Archive for February, 2006

Statements on Proclamation 1017

ANTONIO ZUMEL CENTER FOR PRESS FREEDOM February 25, 2006 President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo blames what she calls the historical enemies of the democratic state to justify her Proclamation 1017 declaring a state of emergency. In doing so, she tramples upon democracy. And yes, she blames the media for “magnifiying” the claims of these historical enemies […]

February 28, 2006   Posted in: General  1,982 Comments

Ang bagong Marine Commandant

Iba na talaga ang kasabwat. Nang unang binanggit ang pangalan ni Brig. Gen. Nelson Allaga noong linggo bilang bagong Marines commander na ipinalit kay Maj. Gen. Renato Miranda, sabi ko parang pamilyar ang pangalan. Sinabi nga ng aking kaibigan na nabanggit ang pangalan niya ng mga election officials tungkol sa operasyon sa Sulu elections noong […]

February 28, 2006   Posted in: Feb '06, Military, Web Links  26 Comments

New arrangement for visitors

Because of the nuisance elements that tried to sow their malicious intents in this blog, my blog administrator has instituted a new system to participate in the discussions. One that requires registration. I was told you need a password that would be emailed to you. I hope that would not be too much of an […]

February 27, 2006   Posted in: General  68 Comments

I’m back

Thanks for keeping this blog alive while i was away. But I noticed some nuisance visitors. I had to delete their comments. There’s also one who uses my name. I’ll have to talk to my administrator about it. Wow, I missed a lot. Anyway, together with my two friends, Yvonne Chua of PCIJ and her […]

February 27, 2006   Posted in: General  229 Comments


I will be on vacation for a week.

February 18, 2006   Posted in: General  1,479 Comments

Prayer for Southern Leyte landslide victims

Let’s pray for those who perished as well as survivors of this latest tragedy that struck our people. God does not allow tragedies to happen without a purpose. Let us also pray for our own awakening.

February 17, 2006   Posted in: General  130 Comments

Conscience touched

Let Gloria Arroyo forget the 1986 People Power. For all we know, there’s not much for her to remember of Edsa One. Come to think of it, where was she when close to a million Filipinos trooped to Edsa to put an end to the Marcos dictatorship? Next week we mark the 20th anniversary of […]

February 17, 2006   Posted in: Malaya  562 Comments

EDSA amnesia

Inis na inis si dating Pangulong Ramos na sampung araw na lang bago pang-20 na anibersario ng EDSA Uno, wala pa ring programa na inihahanda ang Malacañang. Ang Edsa Uno ay isa sa pinaka-mahalaga na bahagi ng ating kasaysayan. Hinangaan ng mundo ang mga Pilipino sa kanilan tapang para tapusin ang sobra dalawang dekada ng […]

February 14, 2006   Posted in: Web Links  109 Comments

Iran’s nuclear program

The world is watching how the escalating tension between Iran and the United States and its allies will play out. The Islamic Republic of Iran and the United States have had their issues ever since February 1979 when the Islamic revolution ousted the US-backed regime of the Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi. Months later militant Iranian […]

February 13, 2006   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Malaya  1,184 Comments

Hindi mailigtas ng Chacha si Gloria

Kailangan na kailangan ni Gloria Arroyo mapalitan ang Constitution para masiguro niyang hindi siya maparusahan sa kanyang ginawang pandaraya noong 2004 eleksyon at sa kanyang pagnakaw ng pera ng taumbayan para manatili siya sa kapangyarihan kahit hindi siya binoto ng taumbayan. Sa plano kasi nila kasama ni House Speaker Jose de Venecia, mawawala ang Senado […]

February 12, 2006   Posted in: Web Links  1,474 Comments