But why did Alan Purisima fail to hold on to power under President Noynoy Aquino while Joe Almonte lasted President Ramos’ term? The differences between the two PMA graduates are glaring. Almonte is smarter, more articulate and more adept at power play than Purisima.
Wounded survivors of the 84th and 55th Special Action Company - the 2 teams that led the assault in Mamasapano on January 25 - went to the headquarters of the National Police Commission on Friday to attend Mass, and receive plaques of recognition along with P10,000 each.
(UPDATED) A former executive assistant to President Aquino's aunt, Margarita 'Tingting' Cojuangco, is accusing her of heading an operation to discredit the May 2013 automated elections, and a losing congressional candidate of instructing him to tamper with ballots to make it appear that fraud happened.