RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO

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Remember the three spokesmen for the prosecution panel in Chief Justice Renato Corona’s trial and the prosecutors who portrayed themselves as daang-matuwid anti-graft crusaders? Did you ever wonder why Representatives Rey Umali and Jorge Banal even dared to violate bank secrecy laws by possessing Corona’s bank accounts, which they tried…

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What do Paul McCartney, Mike Tyson, Albert Einstein, Denzel Washington, Bill Clinton, Bruce Springsteen, Richard Bale and (among women) Natalie Portman, Arianna Huffington , Betty White, Olivia Wilde have in common? They’re all vegetarians. And stumbling in the Internet on a list of famous vegetarians living and dead strengthened my…

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As it turns out now, then Supreme Court Justice Renato Corona didn’t have a chance in the impeachment trial. It was all a charade, a tele-novela by the Senate and the administration. To use that biting Pilipino term, “pera-pera lang pala,” (“It was all about money.”) President Aquino bought the…

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I’m sure that photo front-paged in several newspapers of a respected octogenarian politician with his much younger staff raised eyebrows among matrons, giggles among single women, and sighs (disgust or admiration or envy?) among not a few senior citizens. But most people, in the middle and upper classes that is,…

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Second of Two Parts On its 19th day today, the Zamboanga crisis, which resulted in the death of over a hundred people and untold suffering to 100,000 residents, could have been resolved much earlier if not for President Aquino’s pigheaded “surrender-or-die” mentality. On the fifth day of the crisis, on…

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On the face of it, abolishing the hated pork barrel system and throwing to jail senators and congressmen who stole taxpayers’ money using the scheme could have been President Aquino’s great achievement, his legacy to the nation. More than that, it is a masterstroke that could put an end the…

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The storming of Zamboanga City by forces of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) that started Monday marks the unraveling of President Aquino’s injudicious, even reckless roadmap to end the Islamic insurgency in Mindanao. Those were heady days for Aquino in 2011, that he thought he could win the Nobel…

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Somebody posted on my Facebook account the stylized ban-pork-barrel design that contained a link to a very informative infographic we reproduce on this page. This is in a website www.correctphilippines.org, which stands for “Correct the 1987 Constitution of the Philippines”. While the site didn’t have information on who’s behind it,…

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