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Atty. Sonny Pulgar’s Blog & personal website.

Gusot Mayaman

"Just as Buddhas are covered with gold, so people want fine clothing" (Chinese proverb).   In 1997, I started changing my Barong Tagalog wardrobe from the Santana of the 90s to the Gusot Mayaman of the 2000s. Of course before the Santana we have the chiffonile of...

Jueteng and Pork Barrel

JUETENG Did you know that jueteng has been with us for the last 100 years? Some historians may dispute this, as some kind of lottery was already mentioned by Jose Rizal in one of his writings. And when you say circa Rizal, you are talking of the 19th century or 200...

Polly Pobeda

He now belongs to the league of icons that never grow old. His picture will always remind us that he's all that: irreverent, unorthodox, fashionable, incisive, humorous, and naughty. To die at thirty five is duplicative of the great men who died before him. Dying at a...

Why They Signed

Ever wondered why the 76 congressmen signed the impeachment proceedings against Chief Justice Davide? There are several reasons: Of course the pecuniary reason has already made the rounds. The party decision to adhere to the rule of law has been dropped...

Social Contract: Whose Leg Are They Pulling?

Another trick was pulled by our legislators yesterday when they announced that they signed a social covenant expressive of their alleged lack of ulterior motive in the approval of the resolution converting congress into a constituent assembly. By the way, one will...

After Joe Pidal, Who wants to contribute to GMA?

GMA has reason to get mad at Joe Pidal. To deflect suspicion that the secret bank accounts are the repository of the heist from the most expensive boulevard in the world, the Dioskupo Napakamahal Avenue in the reclaimed Manila Bay area, Mike Arroyo volunteered an...

Political Parties?

There is one Lakas congressman who was quoted authoritatively about the political maneuverings of another political party, the Nationalist People's Coalition. This Lakas congressman nearly choked when asked on why he was doing the chore as spokesman of NPC announced...

The Office of the Ombudsman as Political Tool

The 1935 Constitution has nothing on the Office of the Ombudsman as it was of Swedish provenance created in 1809-10 and has been copied in various forms in Scandinavia, New Zealand,, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Israel and in certain sates in the United States and...

Jueteng Money Killed Polly Pobeda

This has been the suspicion of many -- that jueteng money killed Polly Pobeda. Polly's many diatribes dealt centrally on illegal gambling in Lucena City, among other exposes he dished out daily in his radio program, NOSI BALASI. He had consistently criticized the...