Archive for March, 2006

Down to her last cards

Gloria Arroyo’s desperation to survive politically is obvious in her attempts to pervert the Constitution just to be able to shift from a presidential to a parliamentary form of government. When the option of a constituent assembly was stopped dead by an almost united Senate, Arroyo ally House Speaker Jose de Venecia tried pushing for […]

March 31, 2006   Posted in: Malaya  463 Comments

Utak pulbura

Utak pulbura talaga itong si Army Chief Hermogenes Esperon. Sa kanyang pagbibigay katwiran sa hindi makataong trato kay Lt. Lawrence San Juan (solitary confinement at nakapiring ang mata kapag nilalabas para sa hearing), sinabi niyang high security risk raw ang matalinong tenyente kasi may record na nga na nag-eskapo. “Hayaan nyo,” pakutya niyang sabi sa […]

March 30, 2006   Posted in: Web Links  229 Comments

Spot the difference

Look closely at the nose. What have you noticed? 2002 Gloria Arroyo Christmas card. A painting by Orville D.R. Tiamson of Angono, Rizal 2005 Gloria Arroyo Christmas card by Melvin B. Culaba.

March 29, 2006   Posted in: General  65 Comments

Pera at pwersa

Kahit ano pang pekeng survey ang gawin ni Ronaldo Puno, ang bagong interior secretary, hindi maiiba ang katotohanan na mas maraming Pilipino ay sukang-suka na kay Gloria Arroyo. Lumabas sa survey ng Pulse Asia na 65 na porsiyento ng taumbayan (67 milyon na Pilipino) ang gusto nang patalsikin kay Arroyo. Ngunit nasa kapangyarihan pa siya […]

March 28, 2006   Posted in: Web Links  269 Comments

Ostracism as protest

If you are a peace-loving citizen who believes in truth, honor, integrity and all the values we have been taught to cherish, how do you fight Gloria Arroyo, whose brazen abuse of power intensifies everyday? At a forum organized by a group calling themselves “Concerned Citizens of the Philippines” at the Manila Polo Club last […]

March 27, 2006   Posted in: Malaya  63 Comments

Desperada

Parang bulldozer na gustong ragasain ang Constitution itong pinaggagawa ni Gloria Arroyo para lang matuloy ang charter change. Sabay-sabay ngayon ang ginagawa nina House Speaker Jose de Venecia at Interior Secretary Ronnie Puno ang pagbaluktot ng Constitution para lamang maisulong ang charter change. Dahil sinabi ng Senado na hindi sila papayag ng charter change sa […]

March 26, 2006   Posted in: Web Links  74 Comments

You call this people’s initiative?

I called up the office of our barangay in Moonwalk Village in Las Piñas yesterday about the reported assembly on Charter Change and a certain “Lorry” informed me that it would be at 8 a.m. Saturday at the barangay hall. Lorry, who sounded amiable and helpful, said the agenda includes a report on the accomplishments […]

March 24, 2006   Posted in: Malaya  309 Comments

Buking ang kaipokritahan

Nagkakandabulol na si Mike Defensor, presidential chief of staff at si Press Secretary Ignacio Bunye sa pagdepensa sa kanilang amo sa ibinunyag ng Batasan 5 na kasama naman nila si Gloria Arroyo sa pagplano ng pagpatalsik kay Pangulong Estrada noong 2000. Natanggal si Estrada, Enero 2001 . Ang Batasan 5 ay sina Bayan Muna Reps. […]

March 23, 2006   Posted in: Web Links  35 Comments

Danger signs from Washington

It looks like the new U.S. ambassador, Kristie Kenney, has a good grasp of the root of the crisis hounding Gloria Arroyo. In her statement before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for her confirmation last January, she said: “Our bilateral relationship with the Philippines is based on a deep affection between our peoples and shared […]

March 22, 2006   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Malaya  249 Comments

Red Constantino’s book

The Foundation for Nationalist Studies (FNS) is launching the book of Renato Redentor Constantino, The Poverty of Memory: Essays on History and Empire on March 24, 2006 (Friday), 4:00 pm at the Balay Kalinaw, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City. The Poverty of Memory deals with narratives of resistance and conquest, the exigencies of […]

March 22, 2006   Posted in: General  1,052 Comments