo Moneys in Germany (Exposed by Senator Cayetano)

    12. General GARCIA and Other Military Men

    13. Billion Peso Poll Automation contract to(Mega Pacific) (P1.3 Billion)

    14. Northrail Project($503 Million)

    15.  Maguindanao Results of 2007 Elections (ZUBIRI, BEDOL)

    16.  NAIA-3

    17.  Venable Contract (Norberto Gonzales)

    18.  Swine Scam (Exposed by? Atty. Harry Roque

    19. GLORIA Arroyo son hidden assets in united states

    20. EURO GENERAL’S

    21. CALAMITY FUND SCANDAL.

    22.  C-5 road controversy — Senator Manuel Villar

    23.P550-million worth of funds from the Overseas Workers’ Welfare Administration (OWWA).

    24. P780-million LWUA funds-PROSPERO PICHAY

    25. BISHOPS’s SUV-Gloria Birthday gift

    26. Arroyo linked in P325M lotto intelligence fund

    27. Arroyo got P200M in kickbacks from govt projects-Zaldy Ampatuan 

    28. P200.41 billion or $4.6 billion in Malampaya royalties from 2002 to May this year.

    29.LACSON ACCUSED FG MIKE ARROYO OF SELLING 3  REFURBISHED HELICOPTERS TO PNP AT P105 MILLION EACH

    30. 600,000 metric tons of Rotten rice imported from India.Kishore Hemlani, an Indian trader allegedly close to Arroyo, reportedly bagged the P9.5 billion contract for the rice importation. 

    31. DATO ARROYO wife bought the condo unit for $570,000, 

         70-square-meter one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit (Unit No. 533) at the luxury high-rise, full-service Gramercy Towers located at 1177 California St. in upscale downtown San 
    Francisco.

    32.- P50-million bribe to FG for the president’s veto of two franchise bills

    33. The additional funding led to a 41-percent spike in  advertising expenses, from P76.129 million in 2008 to P107.420 million in 2009, which went mostly to ads for Arroyo’s achievements.

    34. The report said the PIA received from the Department of Budget and Management a notice of cash allocations amounting to P344.789 million, even though only P222.488 
    million was appropriated for it under the national budget.

    35.- Denial of pork barrel funds to Malacanang’s political  enemies

    36.- Praises for Jovito Palparan, alleged mastermind of extra judicial killings of militants

    37.- Removal of govt bodyguards for former pres and Arroyo  critic, Cory Aquino

    38.- Appointment of manicurist as a member of the board of  Pag-Ibig

    39. Appointment of gardener as deputy of the Luneta Park  Administration.

    40. MIDNIGHT APPOINTMENT of an Arroyo,RENATO CORONA, as SC Chief Justice

          200+ other illegal midnight appointments

    41.- MIKEY ARROYO’s undeclared properties in California

    42.- Pardon of controversial convicted criminals like Ninoy’s murderers

    43.- EO 464; requiring Cabinet members to seek presidential clearance before testifying in Congress hearings

    44.- Promise (on Rizal Day) to not run for the presidency in 2004

    45.- “Vote Buying” by giving away Philhealth cards

    46.- Taxpayers’ money for her giant billboards and and PCSO tv campaign ads[/b]

    47- Appointment of Ben Abalos, a staunch GMA ally, as COMELEC chair

    48.- Mikey Arroyo’s importation of 32 thoroughbred horses from Australia worth P384 million.

    49.Former First Gentleman Mike Arroyo used 2 choppers 16 

    times, son Mikey 69

    50.PNoy: PAGCOR spent P1 BILLION on coffee

    51.Jose Miguel Arroyo owned helicopters’
    all Robinson R44 Raven Is with Series Nos. 1370 to 1374
    A total of $1,423,025 was paid to Lionair for the five helicopters.

    52.Pagcor ‘pabaon’ to Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo: P345M

    53.The godmother’s ties to the Pinedas(Jueteng lord)

    54. Glorietta 2 and Batasan bombings

        The Glorietta 2 bombing happened during the height of the bribery case which took place in Malacañang.

    55. Misuse of Balikatan funds Navy Lt. Nancy Gadian revealed an alleged malversation of funds in 2007

    56. Solon: Charge Gloria Arroyo for taking P98-M from PNoy’s social fund

    57. 50 MILLION PABAON GENERALS

        Former Armed Forces chiefs of staff Narciso Abaya, Dionisio Santiago, Generoso Senga, Hermogenes Esperon, and Alexander Yano,chiefs of staff – Angelo Reyes, Diomedio  Villanueva, and Roy Cimatu and MANY MORE..

    58.Colmenares: GMA had P488 billion in ‘pork.

    59. P1 BILLION down the drain in Arroyo-era jatropha project—DOST chief 

    60. GMA lying to SC saying we have extradiction treaty with Spain.

  • Anonymous

    Dapat umpisahan impeach na yan si CHEAP UNJUSTice Corona at ibang buwaya diyan sa SC. Basta sangkot si Arroyo at mga kampon nito sa mga kaso, palaging pabor sa Arroyo ang SC.

  • Anonymous

    Ilipat sa selda yang mga sangkot sa nakawan sa kaban ng 

    bayan. 

    Gloria ilipat sa selda. Parang 5 star hotel room niya sa 

    St. Lukes.

    stlukesmedicalcenterDOTcomDOTph/accommodations.php 

    .

  • Anonymous

    Buti pa si Justice Secretary de Lima matapang, she has guts, she has balls, daig pa nya ang merong tunay na “balls”  action agad, samantalang mga senador at congressmen, panay lang dakdak ng dakdak, sila ang dahilan kaya naghihirap ang Pilipinas.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EYRKSX4IWITB6LAMKDQVNDASQE ferdie

    mmmm  another press release from Sec. De Lima.
     
     

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EYRKSX4IWITB6LAMKDQVNDASQE ferdie

    mmmm  another press release from Sec. De Lima.
     
     

    • Anonymous

      @ferdie Hahaha  Isa ka din yata sa mga BUWAYA ng mga Arroyo.  Tulungan mo sir Mikey mo. “Sue me in court daw”. Hindi pa din niya ma explain ng maayos unexplained sudden wealth sa SAL niya. Tulungan mo siya sa BIR at DOJ. Palagi na lang humihingi ng extension. next time, siya ang susunod. Baka biglang magkasakit din. hahaha… Ma drama mga IDOL mo.

      • Anonymous

        Ang lala na ng Hepatitis mo dodong, dilaw na dilaw ka na e.

  • Patrick T

    I am proud of this Filipino!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2SWD2TVNX5354ZVMAOMARAD5HY Pakurhalla

    Now we got the ARROYO’s. Let’s get the FUGITIVE HOUDINI LACSON. who hide out like a rabbit and came back to our country with DFA FAKED DOCUMENTS. This is a NATIONAL INTEREST not a personal interest. Is PINK LACSON ABOVE THE LAW???? Now Secretary DE LIMA don’t be afraid to re-open Fugitive Lacson case because nobody is above the LAW and it merits a further investigation. This will truly show that YOU as the DOJ CHIEF PROSECUTOR HAS THE BALLS to do it. Are YOU afraid of PINK LACSON, Madam Secretary?? Or are you just waiting for an order from your BOSS NOYTARD?? Bless our poor souls for we have a DICTATORIAL GOVERNMENT.

  • Anonymous

    Go Leila!!!

    You’re my lady!!!

  • Anonymous

    ANONG WOMAN WITH BALLS? E WALA NAMAN SYA NAGAWA KE LACSON NA PINAGTAGUAN ANG WARRANT OF ARREST FOR MORE THAN 1 YEAR, E ANO NAGAWA NYA??? NAGING WOMAN WITH BUGOK NA BALLS SYA DITO! 

  • Anonymous

    Kung kayang ipakulong din ni De Lima sina Lacson, usecPuno et al. Tsaka na lang takaga ako bibilib, kasi pang poltical career lang ang lahat ng ito para sa kanyang 2013 ambition.

  • Julius Alcordo

    Why do people say ‘man up, grow some balls?’ balls are soft and vulnerable. If you wanna toughen up grow a vagina – those things can take a POUNDING

  • Julius Alcordo

    Why do people say ‘man up, grow some BALLS?’ BALLS are soft and vulnerable. If you wanna toughen up grow a VAGINA- those things can take a POUNDING

    • Anonymous

      They must be referring to the one bulging in her cheeks…hehehe

    • Anonymous

      I like it, man…you’re really man (up) enough to say these things. Why, I have a couple (balls) myself and you’re right they aren’t tough enough even for a slight “pitik” hahaha! I heard that the easiest way to make the elephant kneel is to pitik them balls, haha. So, a man with balls is a misnomer huh? Therefore, a man with a vagina surely will perk things up. A woman with…balls…will complement the former? I’m confused man, I’m confused. 

  • Anonymous

    De Lima must forget running for the Senate in 2013. She must stay on as Justice Secretary until 2016. She is most useful as Justice Secretary and the country needs her as such. Those who are urging her to run for the Senate may just want to remove her from the Department of Justice.

    Stay on in the Justice Department, Madam Leila. We need you there.  

    • Anonymous

      Or maybe run for President instead? If she can lock horns with the SC while being a mere cabinet member, how much more if she’s the most powerful person in the country?

  • Guest

    compared to de lima’s balls, topacio has balls full of hot, stinky air.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DSS66LKADXFMCPJFST7S4HY3XI james

    we all know de lima’s excuses (to defy the tro) are lame.
    but just the same thanks to
    her. it bought her (us filipino people) a couple of days to file the
    cases. she put it ‘all-in’ in that courageously wrong move. she went for
    broke there, man. for us all who think justice is worth it.

    had she not done so, we’d all be saying goodbye to tita glo.
    (and topacio will be doing his lawyering minus one ball)

    • Anonymous

      I do hopes & wish that somebody snatch topacio’s ball… to give him a LESSON!!! That wish include all the lawyers of the arroyos, for the sake of Juan dela Cruz.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BTUMEOCSZJ7LDL6PK7K4TWULTQ mack g

    Hail to the Chief ,,, Leila de Lima is my hero ,,,,, Si  Gonzales na Sec of Justice ni bansot ang pinaka walang kwentang Sec of Justice in the history of Phil.,,,,,,,,,,,,, 

    • Anonymous

      ay oo si former Justice Sec. Gonzales? ala yun kasing tanda niya mga sinasabi niya. di na akma sa kapanahunan natin ngayon, besides, di man siya pro RIGHT, pro GMA siya eh. 

      ALA SIYA TALAGA KWENTA!

  • Anonymous

    Go Leila go, we are behind you all the way!!!

  • Anonymous

    De Lima said, “I really try to do the right thing. I gather enough will to do what I believe I am supposed to do.”  A model for us all!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIWYLFLU4LPKS7B2ZLLRVFKS3Y vir_a

    Ilang araw na lang ang natitira for Laila to explain her defiance and disobedience to the Supreme Court. If she cannot justify her acts, we will all know what will happen. She will be served her own justice.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIWYLFLU4LPKS7B2ZLLRVFKS3Y vir_a

    Trashing, destroying our judicial system and disobeying the high court of the land are not acts of heroism

    • Anonymous

      We can not uphold the technicalities of the law over the interest of the nation. People’s interest is higher.

      • Anonymous

        it is also in the interest of the people that the technicalities of the law are complied with…. dura lex sed lex, the law may be harsh but it is the law…

    • Anonymous

      i concur.

  • Anonymous

    Mabuhay ka Sec. de Lima! Saludo ako sa yo!!  It’s hard for P-Noy to find another YOU in the DOJ!! Keep up the good work!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIWYLFLU4LPKS7B2ZLLRVFKS3Y vir_a

    The real winners in this drama are the media oligarchs who are enjoying brisk business by exploiting the GMA tragedy. The real losers are the gullibles.

  • Anonymous

    Maraming Salamat sa Panginoon at isinilang na pala and katapat ni Guloria Magnanakaw Ayawko … To JS De Lima.. saludo ako sayo… salamat at may paninindigan ka sa tungkulin mo… salamat dahil di mo sinunod ang Thief Runs Overseas (TRO) ng Sakim Corakot (SC). 

    Walang binatbat ang Satanic Cortrona (SC) sa  Justice Sexytary… karma niyo… Salamat Sec. Delima.. ikaw na talaga…

  • Anonymous

    De Lima, what is now the status of the case of Senator Lacson? Null and void?

    De Lima is still at the mercy of PNoy. 

  • Anonymous

    In the U.S. every government department or even a bureau has its own spokesperson. The top honcho very rarely meet the media maybe to protect him/her from hot spots. The prying media can roast the spokesperson to kingdom come, no problem. Sec. de Lima could very well use a spokesperson that way she can concentrate on the task at hand. Perceptions are abound that she’s a media thirsty, always talking not working, that she’s laying the ground for her senate quest and who can blame those people? Not that she’s not media savvy but that element of impartiality is suspect when she makes herself hoarse speaking in front of a tv camera. 

  • Anonymous

    God bless you and keep you, Secretary De Lima. May your tribe increase for the sake of the Filipino people.

  • Anonymous

    She is indeed doing the right things – conducting trial by publicity and defying court decisions when they do not conform to her plans.  Former Human rights commissioner turned human rights violator.

  • Anonymous

    To Sec. De Lima, Madam, a person like you is very much needed in a society like the Philippines. You are very effective as Justice Secretary. If being a senator would mute once again the Department of Justice, please stay as Justice Secretary. We need you there madam.

    We are on your back. My group will do in our capacity to inform you of any unscrupulous plan against you wherever you may be.

    God bless you madam! God is delightful to people who uphold righteousness. God punishes the wicked and HE has chosen you as the PUNISHER.

  • Anonymous

    Atty. Laurence L. Go topped the bar exams in 1986 and not Leila De Lima.

    • Anonymous

      O asan na kaya siya? What has he done for this country? Sana meron and he made his mark as well…just like de Lima na sumusunod lang sa kanya sa bar exam result ng 1986.

  • PnoyMePagasa

    maraming Leila De Lima pa ang kailangan ng Pilipinas. matalino, matapang at di natatakot mausig basta para sa kapakanan ng mga Pilipino. 

  • Anonymous

    I believe the title of the News
    Report is incorrect or dishonest. I’d like to blog the following comments I made and was
    posted in the other broadsheet over a week ago. And I quote:“…..Who says, the
    lady Secretary has “balls”? Actually, she isn’t acting on her own. Overturned
    once (remember, the Luneta hostage crisis recommendation?), she wouldn’t try
    being overturned again lest her senatorial ambitions fly in the air. Never mind
    if GMA’s constitutional right to travel is violated, never mind if, as former
    Senator Maceda said, it was GMA who gave her the break, never mind if there was
    no formal indictment yet, for so long as her actions ingratiate her to her boss
    and the non thinking Filipino voters.”  Unquote

    If the title of the story is
    sugar coated, would the contents  be even far behind? Fortunately for de Lima, the most
    powerful man of a dysfunctional government is behind her.   

     

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IJPEMCYBKVFALDPL6WSUIZJZTA Romy

    Afterall LdeL is right in standing by her decision she thinks is right despite against all odds.She really knows what she doing.I hope justice be served speedily not in snail-paced mode..Malakas ang kalaban..best lawyers and justices money can buy.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AUHY7NAKYRSA2T24MJ5P7EAA6U junteddy m

     DE LIMA IS MY PRESIDENT!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4XZ2FSAXZYYAX2SNGCSXNOJJBE nady ando

    ginagawa lang ang trabaho ni de lima pabor sa gusto ni pnoy na sabi kapakanan sa nakakarami..dito nag-umpisa ang delimna sa nakakaawang cgma pero ang masaklap ang pagsuway sa utos ng korte suprema na pwede pala labanan ang sopremo-korte na pilipinas..nakakatawa isipin sa mga hurado ng korte suprema na pabor sa TRO mas matalino si de lima kay sa kanila..dahil wala silang isip sa inisip ni delima na ngaun ay namayagpag sa kasikatan hehehe..sa ganito duelong pagalingan minsan nkakalungkot, ang pinka importante ang HUMAN RIGHTS (ex.kung ikaw c cmga) nawawala ito sa iyo (dahil sa kasalanan to be..pero hindi pa nagfile ng kaso) pnigilan na makaalis na ito ang naging udyok sa nkakarami.. sa ganito scenario kung ma abwuelto si de lima o sumang-ayon ang korte suprema sa explanation ni de lima dito naging isang dagok sa buong pilipinas gayun din sa mga ordinaryong tao tulad ko..ang isyu nito hindi ang kasalanan ni cgma na dapat habulin ( pakialam ko.. marami na naging hero pero walang nagbabago sa pinas, mas magaling simula pa nga rizal at ninoy – so pilipino is not worth of dying for)..sa lahat na nanungkulan presidente in fairness naman sa kanila kay presidente ramon magsaysay at ninoy aquino lang naging karadapat2 base sa history pero dahil naging masalimuot sa namumunong administraton nuon bagkus naging sakim sa makamundong sariling kpangyarihan ( biro mo mahigit 20yrs)..ngaun ang kapakanan ng isang tao at karamihan ay tinitimbang ( again modern pilato ) as cmga case as far as basic human rights dapat papayagan mag pagamot sa ibang bansa ( meron pang rights eh wala pa nagfile na kaso that time ).. at kung hindi sya bumalik sa pinas buong konsenya ng pamilyang macapagal-arroyo at guilty si cgma sa sambayang pilipino na naging buhay ang katawn pero pumananaw ang espiritu dala ang malaking kahihiyaan..malamang hindi nga tangapin ni san pedro IV papuntang langit at it’s enough na being as christian o gusto wala na lang christianity..kung nag after tayo the so-called KARMA what for? is their any karma word of Jesus Christ? look the history of FM..hangang ngaun hindi pa nalibing at alam naman natin meron din rights si FM na malibing sa tamang proseso..ano ba talaga juan de la cruz ang tamang daan para sa tuwid as far as kapakanan ng isan tao?

    • Jesus Pagcanlungan

      andami mo sinabi wala namang nagbasa hahahaha

  • http://twitter.com/ZALZANZIBAR ALBERTO ZALAZAR

    SALUDO ako sa yo…SEC. DE LIMA,….hindi lahat ng ginagawa mo ay Tama para sa akin pero…karamihan naman sa ginagawa mo ay Excellent ang resulta,…Mabuhay KA & I think you will look more Pretty kung minsan ay ..you…SMILE!

  • http://twitter.com/jonting Johnny Ting

    Did de Lima defy TRO?  Did BID reject TRO or were they just ckecking authenticity of TRO? GMA should have brought a sheriff to present TRO to BID in NAIA. NAIA was a circus and the Arroyos missed their flight, didn’t they?

  • Anonymous

    the nation is lucky to have you sec de lima, i wish and hope that we have more of your kind in the gov’t.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T7ZIHYQYAHJKASWU5GTOCD2XMA Jb Eleazar

    I don’t think we should pity a person who has millions and billions of money who can afford to buy medicines and be confined in an expensive hospital,but rather we should pity those poor countrymen who has nothing if they got sick, Atty. Saguisag is right who would say that  GMA is really that sick wherein someone saw that she is wearing high heels in her wheel chair and Mikey went abroad and should be beside her mother at this time, think about it !

    • Anonymous

      Good observations.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SBZPQWP2C3N2UERBIOAEJBYNFU J C

      If Mikey abandoned his own mother to go abroad when she’s about to go to prison, in her current “sick” state, maybe hes there doing more of her dirty work….making plans for her future escape. 

      • Anonymous

        maybe… maybe…. that’s rumormongering. lol!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TH76KLWNFL3UJ3E7BPXUVD2ATQ Dada

        @JC: Ayan na naman bumubuo ng tsismis.

  • Anonymous

    I will say it again, you’re my Hero. Ms. Leila De Lima. Ipinakilala mo na ang mga Pilipino ay hindi basta
    kayang ululin. Sulong sa daang matuwid, para sa kapakanan ng mas marami. Marapin pobre Pilipino na gaya namin ang kailangan ng leader na gaya ni De lima at P- Noy. Leila Delima for President 2016 movement.

    • Anonymous

      Its heroine for de Lima, she being a woman. Hero is for a man like Jose Rizal.

      • Anonymous

        basic na lang ako para maintindihan ng crazy 8ths sa Supreme Court.

      • Anonymous

        basic words na lang para maintindihan pati na ng crazy 8′s sa Supreme Court.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TH76KLWNFL3UJ3E7BPXUVD2ATQ Dada

      @completechange1: Maibibigay ba talaga ni Pnoy ang lahat ng gusto mo? Eh ang gusto ng mga Farmers sa HL di nga. Takot lang kaya sila mapahiya. Tutal naman galit ang karamihan di sinakyan ng lang nila dahil alam naman nila pag magalit ang mga tao pwede sumugod kahit kailan dahil galit naman lagi ang pinaiiral ng karamihan .

  • Anonymous

    Take that, Bautista-Horn. Bar topnotcher ito.

  • Anonymous

    Leila de Lima, isang magiting na tao na naninindigan sa ano man ang matuwid at karapatdapat para sa ikakauunlad ng katarungan at katapatan sa katotohanan.

    Yan ang taong dapat tularan, walang atrasan sa banggaan at malinis ang pakay sa bawa’t hakbang.

    Kapag nasa tuwid na landas ka, paano ka matitibag?

  • Anonymous

    The Spirit of the Law vs. the rule of Law.

    People need to understand the reason and intent why the Law was written. 

    In the case of Mrs Arroyo unfortunately, the Law was being used as a means to obstruct justice by exploiting technicalities.

  • Anonymous

    Leila de Lima, the Elliot Ness of the Philippines. I hope she can form her own “Untouchables” to help her.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QWEDHCSIUQ32H4ZP5UO67777O4 Chen Dai Jian

    Ayan ang mga Law sa San Beda may ISIP at PANININDIGAN di basta basta naniniwala sa mga balita at sabi-sabi. San Beda, dapat lang ipagmalaki si DE LIMA.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jose-Hernani-Parco/100000334088180 Jose Hernani Parco

    tell you what, she’s got more balls than a ball park does!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SBZPQWP2C3N2UERBIOAEJBYNFU J C

    Thank you De Lima, stay strong! You and the president are our light and hope for this country! We support you and admire you. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JWHQQBHJHXFWVWH3N7TJR2QURU Anthony

    To all decent Filipinos hoping for change in our polictics, who want to clean up our image as a crooked and corrupt nation, let us show our support to Secretary De Lima.  The Supreme Court with all its powers is nothing but a Court made up of men, appointed mostly by the previous President. Even the Chief Justice was appointed during the end of her term.  No delicadeza there obviously!  To all Newspapers and Social Networks, please run a survey or referendum so we can vote and show our trust or distrust in the Supreme Court. If it shows overhwelming distrust, that is the voice of the people and they should resign for protecting and abetting corruption in this country.

    • http://www.perakoto.com Invest in Your Future

      I’d vote for De Lima for senator! We need people like her who will do what it takes even if she had to defy the supreme court. She knew she was right and she had the courage to do what she thought was best for the people. I feel that most people are behind her and even if it comes to her squaring off with the justices, she’d get them all impeached! :)

      • Anonymous

        I agree with you. DOJ SECRETARY DE LIMA will be the topnotcher when she runs for senator, no doubt about it! The Filipino people knew that the TRO was INEFFECTIVE because it did not follow the rules of not listening to both sides. Secretary De Lima, you did the right thing of not following the perverted TRO ruling favoring GMA! The Filipino people are behind you, so don’t worry of anything! Congratulations for a job well done!

      • Anonymous

        This is a dangerous precedent, I mean, not following SC orders. This is beyond GMA already. It is about the following the rule of law. De Lima’s action is an assault on the intergrity of the court.
        Btw, the SC spokesman clarified later after his presscon that the TRO was immediately executory by a vote of 7-6 even if the the compliance of the Arroyo’s counsel is incomplete. 

      • Anonymous

        di ba nga terms were not met by the Arroyo camp regarding the TRO and one more thing, me integrity nga ba ang SC? since when?

      • Anonymous

        The Pattern, the SC spokesman clarified later after his presscon that the TRO was immediately executory by a vote of 7-6 even if the the compliance of the Arroyo’s counsel is incomplete. 
        You missed my point on the integrity of the Supreme Court as an institution of democracy. 

      • Anonymous

        but according to the govt, terms were not met regarding the TRO, so who’s telling the truth now? i did not miss a beat about SC’s integrity, GMA-appointed justices in the SC you call that integrity?

      • Anonymous

        I believe the more dangerous precedent was the very issuance of an apparently defective TRO.  What followed was merely a consequence of such precedent.

      • Anonymous

        the TRO was not defective, it still stands. However, one of the 3 conditions where not complied by GMA so it remains, unenforceable. hope this clears the issue. ;-)

      • Anonymous

        Please reconcile this valid ‘TRO’ against its unenforceability.

        If a TRO is ‘immediately executory’ then why were there conditions set?

        Forgive my ignorance. (“,)

      • Anonymous

        In one of the interviews of De Lima she mentioned that this is how TRO’s are ordinarily structured at the end.  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JWHQQBHJHXFWVWH3N7TJR2QURU Anthony

    May I be the first to cast my vote on the referendum:
    Do you  Trust or Distrust the present Supreme Court?
    Can it honestly render an adverse judgment against the one who appointed them?
    My vote:  distrust, no it can not render an objective judgement against one who apponted them

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UPA6B34NMPNYIOX2HHYNF4C4SU Paul

    VIVA  DELIMA !  
    Majority of the Filipinos here and abroad are very proud of you.
    Only the few pro GMA hate you.Don’t mind them. Mamatay sila sa inis.

  • Anonymous

    sec. de lima must thank comm. brillantes of his speedy action to convened the comelec commissioners and filed the case. without this sec de lima is still in the hot water…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6NV2NIE62WV3JGIGCBB7LFZBX4 generra

    HERALD THE BEDANS COMING!!!!!!! In the fight against corruption, GO SAN BEDA FIGHT!!!!! To my fellow Bedans, Justice Secretary De Lima and Comelec Chairman Sixto Brilliantes. Animo to you! You showed the wisdom of Benedict’s soul! Faith in God and Love for the TRUTH. For San Beda, our Country and God!!!!

    • Anonymous

      fight corruption??? mahiya naman kayo di ba pa yan CORRUPTION? ang mg kasabwat ang DOJ at Comelec para makapagsampa ng kasong napakabilis sa history ng philippines’s faster ever as …even in martial law times……kinu corrupt nyo ang isipan ng mga kabataan na ang batas sa pilipinas ay pueding piliin lang kung ikaw ay nasa puesto.kaya maaming ng aambisyon na maka upo sa puesto ng gobyerno kahit kapirangot ang sahod kase andiyan ang kayamanan…sa corruption. ang hinahabol nyo ay corrupt kayo naman na nghahabol ay mas corrupt pa ang isipan..saan patutungo ang atin bansa?????

      • Anonymous

        Meron ka bang proof na corrupt si Laila de Lima?  Kung meron, please have the balls to charge her in court!  O baka hindi mo naman kayang lumaban ng paspasan, at bagkus, bibig mo lang ang matapang!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZZ37DHP3HGBE5KHOYT2GTSVVP4 elisabeth

        tama ka dyan pinoykongtunay,,,

  • Anonymous

    De Lima! Even your own San Beda dean of law said you violated the law by not following the TRO. Perfect. Para kang si Enrile nung time ni Marcos.

    • Anonymous

      Ano kayang sasabihin ng mga Bedan lawyers and law students tungkol dito sa pagsunod ni De Lima sa SC? Nagsalita na yung Dean of College of Law. Maling mali daw si De Lima. Sumobra yata ang BALLS ni De Lima. Pakibilang nga. LOL!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FLR3XPOPKBGG6KQOCOK376ZQQ4 Firsjun Trasmonte,jr.

    Now that a case is filed in Court of law and a warrant of arrest issued it is now incumbent upon the parties concerned to seek due process to determine guilt beyond reasonable doubt so that appropriate judgment could be rendered, I just wondered what shall happen in two years that could not happen in one day? To me the issue of leaving the country is now moot while a legal battle will ensue. We’ll just watch for these as it will unfold.Righteousness will exalt our nation and people of the Philippine island.

    • Anonymous

      Wait, my jurisdiction issue pa at yung legality of the DOJ-Comelec panel which promulgated the resolution. If these were decided in favor of GMA, all the proceedings in the DOJ-Comelec panel will be nullified and the  Warrent of Arrest issued by the RTC will be void ab initio.
      Matagal pa ito. Huwag muang magcelebrate ang mga GMA haters. :)

  • Anonymous

    Did she have BALLS when she blinked on prosecuting Lacson, a senator of the republic, when he evaded arrest and used fake travel papers?
    Did she have BALLS when she timidly accepted the rebuke from her boss in the Luneta shooting incident?
    Did she have BALLS when she failed to hail to court the officials of Bucor who were found to be in the take 
    amounting to P2.5M every month from rich prisoners?
    Yes, she had BALLS in following his boss’ order to prosecute his political enemies like GMA even at the risk of throwing the country into constitutional crisis and fulfill her senatorial ambitions.
    Yes, she had balls in defying the SC’s TRO order which even an ordinary law student knows that SC orders should be followed. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XMBNVCCLR4MQQEAT7PEFAGJRVE NestorC

    Good job De Lima. Forget the paid detractors because sooner or later the funds will be boned dry…

  • Anonymous

    yes she has BALLS kahit ano pa sabihin niyo. no need to elaborate.

    • Anonymous

      In what sense? Pag kalaban ni PNoy, may BALLS siya.
      Pag kaalyado ni PNoy like Lacson, nawawala ang BALLS niya. LOL!

      • Anonymous

        ganyan naman tayo lagi eh. pag walang RESULTA ayon sa expectations natin me paratang, pag me ginawa namang hakbang me masasabi din, saan ba talaga tayo?

  • Anonymous

    Hmm… Who’s got bigger balls??? Secretary De Lima or Atty. Topacio?

    • Anonymous

      topacio! mas mukha syang BALL

    • Anonymous

      madali lang ma settle yan, Bro
      ipakita nila sa publiko

  • http://twitter.com/andyturfz Ferdinand R. Publico

    Bonnga! De Lima!

  • http://twitter.com/Joe_The_Kano Joe Kano

    Someone should be fired for that stupid headline.

  • Anonymous

    si Sec DOJ have “balls”
    pero si TUPAK sa IYO, have no balls?
    kaya pala, matapang siang mag hamon na ipa putol nia ang kanyang “balls” dahil wala naman palang maputol
    hehehe…

    • Anonymous

      Wala akong interes sa balls ni Topacio. Side issues na lang yan. lol!

  • http://twitter.com/CB82310 Cathy Besa

    De Lima is 8th placer of BAR in 1985… well anyways, she is good.. worth it to be top… She is anyway topnotcher to the eyes of the Filipino crying for justice…

    • Anonymous

      Pumalya yata ang pagka-topnotcher niya. Even a first year student knows that the order of the SC should be followed. No ifs, no buts. 

      • Anonymous

        Hahaha, Amoringis, it looks like your intellect failed you this time! The TRO has a DEFECT which they finall acknowledged, so the so-called TRO is NOT yet executory! Capisce?

      • Anonymous

        Dagohoy, Nope, this was clarified by Midas Marquez, SC spokesman. The SC voted 7-6 to enforce the TRO despite the incomplete compliance of conditions by the lawyer. Pakiresearch lang.

      • Anonymous

        @amoringis You twisted it here. It appears that SC spokesman Midas Marquez is a Judas, like the majority of the SC justices. Re-read that again.
        newsinfoDOTinquirerDOTnet/97195/%E2%80%98midas-touch%E2%80%99-not-working-on-sc-justice
        .

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MZKGOTWL3ZISAMNCLZ53UUGNMY NORBERT

      not believe better her in the ocean of red sea’

  • Anonymous

    Repost….Did she have BALLS when she blinked on prosecuting Lacson, a senator of the republic, when he evaded arrest and used fake travel papers?Did she have BALLS when she timidly accepted the rebuke from her boss in the Luneta shooting incident?Did she have BALLS when she failed to hail to court the officials of Bucor who were found to be in the take amounting to P2.5M every month from rich prisoners?Yes, she had BALLS in following his boss’ order to prosecute his political enemies like GMA even at the risk of throwing the country into constitutional crisis and fulfill her senatorial ambitions.Yes, she had balls in defying the SC’s TRO order which even an ordinary law student knows that SC orders should be followed.

  • Anonymous

    De Lima is my man!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZZ37DHP3HGBE5KHOYT2GTSVVP4 elisabeth

      she;all yours hehe

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MZKGOTWL3ZISAMNCLZ53UUGNMY NORBERT

    magiging madilim ang buhay naten kay delima di ako believe sayu mag araro ka na lang sa bukid delima buti pa’

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MAVNEFXUT5OTDLRSUXPQST6SUI catmanjohn

    Ms. De Lima is a heroine for all the good people of the Philippines, and may GOD protect her in her relentless fight for justice on the behalf of her government and people.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Leodegardo-Pruna/100000668583781 Leodegardo Pruna

      How can one be a heroine when she is not acting on her own but being dictated or ordered upon?

      • Anonymous

        How do you know she is being ordered or dictated upon by someone else?  Do you have proof? If you can prove it without a doubt, just DO it!  If not, just shut up now!  You make stupid noises!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5P6P3MFOHCEBRFKYI3MBKTYQQY ramser

        I suupose you know that for a fact?? Some inside information that you could impart to the Inquirer?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZZ37DHP3HGBE5KHOYT2GTSVVP4 elisabeth

      yak,,yak

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Leodegardo-Pruna/100000668583781 Leodegardo Pruna

    I am confused. DoJ secretary having balls? The reason “why” everybody knows.

  • Anonymous

    the oligarch newspaper is now pushing for the senate bid of Secretary Delima!!!  Whose next? ABS CBN!

  • Anonymous

    Dapat umpisahan impeach na yan si CHEAP UNJUSTice Corona 

    at ibang buwaya diyan sa SC. Basta sangkot si Arroyo at 

    mga kampon nito sa mga kaso, palaging pabor sa Arroyo ang 

    SC.

  • Anonymous

    Ilipat sa selda yang mga sangkot sa nakawan sa kaban ng 

    bayan. Bukas ang mata nila nang ninakawan ang bayan natin. 

    Magdusa ang dapat magdusa para maging deterrent sa mga 

    future magnanakaw.

    Gloria ilipat sa selda. Parang 5 star hotel room niya sa 

    St. Lukes.

    stlukesmedicalcenterDOTcomDOTph/accommodations.php 

    .

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IJYMFWI5A74TKZEOGM5OZ66YZU persistence

    truth always shine. we need more responsible personality like De Lima. please go to Facebook. search and support PROSECUTE ARROYO NOW

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G7X5DO3WNUK4ORHZCFW4IAYS24 Lloyd

    BETTER DE LIMA TO RESIGN. SHE HAS NO PLACE IN PHIL GOVT IF SHE DOES NOT KNOW THE INTERPRETATION OF THE LAW. SHE IS INVENTING HER OW. LEGAL THEORIES PARA LANG MAPANSIN AT SYEMPRE POGI POINTS UN COME 2013 SENATORIAL ELECTIONS AS EARLY AS NOW SHE ANNOUNCED HER AMBITION IN ASPIRING AS SENATOR.

  • Anonymous

    Former Pres. Arroyo govt scandals, corruption and many more..

    1. NBN ZTE Scandal

    2. Millions of bribe money to Congressmen and Governors (October 2007)

    3. Cheating in 2004 Elections (HELLO GARCI)

    4. Joc Joc Bolante Case (Fertilizer Scam, P728 Million)

    5. JOSE PIDAL Bank Account (Unexplained Wealth, P200 Million)

    6. NANI PEREZ Power Plant Deal ($2 Million)

    7. Use of Road User’s Tax for Campaigning

    8. Billion Peso Macapagal Boulevard (Overprice of P532 Million)

    9. Juetengate? (Illegal Numbers game kickbacks)

    10. Extra Judicial Killings

    11. Arroyo Moneys in Germany (Exposed by Senator Cayetano)

    12. General GARCIA and Other Military Men

    13. Billion Peso Poll Automation contract to(Mega Pacific) (P1.3 Billion)

    14. Northrail Project($503 Million)

    15.  Maguindanao Results of 2007 Elections (ZUBIRI, BEDOL)

    16.  NAIA-3

    17.  Venable Contract (Norberto Gonzales)

    18.  Swine Scam (Exposed by? Atty. Harry Roque

    19. GLORIA Arroyo son hidden assets in united states

    20. EURO GENERAL’S

    21. CALAMITY FUND SCANDAL.

    22.  C-5 road controversy — Senator Manuel Villar

    23.P550-million worth of funds from the Overseas Workers’ Welfare Administration (OWWA).

    24. P780-million LWUA funds-PROSPERO PICHAY

    25. BISHOPS’s SUV-Gloria Birthday gift

    26. Arroyo linked in P325M lotto intelligence fund

    27. Arroyo got P200M in kickbacks from govt projects-Zaldy Ampatuan 

    28. P200.41 billion or $4.6 billion in Malampaya royalties from 2002 to May this year.

    29.LACSON ACCUSED FG MIKE ARROYO OF SELLING 3  REFURBISHED HELICOPTERS TO PNP AT P105 MILLION EACH

    30. 600,000 metric tons of Rotten rice imported from India.Kishore Hemlani, an Indian trader allegedly close to Arroyo, reportedly bagged the P9.5 billion contract for the rice importation. 

    31. DATO ARROYO wife bought the condo unit for $570,000, 

         70-square-meter one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit (Unit No. 533) at the luxury high-rise, full-service Gramercy Towers located at 1177 California St. in upscale downtown San 
    Francisco.

    32.- P50-million bribe to FG for the president’s veto of two franchise bills

    33. The additional funding led to a 41-percent spike in  advertising expenses, from P76.129 million in 2008 to P107.420 million in 2009, which went mostly to ads for Arroyo’s achievements.

    34. The report said the PIA received from the Department of Budget and Management a notice of cash allocations amounting to P344.789 million, even though only P222.488 
    million was appropriated for it under the national budget.

    35.- Denial of pork barrel funds to Malacanang’s political  enemies

    36.- Praises for Jovito Palparan, alleged mastermind of extra judicial killings of militants

    37.- Removal of govt bodyguards for former pres and Arroyo  critic, Cory Aquino

    38.- Appointment of manicurist as a member of the board of  Pag-Ibig

    39. Appointment of gardener as deputy of the Luneta Park  Administration.

    40. MIDNIGHT APPOINTMENT of an Arroyo,RENATO CORONA, as SC Chief Justice

          200+ other illegal midnight appointments

    41.- MIKEY ARROYO’s undeclared properties in California

    42.- Pardon of controversial convicted criminals like Ninoy’s murderers

    43.- EO 464; requiring Cabinet members to seek presidential clearance before testifying in Congress hearings

    44.- Promise (on Rizal Day) to not run for the presidency in 2004

    45.- “Vote Buying” by giving away Philhealth cards

    46.- Taxpayers’ money for her giant billboards and and PCSO tv campaign ads[/b]

    47- Appointment of Ben Abalos, a staunch GMA ally, as COMELEC chair

    48.- Mikey Arroyo’s importation of 32 thoroughbred horses from Australia worth P384 million.

    49.Former First Gentleman Mike Arroyo used 2 choppers 16 

    times, son Mikey 69

    50.PNoy: PAGCOR spent P1 BILLION on coffee

    51.Jose Miguel Arroyo owned helicopters’
    all Robinson R44 Raven Is with Series Nos. 1370 to 1374
    A total of $1,423,025 was paid to Lionair for the five helicopters.

    52.Pagcor ‘pabaon’ to Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo: P345M

    53.The godmother’s ties to the Pinedas(Jueteng lord)

    54. Glorietta 2 and Batasan bombings

        The Glorietta 2 bombing happened during the height of the bribery case which took place in Malacañang.

    55. Misuse of Balikatan funds Navy Lt. Nancy Gadian revealed an alleged malversation of funds in 2007

    56. Solon: Charge Gloria Arroyo for taking P98-M from PNoy’s social fund

    57. 50 MILLION PABAON GENERALS

        Former Armed Forces chiefs of staff Narciso Abaya, Dionisio Santiago, Generoso Senga, Hermogenes Esperon, and Alexander Yano,chiefs of staff – Angelo Reyes, Diomedio  Villanueva, and Roy Cimatu and MANY MORE..

    58.Colmenares: GMA had P488 billion in ‘pork.

    59. P1 BILLION down the drain in Arroyo-era jatropha project—DOST chief 

    60. GMA lying to SC saying we have extradiction treaty with Spain.

    • Anonymous

      Akala ko ba BALLS ni De Lima ang topic dito? lol!

  • Anonymous

    While I know Miss Ruais was eloquent enough to answer her question in English ( not the major-major type), I feel that the process of Q & A part in any international beauty pageant should be revisited. Firstly, I think the way the process is done sets us up for potential failure. Secondly, this being a competition, I think we should also reconsider our strategy when the Q & A comes for all our contestants. Its not rocket science to see that the Q &A put us at a disadvantage as the non-English speaking contestant have time to think up their answer. As the answer is translated, who is to know whether they answered correctly/ rationally as the judges may not be conversant in the language that a contestant would answer in. In that situation, who is to  know also that the interpreter may “embellish”  the answer of the contestants for after all, their skills of translation are also put into test so it behooves the interpreter  to come with a sound, grammatically correct translation.  I believe our strategy should also adopt the same tact as employed by non-English speaking contestants by passing through an “interpreter”, After all, we do not get “additional” points is we answer in English. Even worse if the contestant is not conversant in English and has a distinct “provincial” accent she would be grappling for words. If there was an interpreter, they could also embellish the same thought and feelings in their answer. In that respect, it becomes apples-to apples “warfare”.  If we wish to win any future international pageant, we must and have to SET-UP our contestant for SUCCESS and not potentail failure as what is being done now. Going through this path will ensure a level playing field.

  • Anonymous

    but according to the govt, terms were not met regarding the TRO, so who’s telling the truth now? i did not miss a beat about SC’s integrity, GMA-appointed justices in the SC you call that integrity?

  • Anonymous

    kung alam pala ng isang justice na may defect yung TRO.. bat di nya ni advise c Marquez knowing na ma pindown ang SC.. gnyan ba tlaga mga justices walang pakialam kung msira man ang image ng SC?

    well well well.. seems may contact si Delima sa loob alam nya yung loophole kaya ni defy nya ung TRO..
    oh no.. anong nangyari sa Republic of the Philippines.. wheew..

  • Anonymous

    Forget it de Lima does not have the balls but has a crack, and let us not glorify her broken marriage as reason that she does her job well and the reason it ended. Their is much deeper reason why de Lima’s marriages did not work, huwag na nating imbistigahan, let us give them the privacy buhay nila yon. As to de Lima as bar topnotch na pa wow ako  but saglit lamang. Defying the SC order was not an excuse for her not to be cited for contempt. She knows the rule kasi topnotch sa bar unless she doesn’t know its application. Ignorance of the law excuses no one lalo na kung bar topnotch ka. Dapat makulong din siya for breaking the rule of law, sa selda at St. Luke din katabi ni GMA, aircon.  

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5P6P3MFOHCEBRFKYI3MBKTYQQY ramser

      and you can try putting your mouth against that crack wawa – thats all you are good for.
      As for me she is a great lady – just wish your mother had been like that and given a proper spanking at your balls at the rright time.

      • Anonymous

        Sorry folk, my mom loves my dad, the promise of tell death do as part was true to them. My mom is a great mom, she goes to the market too almost every early in the morning to buy food for the family with my dad as her usual companion. For some reason, they complement each other and work never been an issue to their relationship. So who would love to glorify success in job as the reason for broken marriages? That how it was written to boast de Lima’s stock, if you like it, not me. I work hard for my family but I won’t allow it to break my marriage. After saying this, I know my mom wont spank me…my mom and also my wife knows how to protect the family treasure :)

      • Anonymous

        WAWA, continue loving your Mom and wife.  They need it.

        The Filipinos will continue loving Sec Leila De Lima.  WE need HER in government.

  • Hexel Dagooc

    She’s using her balls in the wrong place. Ganun pala turo ng Law sa San Beda nung time nya…

  • Anonymous

    non-sense! ayaw ko syang katabi

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZZ37DHP3HGBE5KHOYT2GTSVVP4 elisabeth

    tuta lang naman c delima n PINOY kaya super yabang at bilib sa sarile at sila na ang gagawa nang batas bagong dictator nang pinas at bagay sila hehehe…

  • Anonymous

    This one is for Secretary De Lima.

    “Every now and again not often but occasionally, you get to be part of justice being done.” -  Tom Hanks in Philadelphia

  • http://twitter.com/JeanValjean78 Jean Valjean

    An ordinary man can’t get over himself to get even with anyone that have done wrong to him.  ”A tooth for a tooth, an eye for an eye…”  It is every man’s natural instinct to seek vengeance.  However, if one is cloth with tremendous power to make a great change to mankind, an ordinary man must transcend from his human flaws.  This is where our President FAILED immensely.He has failed to go beyond his human nature.  Understandably he is not Jesus!  But we don’t expect him to become Jesus Christ…We only hope he is better than the average people.  We only hope that he obey the law and the Constitution that swore to uphold.   The ends does not justify the means.  If Noynoy will continue to twist and distort the law and the Constitution to satisfy his quest for blood then he will no different from his predecessor.  The people who voted for him deserve better than this.  I voted for him but I expected him to be better than this…If GMA was   referred to us the EVIL EMPIRE then NOYNOY will be nothing more than a replica of DARTH VADER.  Drunk with hatred and vengeance he will only end up as TYRANNIC AS HIS ARCH ENEMY.  And with all this battles and soap drama, although it is quite entertaining for the rest of the people, at stake is the future of this country, our children, the future of our children, and our children’s children…I hope NOYNOY will someday wake up before its too late…!

    • Anonymous

      It’s not getting even. Pnoy is just implementing justice. As you have said, GMA has ruled an evil empire. People have suffered during her reign. If the government will just let go the evil deeds that the past regime has done then let me borrow your quotes, “what will be the future of our children & the future of this country” if we will let the evil deeds pass our watch? It will be a precedent
       to the future persona who will duplicate what GMA has done that justice is still for their manipulation because of their power still can buy justice, then where will this country lead us to? 

    • Anonymous

      Btw, talking about PNoy whose latest accomplishment in this case is destroying the other institution of democray which is the SC, here are his accomplishment during his first 500 days:

      1. unconstitutional EO No.1 & EO No. 22. bungled hostage rescue3. blatant lie about the $430 million MCC grant4. wrongful deportation of 14 Taiwanese fraud suspects to China 5. release of morong 436. missing in action during the typhoon7. first and second quarter’s GDP is at its lowest8. unemployment gone from bad to worse9. people suffering from higher cost of living and having depress wages10. core inflation rate increased from 3.9 to 411. visitor arrivals decreased from 377, 672 to 317,44313. underemployment Rate increased from 0.178 to 0.19414. poverty Incidence has remained the same at 21%15. imports 1/ dropped from USD 4, 568 to USD 5, 49716. BIR and BOC failed to meet their respective revenue targets17. Double vat on toll is imposed18. failed to stop jueteng19. billion lost in revenue due to missing container vans20. corruption still rampant in national and local level21. PPP zero investment22. crime statistics increased23. rising cost of food, fuel, electricity and basic commodities24. very unproductive legislature under pnoy’s admin25. cancellation of flood projects resulting to massive flooding25. increased pork barrel and CCT budgets and cut the budget on education.27. failed CCT program28. 5 million pesos aid to MILF29. 31 million pesos aid to (not existing) ABB 30. 5-10 million bribe to congressmen to back up steps taken against GMA31. P-noy’s 1.46 Billion intelligence fund for 201132. LEDAC MEETING – Food costing almost Php1M33. Executive Clemency to a dead person 34. Display of Inverted Flag35. PCSO transferred to PICC36. Some PCSO Personnel & facilities & equipments in some other offices37. An Invalid Leader of a syndicate group smuggled out of the country for defrauding gov’t casinos38. Credit-grabbing of FPGMA’s finished & on-going projects39. Missing in action on the massacre of Military men in Basilan40. Bribing Congressman in support for Merci’s impeachment41. US$1M aid to Japan42. Grounded Helicopters during flood rescue operations (di bale ng mas madaming mamatay basta intact nag evidence against arroyos)43. Unresolved Hacienda Luisita Massacre44. dismissed from service a member of the AFP after being killed by the MILF45. suicide of an ordinary citizen and young father (Pinpin) because of threat46. gross disregard for human life (the crime of murder can easily be pardoned if one is willing to become an ally)47. DBP wrote off debts owed by four Lopez-owned corporations that caused government losses of P1.67 billion.48. Pilipinas kay Ganda, a copied slogan49. in the midst of poverty, there’s the porsche!50. Fake warship (BRP Gregorio del Pilar)51. Imposed total log ban on woodworking industry only to allow big mining companies to cut through our pristine forests52. Endorsed Brazilian coconut drink53. Imposing new taxes on Social Security and pension contributions

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OJWHBJLMWPTRUOZMN6JOMHLO2A Banana Na

    kaya hiniwalay siya ng husband niya kasi may BALLS pala si DE LIMA….haaa…what the use of being intelligent kung sariling mong husband dont like her…baka sa house nila may RULES si DE LIMA na ayaw ng husband niya…RULES no.1…when DE LIMA says, you must follows…

  • Anonymous

    Guys, the above article is an up-close and personal view from a close friend who’s been with her for two decades. There’s no point in arguing with it. Unless, you’re also  a friend of De Lima closer and longer than Tamang. Between what Tamang says and what the critics here say, mas believable si Tamang. Even if she may have embellished her story a little bit, I don’t believe she “invented” the whole story.

    • Anonymous

      brod na sa DOJ si Judge. classmates pa, ikaw namam, mali na nga iyon 1st place bar topnothcer,and the year one bad apple……..

  • Anonymous

    all hype actually, muntik na ngang matakasan ni gloring dahil sa pagpapa-ganda lang sa harap ng camera. Media mileage kamo ang consistent. Another thing, if she indeed has balls, e di sana na-bigyan ng tamang parusa ang mga malapit kay pinoy na sangkot din sa mga iskandalong DOJ mismo ang nag-probe. Remember luneta tragedy?. Sa kaso ni Gloria, yes okay yan, but as long as di sya makawala sa palda este pantalon ni Pnoy, tsk, tsk, pekeng balls ang dala dala nya

  • joe daroya

    Topped the bar exams in 1986? NOT SO. # 9 in 1985 or 1986.

  • joe daroya

    “Topped the bar exams in 1986?” NOT SO! She was # 9 in 1985 or 1986.

  • D L

    Is Inquirer strongly pro-goverment?

    I see almost all articles are in goverment support while all significant critical comments are promplty deleted.

    At the same time during Arroyo times the edition was anti-Arroyo.

    So should be some connnection, someone can name those in charge and interests involved?

    I just don’t want to read something which is maybe just a voice of certain clan.

    • https://me.yahoo.com/a/H8TbFd9yv_u2YwZZOvmL6H3C.LbxxOqp#ab740 clyxz

      the inquirer is for justice..  unless you’re a pro gloria then this newspaper is really not for your reading. you’re right it was anti arroyo even during her term and sen. noynoy was not yet considered as a presidentiable. so what clan are you talking about?

  • Anonymous

    That’s the problem of crab metnality, whenever a cabinet member excels in performing ones job they will always unfairly jump to whatever selfish insinuation they can think of. Who knows De Lima is doing it for her father or her neighbors who are frustratingly optimistic about the P-Noy’s administration focus on eliminating corruption?

    .

    • Anonymous

      Iba yung nag “excel” kay sa nag “grandstanding” at “gaining political advantage”. Mag-isip nga kayo!

      • Anonymous

        Whether De Lima was showing to the public for “grandstanding” purposes or “gaining political advantage”, how can you prove that beyond reasonable doubt when for all we know, all the cabinet women and men of P-Noy were given strick compliance as top performers with speed and dispatch? Your opinionated insinuations are purely “subjevtive” and “hugely bias”. As I have said , who knows De Lima was appeasing her fish vendors or prove a point that was neglected by a no-more-Midas touch spokesperson of Hari Corona? Anyway, you are entitled, just like the thousands different bloggers here, to your pro-GMA opinions. Good luck!!

  • Anonymous

    Who is the partial owner of the newspaper? who is the House speaker? waht more can i comments

  • Anonymous

    As the chairwoman of the CHR before, what happen to his investigation of the Davao Death Squad, nada, she investigated the DDS but never the NPA killings, some accidentally killed, acknowledged publicly by the NPA, the Davao scene went in the water, she got no balls, she is a woman, scientifically,

  • Anonymous

    Former Pres. Arroyo govt scandals, corruption and many more..

    1. NBN ZTE Scandal

    2. Millions of bribe money to Congressmen and Governors (October 2007)

    3. Cheating in 2004 Elections (HELLO GARCI)

    4. Joc Joc Bolante Case (Fertilizer Scam, P728 Million)

    5. JOSE PIDAL Bank Account (Unexplained Wealth, P200 Million)

    6. NANI PEREZ Power Plant Deal ($2 Million)

    7. Use of Road User’s Tax for Campaigning

    8. Billion Peso Macapagal Boulevard (Overprice of P532 Million)

    9. Juetengate? (Illegal Numbers game kickbacks)

    10. Extra Judicial Killings

    11. Arroyo Moneys in Germany (Exposed by Senator Cayetano)

    12. General GARCIA and Other Military Men

    13. Billion Peso Poll Automation contract to(Mega Pacific) (P1.3 Billion)

    14. Northrail Project($503 Million)

    15.  Maguindanao Results of 2007 Elections (ZUBIRI, BEDOL)

    16.  NAIA-3

    17.  Venable Contract (Norberto Gonzales)

    18.  Swine Scam (Exposed by? Atty. Harry Roque

    19. GLORIA Arroyo son hidden assets in united states

    20. EURO GENERAL’S

    21. CALAMITY FUND SCANDAL.

    22.  C-5 road controversy — Senator Manuel Villar

    23.P550-million worth of funds from the Overseas Workers’ Welfare Administration (OWWA).

    24. P780-million LWUA funds-PROSPERO PICHAY

    25. BISHOPS’s SUV-Gloria Birthday gift

    26. Arroyo linked in P325M lotto intelligence fund

    27. Arroyo got P200M in kickbacks from govt projects-Zaldy Ampatuan 

    28. P200.41 billion or $4.6 billion in Malampaya royalties from 2002 to May this year.

    29.LACSON ACCUSED FG MIKE ARROYO OF SELLING 3  REFURBISHED HELICOPTERS TO PNP AT P105 MILLION EACH

    30. 600,000 metric tons of Rotten rice imported from India.Kishore Hemlani, an Indian trader allegedly close to Arroyo, reportedly bagged the P9.5 billion contract for the rice importation. 

    31. DATO ARROYO wife bought the condo unit for $570,000, 

         70-square-meter one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit (Unit No. 533) at the luxury high-rise, full-service Gramercy Towers located at 1177 California St. in upscale downtown San 
    Francisco.

    32.- P50-million bribe to FG for the president’s veto of two franchise bills

    33. The additional funding led to a 41-percent spike in  advertising expenses, from P76.129 million in 2008 to P107.420 million in 2009, which went mostly to ads for Arroyo’s achievements.

    34. The report said the PIA received from the Department of Budget and Management a notice of cash allocations amounting to P344.789 million, even though only P222.488 
    million was appropriated for it under the national budget.

    35.- Denial of pork barrel funds to Malacanang’s political  enemies

    36.- Praises for Jovito Palparan, alleged mastermind of extra judicial killings of militants

    37.- Removal of govt bodyguards for former pres and Arroyo  critic, Cory Aquino

    38.- Appointment of manicurist as a member of the board of  Pag-Ibig

    39. Appointment of gardener as deputy of the Luneta Park  Administration.

    40. MIDNIGHT APPOINTMENT of an Arroyo,RENATO CORONA, as SC Chief Justice

          200+ other illegal midnight appointments

    41.- MIKEY ARROYO’s undeclared properties in California

    42.- Pardon of controversial convicted criminals like Ninoy’s murderers

    43.- EO 464; requiring Cabinet members to seek presidential clearance before testifying in Congress hearings

    44.- Promise (on Rizal Day) to not run for the presidency in 2004

    45.- “Vote Buying” by giving away Philhealth cards

    46.- Taxpayers’ money for her giant billboards and and PCSO tv campaign ads[/b]

    47- Appointment of Ben Abalos, a staunch GMA ally, as COMELEC chair

    48.- Mikey Arroyo’s importation of 32 thoroughbred horses from Australia worth P384 million.

    49.Former First Gentleman Mike Arroyo used 2 choppers 16 

    times, son Mikey 69

    50.PNoy: PAGCOR spent P1 BILLION on coffee

    51.Jose Miguel Arroyo owned helicopters’
    all Robinson R44 Raven Is with Series Nos. 1370 to 1374
    A total of $1,423,025 was paid to Lionair for the five helicopters.

    52.Pagcor ‘pabaon’ to Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo: P345M

    53.The godmother’s ties to the Pinedas(Jueteng lord)

    54. Glorietta 2 and Batasan bombings

        The Glorietta 2 bombing happened during the height of the bribery case which took place in Malacañang.

    55. Misuse of Balikatan funds Navy Lt. Nancy Gadian revealed an alleged malversation of funds in 2007

    56. Solon: Charge Gloria Arroyo for taking P98-M from PNoy’s social fund

    57. 50 MILLION PABAON GENERALS

        Former Armed Forces chiefs of staff Narciso Abaya, Dionisio Santiago, Generoso Senga, Hermogenes Esperon, and Alexander Yano,chiefs of staff – Angelo Reyes, Diomedio  Villanueva, and Roy Cimatu and MANY MORE..

    58.Colmenares: GMA had P488 billion in ‘pork.

    59. P1 BILLION down the drain in Arroyo-era jatropha project—DOST chief 

    60. GMA lying to SC saying we have extradiction treaty with Spain.

    • Anonymous

      Ang dami mong alam, bat di ka nagsampa ng kaso?  Hahahahahah!

      • Anonymous

        @Herculian WAIS kasi na MAGNANAKAW IDOL mo at mga buwaya niyang kasamahan. Tapos, majority sa SC, kampon na ni Gloria. Sooner or later, justice will catch-up with her and her evil dominions.

      • Anonymous

        Bakit, sino ba ang hindi nagnakaw sa gobyerno, aber?  Nasaan sila?  May nagsuplong ba?  Tingnan mo paligid mo, itanong mo sa sarili mo bakit si Gloria lang?  Di naman ako tutol na kasuhan si GMA, pero sana ang mga local at national na politiko ganun din anag gawin ni Pinoy imbistigahan lahat!  Pero di nya magawa kasi baka kokontrahin siya ng nakararami! Understand?????

      • Anonymous

        @Herculian Hahaha. Buti pa tulungan mo sir Mikey mo sa pag explain niya sa sudden unexplained wealth sa SAL niya.  Palaging humihingi ng extension sa BIR at DOJ para di makasuhan. Habulin mo sa US, baka maging DUMMY ka pa niya sa hidden properties dun at mapakinabangan ka din nila. Baka pag uwi nun may sakit din. 

      • Anonymous

        @Herculian Isama mo si @amoringis para may pakinabang din kayo. Hahaha.

      • Anonymous

        At kayo? anung pakinabang nyo? Hahahahah!

      • Anonymous

        Ikaw na lang ang humabol, baka gusto mo ring magkapera!  Sawa na ako sa pera e.  Hahahahah!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TH76KLWNFL3UJ3E7BPXUVD2ATQ Dada

        @Herculian: Sumasakay lang yan sa galit ng mga tao. Kaso ipokreto.Kung gagawin nya yan sa lahat na obvious namang nakapaligid ay tiyak sya rin ang kakagatin non.

    • Anonymous

      Walanghiya naman Amigang Ironman, bakit pati kaso ni Villar, isinaksak mo rito. Yung #56 mo, krimen ba ang magkaroon ng pork barrel ang presidente? Si PNoy merong P600B pork barrel, okay lang ba sa iyo yun? Dapat kasuhan din si PNoy, di ba? Dapat fair ka naman. LOL!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TH76KLWNFL3UJ3E7BPXUVD2ATQ Dada

      @Ironman: Hello ZTE.

  • Anonymous

    Ilipat sa selda yang mga sangkot sa nakawan sa kaban ng 

    bayan. Bukas ang mata nila nang ninakawan ang bayan natin. 

    Magdusa ang dapat magdusa para maging deterrent sa mga 

    future magnanakaw.

    Gloria ilipat sa selda. Parang 5 star hotel room niya sa 

    St. Lukes.

    stlukesmedicalcenterDOTcomDOTph/accommodations.php 

    .

  • Anonymous

    Dapat umpisahan impeach na yan si CHEAP UNJUSTice Corona 

    at ibang buwaya diyan sa SC. Basta sangkot si Arroyo at 

    mga kampon nito sa mga kaso, palaging pabor sa Arroyo ang 

    SC.

  • Anonymous

    Woman with balls?!!!?  Ang sagwa!!!!! Puede kayang ma vasectomy?  Hahahahaha! or Tuli?

  • Anonymous

    Go leila!!

    You’re my lady!

  • Anonymous

    Sec. De Lima, 

    I LOVE YOU!!!!! MARRY ME!!! 

    Stay the course and don’t blink when staring at Atty. Soxy Topacio. 

    Don’t take it personally. Good, righteousness, moral ascendancy and history will be on your side.

    Atty. Soxy Topacio, Atty. Lambino, Elena Horn, Edsel Lagman, Corona et, al. and Mitos Magsaysay are in it for personal gain (or personal survival), monies (acceptance fee plus per pleading) and political survival.

    How else can you explain perfectly educated and intelligent people siding with evil, immorality, greed, pride and avarice? Only money can do that. Forget about personal loyalty, forget about personal friendship.

    Deep inside these people’s hearts, they still know what is good and bad, however material greed has clouded their judgement and shrouded reality from their eyes.

    Abalos, in his old age, will die a pitiful old man, with no one to grieve for him except his children, who are, deep inside, ashamed of what he did.

    There are a lot more who where sucked into the Arroyo Corruption Cult. Only time (what ever they have left on this earth), will tell on whether they will repent or not.

    Its good when good triumphs over evil. It feels great went justice is served. It feels great to know that God still loves the Filipino People.

    GOD BLESS THE PHILIPPINES.

     

    • Anonymous

      Congrats for publicly expressing your marriage proposal. No wonder you’re so infatuated w/ De Lima that you failed to appreciate the issues that transcends the jailing of GMA. It is elementary in law that one should follow the order of Supreme Court, the final interpreter of laws. 

  • Anonymous

    So herculian isa sa mga tuta ni arroyo na kahol ng kahol. nahagisan ng nakaw na buto.LOL!!

    • Anonymous

      Heheheh, inggit ka lang, di ka marunong kumahol!!!! Hahahahah!

  • Anonymous

    langhiya naman Amigang Ironman, bakit pati kaso ni Villar, isinaksak mo rito sa listahan mo? Yung #56 mo, krimen ba ang magkaroon ng pork barrel ang presidente? Si PNoy merong P600B pork barrel, okay lang ba sa iyo yun? Dapat kasuhan din si PNoy, di ba? Dapat fair ka naman. LOL!

  • Anonymous

    @amoringis  Ang magnanakaw, hindi mapagkatiwalaan gaya ng IDOL mo at mga buwayang kampon nito. Teka, kasama ka yata sa mga buwaya. Hahaha.

  • Anonymous

    Out muna ako mga pare baka atakihinn sa puso si IronMan8888 at si kulittwit.  Mga bading siguro silang dalawa kagaya ni Penoy.   Heheheh!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Go Leila!!

    Im sure pagpapalain ka. More Filipinos worldwide are praying for you to succeed.

  • Anonymous

    People of the Philippines

    VS

    Gloria macapagal arroyo

    Arrest warrant

    Served!

  • Anonymous

    PH needs more womans like her with balls hehe

    • Anonymous

      in reply to aSwedishguy,

      woman with balls?  aren’t you looking for a transvestite?

  • Anonymous

    GALING GALING NI DE LIMA ……sana mga judges ganyan…di nasusuhulan.. magkano kaya ang  offer nang mga Arroyo sa kanya tapos di pinatulan….

    Am sure somebody have approach para di na  continue the case/prosecute and in return  million or billion…hehehehe..para yang panahon ni Al Capone …MAFIA ng America ..well – nakulong sa ibang kaso..

  • Anonymous

    Ano ba itong article na ito?  Write-up na parang propaganda.

  • Anonymous

    Great! But please stop calling women who are brave women “with balls”. Women don’t have to have balls to be brave. So many brave Filipinas: Gabriela Silang, Teresa Magbanua, Lorena Barros, Cory Aquino, the nuns who faced the tanks in EDSA 1986m, Heidi Yorac, Heidi Mendoza. None of them needed to have “balls”.

    • Anonymous

      Eh, kasi naman, maraming mga senadores tayo ngayon na nawalan ng “balls”.

      Kaya naman kapag may BABAE NA MARUNONG TUMAYO SA KANYANG ALITUNTUNIN AT PRINSIPYO, nagugulat kami.  Humahanga kami.   At tuloy nasasambit – buti siya may bayag! 

  • New_Gen

    Thanks to the new governemnt and justice team for thier strong leadership towards stable and clean government reform, contingent on successful closure a few remains critical actions. The team has made tremendous progress in the past several months to curved corruption and preparations for peace in our land as promised.  Everything is in place to initiate the stable and honest government.  However, the new government leadership team feels that the year-end needs of the processes and procedure necessitate that the timing be changed. Therefore, Go-ONEPhlipines.ONE Solution towards 2012. Congratulations new justice team (Justice Sec. Leila de Lima) on their tireless commitment and exhaustive attention to detail for this effort. You have risen to the challenge and exceeded expectations.  We “Filipinos” will all look forward to a successful implementation of no corrupt no hunger Filipinos’. Lets “Go-ONEPhlipines.ONE Solution” and bring together our nation into developed economy and earned respect to other nations in the world.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JWHQQBHJHXFWVWH3N7TJR2QURU Anthony

    There is something wrong with this system of the Chief Executive, The President of the Republic, putting her stamp of approval on appointments to the Courts, particularly the Supreme Court.  We should have learned a lesson before when we saw a Chief Justice, Fernando yata yun, na pinapayungan si Imelda. Our Courts will not be beholden to the President, and there will be more credibility in their decisions if they are not perceived as puppets of the President, much more so as rubber stamps of the Executive. The numbers game in this majority Arroyo Appointees in the Supreme Court has displayed its ugly horn time and again when it involved GMA and her family. Ginagawa ninyo kasing tanga ang lahat ng Pinoy.  Kaya nga ba sobra ang corruption dito dahil hindi ninyo malinis sarili ninyong bakuran mga kagalang galang na mga mahestrado.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WBXS7HGUTUSH6L2VYEHNMPPMUY Mesc

    Really?  She topped the bar?  Then why didn’t she know that a TRO is immediately executory, and that there’s no such thing as a motion for reconsideration for it?    

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_A5B6G6DFLT7HKQX4HEJNN5VLVY neo

      Read the entire news so that you will get a quick EDUCATION.  Puro ka naman kase satsat… 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MZOKC6X7Q52Z4E5VLYNB7GF72Y Kaloy

    Sec De Lima keep on.Tthe public support your cause.

    You have been doing an execellent job. More power!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6NV2NIE62WV3JGIGCBB7LFZBX4 generra

    nung naghahari ang mga arroyo, walang Leader na pwedeng lumaban na puno ng integridad. gumawa ng paraan ang nasa taas. namatay c cory at nabigyan tau ng isang lider na hindi natin inaasahan. hindi rin pumayag ang amerika na walang eleksyon. itaas rin ang gumawa ng paraan. nung ginawan nila ng paraan makatakas c calos garcia, gumawa ng paraan ang itaas. nabulilyaso sila at nagpakamatay c angelo reyes. nang malapit ng makatakas ang mga arroyo. gumawa ng paraan ang itaas. binigyan nya ng lakas sila delima na manindigan. nakahabol ang kaso kay gma at nakita na hindi pa pala nacomply ang conditions ng TRO. iba talaga pag ang ITAAS ang gumawa ng paraan. kaya kahit ano sabihin nyo sa mga taong naghirap para mapanagutan ng arroyo ang mga sala nila. ang panginoon sa itaas na ang gumawa ng paraan. Siya ang kalabanin nyo. tingnan ko lang kung hindi kayo gawan ng paraan. The Lord is Good all the time. All the Time, the Lord is good.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LKSZ7ZW7D4TY5J3TXOWLCXGQZY yuyu

      YES,,GOD IS ALWAYS GOOD,,ANG GANDA NG PAGKAKATAHI -TAHI NG LAHAT!!!

  • Anonymous

    If she really has what they say she’s got, shouldn’t she be in a circus?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E7Z66MYE3AK2ZXQPX6HGTMDVMI mitz

      well, seeing as she’s doing a lot of important things in the country, you should be in a circus

  • Anonymous

    de Lima has been proven right now that the SC has spoken that one of the conditions of the TRO was not met. o ayan nirespeto na nga e, ayaw nyo pa. mga adik pala kayo gusto nyo lang manaig ang kasamaan dito sa bayan natin e.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VJOS3W7L7FDA4TGTFHXBLN5FGE George

    Right! Bigger balls than her boss!

  • http://twitter.com/ryuthelegend eric draven

    Any law student worth his salt knows that this chain of events will be reversed by the SC this coming week. Wrong court, no jurisdiction. Ayusin ninyo naman! Lalabas kayong kahiya hiya yet again!

  • indiosbravos2002

    With the sc’s spokesperson screw up as the last straw, I think there is such public clamor already for the SC’s chief head.
    With such momentum, I think it’s high treason for the government not to result to a political solution and initiate already an impeachment against the SC chief. His impeachment will be a good example for the other justices to shape up or loss their job.
    If the aquino government will let this pass, I’m sure sooner or later they’ll cross path again with Corona. So they need to deal with this problem at the time it’s at weakest… Now.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QSBNZB3TEKHJE5A74STZTTUHC4 ed0408

    Sec. de Lima, our family salute you. Justice is now served. Take care and God bless.
     

  • Anonymous

    “Sorority sis says De Lima is tough woman devoted to her job. The two women were co-founders of the Lambda Rho Sigma Sorority at the San Beda College of Law.”

    I admire your toughness Ms.De lima. But also apply to your toughness the maxim ” Dura Lex Sed Lex” The law maybe Harsh but still the law.
    You should follow as respect for the rule of law, mental toughness is associated with mental obedience, no defiance.
    Also, don’t be a woman crusade against GMA, as what your sorority sisters says, be peripheral, you don’t know your friend or enemy when worse comes to worst.
    Piece of advice from your brod…Apha Beta Rho Gho Gas Ma

  • Anonymous

    “No holds barred for Leila de Lima, woman with balls”

    Well, thank you for the information. I thought then that Leila de Lima is a man. Now, you said she has balls, then it is proven true.
    She should accept the challenge of Atty.Topacio who bet his one ball.
    Wow, Battle of the Balls.

    • Guest

      It’s an accusation that De Lima has balls? Did someone really saw something in that part of her body that evidencing there is such balls? Sinong witness kaya yon?  Or just an hearsay? Sarcastic on the side…

  • Anonymous

    And where are the magagaling nating members of the Integrated Bar of the Phils.? Last time I heard, one of their luminaries named Brenda would rather slit her balls…err…throat than defy the SC and her “dura lex sed lex” whatever that is.

  • Anonymous

    On Arroyo being jailed and TRO:

    In the eyes of the people, Most agree that Pnoy and De Lima is correct.
    In the eyes of the law,  Most legal people agree that Pnoy and De Lima is wrong.

    • Anonymous

      In the eyes of the many – the wrong can be good if it works for the benefit of country and people.

      In the eyes of the law – the bad maybe the undeserving beneficiary because the hands that apply the law were handpicked to circumvent the law; to protect the bads; and extend the power of a fake president.

      Working for the people’s interest – Pnoy and De Lima are correct.

      Punishing the cheats and the plunderers – Pnoy and De Lima are perfect.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2VLO53PRSSY76BZOWLOHJDM33M jeray

        e panu yung pinatay nila sa hacienda luisita. panu ung tatay nya na namatay. Ung tito ko kasi gumastos sa eleksyon ko kaya ok na un. Bakit kaya!!!. Please paliwanag fertilizer scam.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IA6OQX3EX2PDLTJEWNJ52QHXW4 Anto

    WE AND THE PQUE COMMUNITY LOVE AND SALUTE YOU!!!!!! MORE POWER! Continue your work to fight against corruption in behalf of the Filipino people THANK YOU so much

  • http://twitter.com/McCormickang Alvic S. Roda

    De Lima, a cool version of Sen. M. Santiago.

    • Anonymous

      I agree with you 100%

    • Anonymous

      “De Lima, a cool version of Sen. M. Santiago.”

      Who told you? Santiago is authority in Law, De Lima is a pupil in Law.
      Santiago talks of law, De Lima talk of common sense.

      • Anonymous

        The right lawyer nowadays is one WHO TALKS WITH COMMON SENSE.

        The perfect lawyer nowadays is one WHO WALKS THE LAW.

        The dream lawyer of this time is one WHO APPLIES THE LAW WITH FILIPINOS IN MIND.

        IF THAT LAWYER IS SEC DE LIME, THEN, SO BE IT!

        But, I love Sen Santiago too.  That’s why we are promoting her to the UN Court.

  • http://twitter.com/ryuthelegend eric draven

    no holds barred? soon to be disbarred!

    • Anonymous

      For preventing “flight” of the Arroyo´s? I dont think IBP will disbar her.

  • http://twitter.com/GBalingit gio balingit

    disbarred you deserve it,nagpapagamit ka grabe ang pagkaabusado nyo

  • http://twitter.com/GBalingit gio balingit

    NORTHRAIL cleared,OWWA funds cleared,ILOILO Land,cleared,NBN-ZTE cleared.naku desperate na ang gobyerno maipakulong si GMA,itong last mukhang palpak pa.

  • Anonymous

    I observed her from a distance and she is really passionate at what she does. Once in a rest room at the NAIA Centennial airport just a couple of months after assuming her posts, I overheard a man warning  somebody on the phone to “do it right” because the good secretary is very serious in her job…Contrary to what others observed, she is not publicity hungry. She is a natural media magnet. She does not demand special treatment. On the same airport, more than two years ago, I saw her submitting herself to all the security checks at the airport, she was by that time Chairperson of the CHR.

    • Anonymous

      That’s a typical PUBLIC SERVANT.

      SEC LEILA DE LIMA is unique.  She is an endangered specie worth emulating for.

      I will go ALL-OUT for her.  She deserves people’s respect and support.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TLZXNOWR456ZYBTLM6JPZSBULA jay

    ignorance of the law excuses no one, even more if you are a bar topnotcher :(

    • Anonymous

      I don’t like a smart lawyer who cheats the people.

      I don’t want a smart person who applies the law in favor of the “haves”, the powerful and the mighty.

      I like and respect the “ignorant” who applies the law with the Country and People in mind.

      If Sec De Lima is that person – then we are in good hands.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ED6A2XHBBMQQYM4MFSZ7BMIB4M batang-gas

    Yes, disbar the lady and the Filipino people will make here President!

  • Anonymous

    No holds barred for “LEILA DE LIMA, WOMAN WITH BALLS”

    You mean to say, Leila De Lima is bi-sexual or tranvestite. I cannot imagine she has balls, if she is a woman she should have guts.
    I don’t know what this means, woman with balls. Only men have balls, that if he isscared or afraid, his ball goes to his throat or in tagalog umulkot.
    Taking from the wording itself, I conclude that Leila is a bi-sexual and has two organs.

    • Anonymous

      Manggoding,  even your Tagalog is ball-less.  UMULKOT is not a Tagalog word.

      But I agree, Leila De Lima is becoming a phenomenon – for standing her ground, despite the monumental odds.

      She doesn’t ONLY have BALLS.  She also have the GUTS that neither Sen SOTTO, SEN ARROYO, SEN ENRILE, SEN LACSON, SEN ANGARA do not have.

  • Anonymous

    Ang katulad ni Sec. De Lima ang kailangan ng bayan patungo sa pag-asenso

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GUZISWUMVDD5QJUC7GBJKEM7XA prangka

    Okay lang kung matapang basta lumugar. Si Sen. Miriam Santiago ang tapang niya noon bago pa man din siya naging senador. Pero nasa lugar siya. Ni minsan hindi niya sinuway ang SC. 

    • Anonymous

      Klaro na di ba na walang sinuway kasi wala namang enforceability iyong TRO.

  • Anonymous

    i wish sec. de lima will not succumb to the clamor of those politicians wanting her to run as senator … bakit ba kayo ganu’n? pag maganda ang performance gusto agad gawing pampabango sa party nyo?… she’s one of the best performer in pnoy’s cabinet, ‘wag nyo nang i-announce yang ganyan… let her serve her fullest potential as DOJ secretary… there’s something fishy on those statements… nagkakaroon tuloy ng butas para sirain ang diskarte nya… nilalaglag nyo eh!…

  • Anonymous

    I SALUTE U MADAME… KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!

  • Anonymous

    ganda ng headline akala ko nasa opinion pages tayo. this kind of reporting will really put aquino’s popularity very high. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LWQYLBXNJ4JJS6FZ5FYEYTDXPE Roly Aldo

    a woman with a ball but what happened to all her findings ang recommendation of the luneta hostages di ba walang nangyari dapat pinagtangol nya yun

    si dilima ang nagyabang at  nagsabi na kaya nilang tapausin at kasuhan si gma without considering any paossible scenario ,pero di nila nagawa ng maaga at yun naman ang pianagsasabi ni pnoy sa masa dahil wala na syang magandang maireport sa bayan kaya para di mapahiya ulit ang  pnoy  at kahit na labagin ang supreme court ay kanyang ginawa

  • Anonymous

    There are people who became unpopular for being firm on their stand and principles but it’s only Leila de Lima who became popular for firmly standing on what she think is the right thing to do even if what she has done is full of controversy. I think that what made her more popular is because she is a woman. What might have happened if the one doing this job is a man? I’m sure that this will result to a much greater havoc. For me, de Lima is a gift in the DOJ. Though the controversy and the fight is still unfinished but this will not slowdown her popularity.

  • Anonymous

    We support Justice de Lima in her fight for good governance and for standing firm for what she believes is right.  We salute her courage to fight against the remote controlled justices of Supreme Court.

  • Anonymous

    Sec. De Lima good job !!! Don’t surrender to the GMA Bloc Mafia.

  • Anonymous

    She did a perfect job!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QMNP7WEGQY3BRMUD5ZJ5Z4JAKE Ed

    I suspect that when GMA went to the airport to fly away on the basis of the TRO already broadcast, no official copy of the document has yet been received by the DOJ. If DOJ allowed her to fly away on the basis of such “hearsay”, that would been an insult to the legal process and made DOJ and this government a laughing stock. De Lima outwitted the panic creators, outmaneuvered the manipulators, and would surely make those who “leaped without looking first” laughing stocks. Critical Thinker

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZBG6FMMRWL525OM27SCYUORFMU execkiel t

    daming manloloko sa pilipinas…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JYJ7XBX7RV7GBR4JIDET5XNTN4 Rizalina Rizal

    Leila de Lima is behaving like mayroon siyang sariling mundo- like her son Israel.

    The DOJ Secretary must be logical and objective- not emotional and intuitive.

    • Anonymous

      In all of the comments here, yours is by far the worst! To drag an innocent person here who is afflicted with autism is just way below the belt. Rizalina, you dont earn brownie points in my book. Your like is destined in the bin…and may you wallow there in misery.

  • http://twitter.com/LiezylB liezyl borja

    goooooooooooooooooo!~ 99% ANG PINOY NSAYO! GO IKAW ANG BOSES NAMING  MAHIRAP N NAG DUSA NG KA TAKAWAN S PWESTO!  KITA MO EVEN S MABB N PWESTO 2MAKBO! BUHAYA TLAGA! NGAUN SAN K (ARROYO)? MLAPIT N C KAMATAYAN SUSUNDO SAU!  WAHAHAHAHA!
    A LOT OF VOTE FOR FPJ, HERE IN MINDANAO. SO HOW COME N ZERO CYA? BUHAYA KA! 

  • Guest

    sec de lima
    pagsabihan mo naman
    ang legal team ninyo
    be more prepared next time

    baka makawala pa
    ang nagbenta ng pilipinas
    sa mga dayuhan
    para manatili lang sa pwesto

    keep up the matuwid and
    we will support you always

    if you can survive in doj
    wait till 2016
    mas marami kang magagawa dyan
    kaysa sa senado

  • Robert Procopio

    She is bungling up the Arroyo case.  INCOMPETENT!!  So what’s the logic of this article?  Di pa 2016 nangangampanya na.  All cases filed the whole year are just in the dyaryo!!! ONE YEAR na ang daang matuwid pero baku-baku.

    • Anonymous

      Robert you obviously know nothing about the system. It was not de Lima who filed the case, it was the COMELEC. de Lima has no jurisdiction over corruption cases against previous government officials. It is under the Ombudsman. And Merci sat over those cases for long.

  • Anonymous

    blaming marriage for what? the dumbest excuse!
    ridiculous!
    but wait, any husband will be turned off if your wife have balls eh?



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