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The Vote for the Speaker of the House

By Ruffy Biazon – Last night (Feb 4 – up to the early hours of the following day), the House of Representatives voted to remove Speaker Jose De Venecia from the post he has held an unprecedented five times. His removal was a whirlwind affair, happening just four session days Read more »

De Venecia goes down fighting

Mikey Arroyo whispers to House Speaker Prospero Nograles on his first day as the new leader of Congress Tuesday. (GMANews) Starting Tuesday, he will be known simply as Pangasinan Rep. Jose de Venecia Jr. The former five-term speaker of the House of Representatives, however, did not go down without Read more »

Estrada to sue UN for corruption tag

Former president Joseph Estrada vowed Wednesday to file charges before the International Court against the United Nations (UN) for tagging him as the 10th most corrupt leader in the world. Estrada, who extended his stay in Hong Kong, told radio station DZBB that the statement of the UN’s anti-corruption conference Read more »

Estrada pardon: Filipinos' views

Ex-Philippine President Joseph Estrada has been pardoned by his successor Gloria Arroyo, just weeks after he was jailed for life for corruption. As part of the deal, Estrada guaranteed he would not seek office again – fuelling accusations that Mrs Arroyo’s move was politically motivated.

Rants, raves as Estrada gets pardon

Within the hour of the announcement Thursday that former president Joseph Estrada has been granted pardon, administration supporters and critics flooded media networks with statements for and against his freedom.

President Gloria Arroyo pardons Joseph Estrada

Disgraced former Philippine President Joseph Estrada has been granted an official pardon by his successor, a government spokesman has confirmed. President Gloria Arroyo’s office said the decision was reached after Estrada agreed not to pursue political office.