Raissa Robles

More red tape and pain for self-employed filing tax

Posted at 04/10/2015 7:58 PM | Updated as of 04/10/2015 9:17 PM

In all my years as a self-employed, it took me only two steps to file and pay my annual income tax.

Murder and mayhem: Joe Almonte reveals some sordid coup plot secrets

Joe Almonte’s memoir becomes a valuable tool for understanding the military mindset and why military coups happen. We were this close to descending into chaos, much like Egypt and Libya today.

Jose Almonte bares FVR’s woman problem

One day in the heart of the Ramos presidency, then National Security Adviser Jose Almonte stood at the gates of the presidential palace to hold off a woman who could have destroyed the country.  

Joe Almonte, the Alan Purisima of President Fidel Ramos

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.

LOOK: Binay's house 'like a museum'

MANILA - Journalist Raissa Robles on Thursday showed photos of Vice President Jejomar Binay's house, which she described as "like a museum."

Congress can't repeal a People's Initiative law, Bayan Muna rep insists

Posted at 08/25/2014 11:52 PM

Things got even more interesting.

Bayan Muna Congressman Neri Colmentares is standing his ground that Section 10 of the draft People's Initiative law is constitutional.

Is the draft law being pushed through a People’s Initiative unconstitutional?

Posted at 08/25/2014 8:54 PM | Updated as of 08/25/2014 8:55 PM

Is the Scrap Pork Network behind the People’s Initiative promising something that might get shot down by the Supreme Court as unconstitutional in the end?

Ninoy’s funeral was the day Filipinos stopped being afraid of dictators

Posted at 08/25/2014 12:37 AM | Updated as of 08/25/2014 6:09 PM

Thirty-one years ago on August 31, millions of Filipinos formed a funeral cortege that stretched miles and miles across the nation’s capital to bury a man who had come home, foolishly thinkin