Tagged: Merceditas Gutierrez

Going legit

Going legit

How Philippine politics needs to move on from its shady past. In 2016, the Philippines will be commemorating the 30th anniversary of the EDSA people power revolt that toppled Ferdinand Marcos who ruled the country for twenty years. These three...

The National Development Project, part 3: Renovating the Bureaucracy

The National Development Project, part 3: Renovating the Bureaucracy

This is the third of a three-part series on the Philippine Development Plan 2011-2016. We have looked at the PNoy government’s development strategy in Part 1 in which infrastructure was seen as the problem to unlock investment and that better...

Resignation Letter of Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez

Resignation Letter of Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez

Republic of the Philippines OFFICE OF THE OMBUDSMAN Agham Road, Diliman, Quezon City STATEMENT OF OMBUDSMAN MERCEDITAS N. GUTIERREZ April 29, 2011 Good Afternoon. This morning at 10:30 a.m. I personally went to Malacanang to meet with our President, His...

Senators side with Aquino on firing of Deputy Ombudsman

Senators side with Aquino on firing of Deputy Ombudsman

Deputy Ombudsman Emilio Gonzalez III was fired by the President for his inaction during the August 2010 hostage taking, and the Philippine Daily Inquirer is reporting that the Office of the Ombudsman is defying that order by the Office of...

Senate: No more Merci Trial

Senate: No more Merci Trial

Malacañang early this morning said that President Aquino and Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile agreed, during a closed-door meeting late last night, that the impeachment trial of the embattled Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez scheduled on May 9 will no longer take place.

Nuke 'em

Nuke 'em

“Making plutonium and fission products just to boil water (which is what a nuclear reactor does) is not a prudent approach to electricity generation.” – Arjun Makhijani, nuclear scientist (While I’m waiting for the trial of Ombudsgirl Merceditas Gutierrez) ME:...

Pacquiao: Putting the 'twit' in Twitter?

Pacquiao: Putting the 'twit' in Twitter?

The nominally honorable Emmanuel “Manny” D. Pacquiao, officially elected Representative of the sole district of Sarangani, was conspicuously absent from the House proceedings on the impeachment of Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez, who has been charged with betrayal of public trust. (The...