Archive for September, 2006

No bail for Bolante

Yesterday (Sept. 27, 2006) the US district Court in Wisconsin held a hearing on the petition of former Agriculture Undersecretary Jocelyn “Jocjoc” Bolante for bail. Strange, his lawyers mentioned a suspected quid pro quo for the acquittal of US servicemen suspected of raping a Filipina , known in media as “Nicole” in Subic. Anyway, the […]

September 28, 2006   Posted in: General  677 Comments

Bastusan Republic

(Isinumite ko itong column sa Abante ng umaga. Nang hapon na confirm ang promosyon ni Esperon hindi lang sa pagka three- star general. Pati na rin sa pagka four-star. Express ang nangyari.Ganyan ang buhay dito sa Enchanted Kingdom ni Gloria Arroyo.) Itong title ay galing kay Anna, isang Filipina na naninirahan sa Brussels. Galit na […]

September 28, 2006   Posted in: Web Links  530 Comments

McLuhan forum in Cebu

Pictures of the McLuhan forum on “Challenges of New Media in Governance” held at the Marcelo Fernan Press Center in Cebu last Sept. 20, 2006. Eileen Mangubat and Canadian Ambassador Peter Sutherland viewing photo exhibit Amb. Sutherland From left to right: JV Rufino of Inq7, Nini Cabaro of Sun Star-Sunnex,Armand Nocum of Philippine Daily Inquirer, […]

September 27, 2006   Posted in: General  66 Comments

A wanton disregard for press freedom

The following statement was drafted by the National Union of Journalist in the Philippines after a forum on libel conducted by Atty. Theodore O. Te last week. As NUJP said, “This statement is to protest the use of the libel law to stop critical reports and commentaries and to fight for the right of every […]

September 27, 2006   Posted in: Malaya  276 Comments

Esperon’s promotion disregards process: Biazon

Statement of Senator Rodolfo G Biazon, chair of the Senate Committee on national defense and security, on the promotion of AFP Chief Hermogenes Esperon without going through the process of confirmation by the Commission on Appointments. Biazon cited that in the case of General Lisandro Abadia who had been selected by former President Aquino for […]

September 26, 2006   Posted in: General  376 Comments

Supalpal ang Singaw ng Bayan

Nakikita pa ba ninyo ang advertisement ng Singaw ng Bayan tungkol sa coup? Mukha hindi ko na nakikita. Malamang pina-alis na nila. Dapat naman. Buking sila doon na nanloloko sila ng taumbayan. Doon sa advertisement na yun, pinakita nila ang mga images noong mga nakaraang coup o people power. Mayroon din mga images ni Navy […]

September 26, 2006   Posted in: Web Links  112 Comments

Cebu media experience

Media in Manila should learn from Cebu media a thing or two on cooperation. This I saw as participant in a forum “Challenges of New Media in Governance” sponsored by the Embassy of Canada, which was part of the activities in Cebu’s Press Freedom Week last week. On its 12th year, this year’s Press Freedom […]

September 25, 2006   Posted in: Malaya  1,471 Comments

Ang dapat paghandaan ni Esperon

Medyo mahina talaga pa lang umintindi itong mga opisyal ng militar na nasa pwesto. Sabi ni Lt. Col. Bartolome Bacarro, spokesman ng Armed Forces of the Philippines, na pagkatapos batuhin siya ng itlog at putik sa University of the Philippines noong Biyernes, sinabi raw ni AFP Chief Hermogenes Esperon, “Siguro yung mga nambato galit sa […]

September 24, 2006   Posted in: Military, Web Links  139 Comments

As public figure, Mike Arroyo is fair game

This is the release of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines on the forum on libel it organized last Thursday: Contrary to what his lawyers are saying, First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo is a public figure and will have to prove actual malice in order for his numerous libel suits against journalists to […]

September 23, 2006   Posted in: General  450 Comments

Esperon pelted with eggs at UP

This is Malaya’s account of the egg-and- mud-pelting of AFP Chief Hermogenes Esperon at UP Friday. What happened to Esperon is a form of “social boycott” that the citizens of this country, outraged by Gloria Arroyo and her minion’s blatant trampling of our democracy, are resorting to. It happened to Gloria Arroyo at the Cavite […]

September 23, 2006   Posted in: Military  157 Comments