Roxas: VP Binay’s tirades don’t matter

Roxas denied the allegation, citing figures. “Sabi nila, selective. Kitang-kita na out of 85 na sinuspinde ng Ombudsman, 25 or so are members of the Liberal Party. Kung titingnan natin ang mga conviction ng Sandigan, may mga members of the Liberal Party who have been convicted. Kung titingnan natin ang mga kaso filed by the Ombudsman, members of the Liberal Party rin ang kasama diyan.”(They say its selective but it’s clear that out of 85 officials suspended by the Ombudsman, 25 or so are members of the Liberal Party. If you look at convictions made by the Sandiganbayan, there are members of the Liberal Party who are convicted. If you look at the cases filed by the Ombudsman, members of the Liberal Party are also there.)Recently, the Ombudsman said it would file charges against the second batch of individuals allegedly involved in the pork barrel scam, including former Customs chief Rozzano Rufino Biazon, a Liberal Party ally.

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‘Vice President does not enjoy immunity’

“The overriding principle [in not clothing the vice president with immunity] is the rule of law, ” Mendoza said. “The vice president is just like any cabinet secretary…No man is above the rule of law.”Similarly, Pacifico Agabin, former dean of the University of the Philippines College of Law and an expert on the Constitution, earlier told us that the vice president is not immune from suit. The Constitution does not guarantee the vice president’s immunity, he said: “It’s only the President who is immune [from suit] and that is based on tradition, because he is busy handling affairs of the state. But that cannot be said for the vice president.”We requested to interview him for this story but he begged off, saying that Vice President Binay has already engaged him.Fr Joaquin Bernas SJ, one of the framers of the 1987 Constitution, also categorically said that Binay is not covered by executive immunity. “No, the vice president is not immune…The Constitution doesn’t say he is immune,” he told us in a telephone interview.

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Winton’s rescue of Jewish children revealed after 50 years – Yahoo News Singapore

LONDON (AP) — “Is there anyone in our audience tonight who owes their life to Nicholas Winton?” asked the presenter of the popular BBC magazine program “That’s Life”. Around the elderly man, sitting with his wife in the front row of the audience, more than 30 people got to their feet. The man stood to acknowledge them, wiping tears from his eyes. It was 1988, some 50 years since young stockbroker Nicholas Winton found himself in Prague as the Nazis marched on Czechoslovakia and all around him Jewish parents

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Winton’s rescue of Jewish children revealed after 50 years – Yahoo News Singapore

LONDON (AP) — “Is there anyone in our audience tonight who owes their life to Nicholas Winton?” asked the presenter of the popular BBC magazine program “That’s Life”. Around the elderly man, sitting with his wife in the front row of the audience, more than 30 people got to their feet. The man stood to acknowledge them, wiping tears from his eyes. It was 1988, some 50 years since young stockbroker Nicholas Winton found himself in Prague as the Nazis marched on Czechoslovakia and all around him Jewish parents

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Glimpses of a Binay presidency | Inquirer Opinion

Watching the Binay patriarch and Senator Nancy rush to the side of Mayor Junjun, not just to lend moral support but also to assail the legitimacy of an order from an independent office of the judicial branch, gives us a glimpse of what things could be like under a Binay presidency. The law would take a backseat to politics. The political would be reduced to the personal.

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Cuba has just eliminated HIV transmission between mother and baby – ScienceAlert

The World Health Organisation has confirmed that Cuba has become the first country in the world to effectively eliminate mother-to-baby transmission of HIV and syphilis.”[This is] one of the greatest public health achievements possible,” WHO director general, Margaret Chan, told the press. And the best part is that it was brought about by relatively simple strategies: namely, better testing and treatment of expectant parents, and providing HIV- and syphilis-positive mothers with options to protect their babies, such as bottle-feeding and C-sections.

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