Archive for August, 2006

Comelec junks Sigaw petition

As expected by many, Comelec dismissed the petition of Sigaw ng Bayan to verify signatures they have gathered via their spurious version of People’s Initiative to amend the Constitution The Commission on Elections denied Thursday the Malacañan-backed people’s initiative petition filed by Sigaw ng Bayan Movement and the Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines, […]

August 31, 2006   Posted in: General  97 Comments

Patuloy and swerte ni Jocjoc

Talagang sinuswerte itong si Jocjoc Bolante. Sabi ni Executve Secretary Eduardo Ermita at ng Department of Foreign Affairs, kailangan raw tulungan si Bolante at asikasuhin at kanyang hinihinging “humanitarian assistance.” Humingi si Bolante, na ngayon ay nakakulong sa Kenosha, Wisconsin sa Philippine Embassy sa Washington D.C. na makipag-usap sa Amerika para raw mabigyan siya ng […]

August 31, 2006   Posted in: Web Links  171 Comments

X for Erap docu

X or “disapproved for airing on television.” That’s the final verdict of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board on the docummentary on former President Estrada’s life titled “Ang Mabuhay Para sa Masa.” You can view the movie at I don’t know how to post it here. But I’ll find a way. Meanwhile […]

August 30, 2006   Posted in: General  320 Comments

Sigaw’s devious gameplan

The Counsels for the Defense of Liberties (CODAL) filed yesterday with the Commission on Election its opposition against the petition of Sigaw ng Bayan for verification of signatures they have gathered under People’s Initiative. Like many others, Codal thinks Comelec is going to dismiss Sigaw’s petition which the pro Cha-cha proponents also expect because that’s […]

August 30, 2006   Posted in: General  154 Comments

Dentist ni Gloria

Dentist pala ni Gloria Arroyo itong si Leonor Tripon-Rosero, chair ng Professional Regulation Commission, na ngayon ay pinag-iinitan ng publiko dahil sa palpak na pamamalakad sa nursing board exam. Kaya naman pala hindi magalaw ni Arroyo kahit nagkanda-lokoloko na ang nursing board exam. Marami ngayon ang nagde-demand ng resignation ni Rosero dahil sa leak na […]

August 29, 2006   Posted in: Web Links  1,541 Comments

Muted response

My cousins, the Orendains, have a small beach resort in Guimbal, Iloilo and it is in danger of being ruined by the oil spill coming from MT Solar I that sank in the waters off Guimaras. My cousin, Dolly O. Escobar, whose daughters, Marla and Carla manage Sunrise Beach (about 30 minutes away from Iloilo […]

August 28, 2006   Posted in: Malaya  1,870 Comments

Petition on Guimaras oil spill

Fellow Filipinos, We all know so well that a huge oil spill happened in the Philippines several weeks ago now and started to destroy our beautiful beaches and ecology. From the onset until this moment, the government of Gloria Arroyo has not done any action to contain the oil spill or force the owners of […]

August 27, 2006   Posted in: General  561 Comments

Investors beware, warns US investment risk analyst

(This is in Saturday’s (Aug. 26, 2006) issue of Malaya.) Increase in terrorist activities, political instability, and deteriorating economic and credit fundamentals make the Philippines a high risk for foreign investors, a US-based investment risk outfit said in its analysis of the Philippine situation this week. Condor Advisers’ Aug. 21, 2006, analysis said: “Terrorist strikes […]

August 25, 2006   Posted in: General  137 Comments

Joc Joc to become US investor?

The latest in the case of former Agriculture Undersecretary Jocelyn “Joc Joc” Bolante is that he could be requesting the United States government permission to invest there. This is what Harry Roque, who filed an amicus brief in the US court opposing the Bolante’s petition for asylum, suspects based on yesterday’s report of ABS-CBN correspondent […]

August 25, 2006   Posted in: Malaya  1,488 Comments

The gallant 32

It takes courage and honor to take a stand against overwhelming odds. We are proud of these 32 who voted to impeach Gloria Arroyo. It doesn’t matter that it did not prosper. We will remember your names. 1. Rep. Henedina Abad 2. Rep. Nereus Acosta 3. Rep. Benjamin Agarao 4. Rep. Mario Aguja 5. Rep. […]

August 24, 2006   Posted in: General  235 Comments