By Tetch Torres-Tupas
President Benigno Aquino III’s recent pronouncement of wanting to clip the powers of the Supreme Court and openness to a term extension is leaning towards dictatorship, Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) President Vicente Joyas said.
An Argentine grandmother whose rights group has fought to find babies stolen during the 1976-1983 military dictatorship finally found her long-lost grandson Tuesday, 36 years after he was snatched from his mother.
Thailand’s recent military takeover is more repressive and likely to endure longer than the last military coup eight years ago, a senior U.S. official said Tuesday.
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
The Edsa People Power is no longer just about Edsa, President Benigno Aquino III said Tuesday. “Narito po ako ngayon dahil higit pa sa pagbaklas ng diktadurya ang diwa ng petsang ito. Lagpas pa sa pagtitipon sa isang kalsada ang Edsa,” Aquino said during his televised speech in Tanauan, Leyte.
Ex-Guatemalan President Alfonso Portillo was extradited on Friday to the United States to face charges of laundering $70 million in Guatemalan funds through U.S. bank accounts.