Archive for May, 2006

Bad comedy

The operation by intelligence agents of the Armed Forces of the Philippines against the five supporters of former President Estrada was so crass that, in some portions, it looked like bad comedy. Quezon City policeman Jose Curameng related that at the military headquarters they were brought to (after they were abducted at the house of […]

May 31, 2006   Posted in: Malaya  343 Comments

Paghahanda sa trahedya

Dalawang lugar  dito sa Southeast Asia ang ngayon ay nagugupo ng trahedya: ang Yogyakarta sa Indonesia at East Timor. Isang malakas na lindol ang yumanig sa Yogyakarta noong Sabado.Sobra na sa 4,000 ang patay at sobra sa 10,000 ang nasaktan at nawalan ng bahay.Sa East Timor naman, kagagawan ng tao ang trahedya. Halos civil war […]

May 30, 2006   Posted in: Web Links  56 Comments

Torture

As a member of the United Nations, the Philippines adheres, or  is supposed to adhere, to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights  that states, “no one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of punishment.” The Philippines is also a signatory to the United Nations Conventions against Torture and Other Cruel, […]

May 29, 2006   Posted in: Malaya  34 Comments

Hayop

Ito ang salaysay ng dalawa sa limang mga supporters ni dating Pangulong Estrada na dinampot ng mga intelligence agents noong Lunes. Ang lima ay sina Virgilio Eustaquio, Jim Cabauatan, Ruben Dionisio, Dennis Evona at Jose Curameng. Maliban kay Curameng, lahat ay mieyembro ng Union of the Masses for Democracy and Justice (UMDJ), isang grupong nasu-suporta […]

May 28, 2006   Posted in: Web Links  24 Comments

Our apathy

Someone up there must have intervened between Tuesday, when AFP information chief Col. Tristan Kison denied that five supporters of former President Estrada were in their custody, and Wednesday, when Kison finally admitted Intelligence Service of the AFP had them. Someone up there must have stopped Gloria Arroyo’ minions from pulling the trigger while torturing […]

May 26, 2006   Posted in: Malaya  18 Comments

Enchanted kingdom ni Arroyo

Nagyayaya si Gloria Arroyo sa kanyang “Enchanted Kingdom”. Sa kanyang talumpati sa 27th National Conference of Employers sa Manila Hotel noong Martes, sabi ni Arroyo, “Indeed, we have survived and now we will compete and then succeed. We will be in enchanted kingdom.” (Tayo ay nagtagumpay. Tayo ay makipagkumpetisyon. Tayo ay pupunta sa enchanted kingdom.) […]

May 25, 2006   Posted in: Web Links  88 Comments

Endangered species

Jose Torres Jr., spokesperson and director of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines, said: “The Arroyo government may argue until it is blue in the face that a culture of impunity does not exist in the country.”Torres said Arroyo should tell that to the family of Palawan broadcaster Fernando “Dong” Batul, murdered the […]

May 24, 2006   Posted in: Malaya  24 Comments

Sangkalan

                                                          Ano ba namang kaipokrituhan itong pinaiiral ni Armed Forces Chief Gen. Generoso Senga. Ibinalita noong isang araw na imbestigahan raw ang ilang opisyal ng military ukol sa  “unprofessional conduct” bilang pagpatupad ng rekomendasyon ni Flag-Officer-in-Command Mateo Mayuga. Maala-ala natin na nagimbestiga (kuno!) si Mayuga sa  pagkasangkot ng mga opisyal ng military sa 2004 eleksyon.Pagkatapos […]

May 23, 2006   Posted in: Web Links  13 Comments

Bleeding the country dry

I have no doubt that there are enough men of greed in the House for Gloria Arroyo to tap to kill the impeachment complaint that the opposition will file next month. But that should not deter the opposition from filing one on June 26.    Rep. Rolex Suplico said that administration allies in House are […]

May 22, 2006   Posted in: Malaya  20 Comments

Binay vs Lapid

                                            Sige, sige  dapat i-encourage pa si Sen. Lito Lapid na tumakbo para mayor ng Makati sa 2007 eleksyon. Sinabi ni Lapid na sinabihan raw siya ni Mike Arroyo, asawa ni Gloria Arroyo, na tumakbo para mayor sa  Makati. Sumunod naman si Lapid kaya titira na raw siya sa Makati para maging qualified siya sa […]

May 21, 2006   Posted in: Web Links  74 Comments