Amal Alamuddin: brilliant lawyering and Hollywood star power may help Arroyo’s plight

Self-proclaimed “Oprah Winfrey of the Philippines” and presidential sister Kris Aquino may be given a run for the money if reports that brilliant international human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin will take up the case of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA). Arroyo is currently detained on charges of plunder and has remained under hospital arrest […]

Does the government of President Noynoy Aquino govern? Or does it MERELY spin?

In a rare stroke of balance, “social news network” site Rappler published the scholarly work of eminent sociologist Nicole Curato, “a post-doctoral research fellow at the Center for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the Australian National University” according to the short bio included at the foot of her article The President as spin doctor. […]