Pnoy junks IIRC recommendations

To those who expect that there will be great changes in the Aquino administration, they are in for a disappointment. Like a true blue politician, P-noy watered down the recommendations of the Incident Investigation and Review Committee (IIRC) report. As expected, he backed down from the IIRC recommendation of filing criminal charges against his political ally,… Read More Pnoy junks IIRC recommendations

Reactions to IIRC Report on Mendoza hijacking debacle

The Incident Investigation and Review Committee (IIRC) submitted its report to Pnoy this 17th.  It was announced that the report must first be submitted to the Chinese government before it could be released to the Filipino public. It was not clear if the poor Filipinos would have to wait for Pnoy to come back from… Read More Reactions to IIRC Report on Mendoza hijacking debacle

Safety of hostages not prime consideration in bus hostage crisis.

The committee investigating the Aug. 23 tourist bus hijacking ended its questioning of witnesses last night. The committee has shown all and sundry that: The primary strategy of the CMC (according to Mayor Lim) and the national government (accdg. to DILG Sec. Robredo) was to simply tire out the hijacker The Crisis Management Committee (CMC)… Read More Safety of hostages not prime consideration in bus hostage crisis.

(DEPUTY) OMBUDSMAN ALLEGEDLY EXTORTED MENDOZA

OMBUDSMAN The Philippine Ombudsman is responsible for investigating and prosecuting government officials for graft and corruption. Unfortunately, the Office of the Ombudsman is not known to have prosecuted any top government officials in spite of the numerous recommendations by the Senate and House of Representatives. In fact, the present Ombudsman, Merceditas Gutierrez, is perceived to… Read More (DEPUTY) OMBUDSMAN ALLEGEDLY EXTORTED MENDOZA

Bloody outcome of hostage drama in Manila: Signs of a Failed State

The debacle at the Quirino grandstand last Monday can only be blamed on the government and its agencies, particularly the police. In a desperate bid to right what he perceived to be the wrongs done to him, Rolando Mendoza hijacked a tourist bus containing 25 people, mostly Chinese nationals from Hong Kong. The hostage taker,… Read More Bloody outcome of hostage drama in Manila: Signs of a Failed State