By TJ Burgonio
Given that President Benigno Aquino III has expressed openness to Charter change, lawmakers could convince him to take a look at lifting the restrictive economic provisions in the 1987 Constitution, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad said Wednesday.
By Maricar B. Brizuela
“If NSO figures are used, then the Iloilo Convention Center is overpriced.” This was the statement of Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay on Monday as he reiterated that that the National Statistics Office (NSO) would not be the “competent authority” to prove the plunder charges against him and his father Vice President Jejomar Binay.
By Christian V. Esguerra
President Benigno Aquino admitted he was “frustrated” with the slow pace of the country’s judicial system as shown in the case of the Maguindanao massacre, which claimed the lives of 58 people, 32 of whom were journalists.
By Christine O. Avendaño
, Leila B. Salaverria
, Tarra Quismundo
What would his mother say? That, in sum, is the oppositionists’ answer to President Aquino’s insinuation on Wednesday that he was reconsidering his opposition to amending the Constitution to allow the lifting of the presidential term limit, which would enable him to run for a second term.
By DJ Yap
It was just a presidential prank. Or so thought Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello of President Benigno Aquino III’s expression of openness to the idea of a second term of office in Malacañang.