Archive for December, 2005

Happy New Year!

As I join everybody in welcoming 2006, I count my blessings and one of them is having discovered friends in this blog. Thank you so much and may we continue to have a healthy and vibrant sharing of views , complementary or contrary. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERY ONE!

December 31, 2005   Posted in: General  1,672 Comments

Rizal’s five days in Litomerice

There’s a “Blumentritt street” in Sta. Cruz (unless it has been changed by officials who have nothing better to do) named after Ferdinand Blumentritt, an Austrian professor who was a good friend of Jose Rizal. We met a grandson of Blumentritt, Ernst, when President Ramos visited Litomerice in Prague in September 1997. As part of […]

December 30, 2005   Posted in: Malaya  657 Comments

Ang isyu ng taon

Sa pagtatapos ng taon, maganda tingnan kung ano ang pinakamahalagang bagay na nangyari at ang naging epekto sa buhay natin. Sa larangan ng pulitika, ang pinakamalaki talagang nangyari ay ang paglabas ng Hello Garci tapes kung saan narinig ng sambayanang Pilipino ang pruweba ng dayaan noong 2004 elections. Hindi bago ang akusasyon na nandaya si […]

December 29, 2005   Posted in: Web Links  448 Comments

Favorite jokes

Our sense of humor is most admirable about us Filipinos. We crack jokes when the going gets rough. We laugh so as not to cry. The political crisis precipitated by the Hello Garci tapes, where we all heard Gloria Arroyo and Comelec Commissioner Virgilio Garcillano conspire to thwart the will of the people in the […]

December 28, 2005   Posted in: Malaya  413 Comments

Malalim na awayan sa Saudi

Bago mag-Pasko, ginamit ko dito sa aking column ang dalawang sulat na aking natanggap sa iba’t-ibang OFW tungkol sa isang tumakas na Pinay OFW na sinamantalahan raw ng dalawang empleyado ng Philippine consulate. Kalakip rin ang sulat ng president ng Muslim Christian Organization (MCO) daw at ang memo ni Ambassador Bahnarim Guinomla sa labor attaché […]

December 27, 2005   Posted in: Web Links  1,591 Comments

Twice blest

(This article appeared in the February 2005 issue of Mirror magazine) “This doesn’t look very good. You have to see an oncologist.” My mind went numb upon hearing the word “oncologist” from the gynecologist who was reading the result of the Dopler test I had at the Makati Medical Center. It showed that the mass […]

December 26, 2005   Posted in: Health, Mirror  361 Comments

Mensahe ng nilampasan

Maganda ang mensahe na binigay ni Associate Justice Reynato S.Puno tungkol sa pagkalampas sa kanya ni Gloria Arroyo sa pagpili ng Supreme Court justice. Kung seniority kasi ang susundin, kung sino ang pinakamas mahabang taon sa Supreme Court, dapat si Puno ang napili.Ngunit si Artemio Panganiban ang pinili ni Arroyo. Maala-ala natin na si Panganiban […]

December 25, 2005   Posted in: Web Links  452 Comments

Merry Christmas

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

December 24, 2005   Posted in: General  1,573 Comments

Statement of Counsels for the defense of Liberties on the appointment of Chief Justice Artemio Panganiban

PRES. ARROYO’S APPPOINTMENT OF CJ PANGANIBAN IMPERILS CREDIBILITY OF THE SUPREME COURT: Due to the Political Crisis, Seniority Rule Should have been followed. Under the current political crisis, the rule in the appointment of the Supreme Court Chief Justice should have been: less intervention from Pres. Gloria Arroyo, a party to many cases pending before […]

December 23, 2005   Posted in: General  201 Comments

My Christmas wish

Dear Lord, please take Gloria Arroyo out of Malacañang. It would be good if during one of those moments when she said she talks to you, you would tell her to leave Malacañang to spare the Filipino people the insults that she has been inflicting on us since she grabbed the presidency in January 2001. […]

December 23, 2005   Posted in: Malaya  317 Comments