[Blueboard] Newsbriefs 26 July Afternoon
Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan
slb at admu.edu.ph
Tue Jul 26 17:40:43 PHT 2005
*Newsbriefs 26 Afternoon
Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan*
*Military admits 'dissatisfaction' but says coup 'remote'* (Inq7.net)
THE MILITARY confirmed on Monday that there was "dissatisfaction" within
its ranks, but maintained that a coup was "remote and impossible." "It's
always there. Not everyone will be satisfied but it is not even close to
be a cause of paranoia," said Colonel Gaudencio Pangilinan, chief of the
Armed Forces of the Philippines Counter Intelligence Group (AFPCIG).
"The chain of command down to the lieutenants is working well,"
Pangilinan told Camp Aguinaldo reporters.
*Charter change bid loses Miriam's vote* (abs-cbnnews)
President Arroyo's bid to amend the Constitution lost another vote from
the Senate Tuesday, a day after she called on Congress to "start the
great debate for Charter change."
"I have been an anti-amendment advocate since way back," Sen. Miriam
Defensor Santiago said during a radio DZMM interview Tuesday morning.
The senator said she was not in favor of amending the Constitution
because it will lose the essence of permanence as a legal document.
Santiago joined the likes of Senate President Franklin Drilon and
Senators Mar Roxas, Rodolfo Biazon and Pia Cayetano who disapproved of
the proposal for constitutional amendment.
*De Venecia sends Arroyo impeach raps to justice committee *(inq7.net)*
HOUSE Speaker Jose de Venecia has referred the impeachment complaints
against President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to the plenary and then to the
committee on justice after the opposition failed to get the required 79
votes that would have sent the matter directly to the Senate for trial.
De Venecia sent the complaints to the plenary at 11:23 a.m. even when he
had 10 days to deliberate on the cases that lawyers Oliver Lozano and
Jose Lopez filed separately.
Despite a provision in the Constitution that allows the filing of only
one complaint in a year, De Venecia decided to send the two complaints
to the committee on justice pending the formulation of the rules of
impeachment that would determine which of the two would be tackled.
*'Nuisance bets' file impeach raps vs Comelec officials* (inq7.net)
FOR branding them "nuisance candidates," two former presidential
candidates in the 2004 election struck back at officials of the
Commission on Elections and filed an impeachment complaint against three
of them on Tuesday.
Lawyer Elly Velez Lao Pamatong and former Ilocos Sur governor Antonio
Villanueva accused Comelec Chairman Benjamin Abalos Sr., commissioners
Resurreccion Borra and Rufino Javier, et al for alleged "culpable
violation of the Constitution and betrayal of public trust."
In their 20-page complaint, Pamatong and Villanueva said culpable
violation was committed when these Comelec officials disqualified 77
presidential candidates in the last election, which they claimed was a
"wanton desecration of the government-guaranteed equal access for every
They said the commissioners also betrayed public trust when they
approved Noli de Castro's certificate of candidacy for vice president
without his community tax certificate and their alleged inaction to the
allegations that President Gloria Macapagal-Aroyo allegedly rigged the
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the Blueboard