Archive for April, 2006


I will be covering Binirayan. Afterwards, I’ll be off for a week’s vacation.

April 26, 2006   Posted in: General  91 Comments

Binirayan 2006

It’s Binirayan time again in Antique. Antique is one of the four provinces that comprise the island of Panay (the others are Iloilo, Capiz, and Aklan). Aklan has its Ati-atihan, Iloilo has its Dinagyang, and Antique has its Binirayan. Tomorrow morning, Antiqueños will reprise the landing of the 10 Borneans on the shores of Malandog […]

April 26, 2006   Posted in: Malaya  1,474 Comments

Takot ang guilty

Halatang malaking kasalanan ang kanilang ginawa sa bayan kaya takot na takot itong mga alagad ni Gloria Arroyo sa pagpatuloy ng Senado ng mga imbestigasyon tungkol sa iba’t-ibang katiwalian sa adminsitrasyong Arroyo. Nangi-nginig na ang kanilang tumbong pagkatapos magdesisyon ang Supreme Court na labag sa Constitution ang E.O. 464 na pinalabas ni Arroyo na nagbabawal […]

April 25, 2006   Posted in: Web Links  71 Comments

Saudi chop-chop update:7 Filipinos Charged With Murder

(This is the today’s Arab News report on the Saudi chop-chop murders. Take note of the sixth paragraph. The name of Bong Pineda was mentioned.) Mahmoud Ahmed Arab News JEDDAH, 24 April 2006 — Saudi authorities have indicted 30 Filipinos in Jeddah for alleged involvement in murder, gambling, lottery and money laundering, informed sources told […]

April 24, 2006   Posted in: General  74 Comments

Isolating Gloria Arroyo

I like this girl, Maria Theresa Pangilinan. She did what none of the graduates of the Philippine Military Academy, who will have a career as “protector of the people and the state”, dared do. Last Friday, while Gloria Arroyo was talking about state universities producing more nurses and caregivers to be sent to foreign countries […]

April 24, 2006   Posted in: General, Malaya  662 Comments

Letters from Saudi

I’m sharing with you excerpts from letters of friends in Saudi on the gruesome crime involving Filipinos: One letter: “Initially, matunog ang tungkol sa drugs pero sa investigation lumalabas, laban ito ng 2 grupo ng Kapampangan na nagpapa-lottery at jueteng. Ang isa raw ay tinatawag na Arayat group. Yung rival group ay galing sa area […]

April 23, 2006   Posted in: General  1,322 Comments

Update on Saudi chop-chop case

Filipinos Are Safe Here, Kingdom Assures Manila Rasheed Abou-Alsamh Arab News JEDDAH, 23 April 2006 — Following the recent arrest of 52 Filipinos as suspects in a gruesome murder case in which the mutilated remains of three Filipinos were found in the Industrial Area here on April 4, the Kingdom has reassured the Philippine government […]

April 23, 2006   Posted in: General  24 Comments

OFWs in gold theft case in Saudi

I wrote to friends in Saudi for clarification in vague stories that are coming out on the chop-chop case. They said there are two separate stories that have been mixed up by wire stories which were picked by by Philippine newspapers. One is about Filipino mine workers who were accused of theft and the other […]

April 23, 2006   Posted in: General  1,214 Comments

Damay sa chop-chop

Magkahalong sindak, takot, habag, lungkot at galit ang aking naramdaman sa balitang may nadiskubreng pinagputol-putol na katawan sa Jeddah at maraming Pilipino ang dinampot kaugnay ng krimen. Nabalita rin na anim na Pilipino sa Saudi ang nai-report na missing. Hindi pa nakumpirma kung ang mga nakitang chop-chop na mga bangkay ay mga katawan ng nawawalang […]

April 23, 2006   Posted in: Web Links  30 Comments


I’ve only recently discovered that there’s a spot in this vast universe where each and every human being can express his thoughts on anything under the sun. It’s called a blog. I claimed my spot six months ago and the address is Through my blog, I’ve had lively exchanges with people from all over […]

April 21, 2006   Posted in: Malaya  1,210 Comments