Archive for October, 2006

TRO issued

The Court of Appeals has issued a 60-day temporary restraining order on the suspension of Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay.

October 19, 2006   Posted in: General  110 Comments

“The issue is beyond Binay”

I was at the Makati City Hall yesterday afternoon up to about 9 p.m. There was a steady stream of visitors, expressing support for Mayor Binay. There were Bishops Julio Labayen and Bishop Antonio Tobias. Later in the evening the two bishops, together with three other priests, officiated mass. There was former Finance Secretary Jess […]

October 19, 2006   Posted in: General  112 Comments

Pabor kay Binay

Maganda ang text ni Rep. Roilo Golez sa nangyayari ngayon sa Makati: “Kung patuloy na hindi maayos ang pagtrato kay Mayor Binay, katulad ng pag-aapi at paninikil na ginagawa sa kanya ngayon, baka si Binay ay magiging rallying point ng opposition at kandidato para presidente sa 2010. “Why not Binay for President? Meron siyang kakayahan […]

October 19, 2006   Posted in: Web Links  1,331 Comments

More Filipinos disapprove House junking of impeachment complaint

This should warm the hearts of Bishop Antonio Tobias, Nini Quezon Avanceña, Josie Lichauco, Dinky Soliman, Leah Navarro, and many others who filed the second impeachment complaint against Gloria Arroyo this year despite discouragement from the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines. The latest survey of the Social Weather Stations showed that more Filipinos disagree […]

October 18, 2006   Posted in: Malaya  44 Comments

Suspension order for Binay served

Amidst tension in Makati, Local Government Undersecretary Wencelito Andanar served the suspension order on Makati Mayor Binay, his vice mayor and all the 16 councilors at about 6 a.m. They have designated Rodolfo Ferraren, official of the national capital region, as officer-in-charge. Binay refused to personally receive the suspension order. Andanar merely pasted it in […]

October 17, 2006   Posted in: General  191 Comments

Jocjoc asks Magsaysay to testify in US

(The following article by JP Lopez appears in today’s Malaya. What could be Bolante’s strategy?) Talk about chutzpah. Former agriculture undersec-retary Jocelyn “Joc Joc” Bolante has asked Sen. Ramon Magsaysay Jr. to testify in his immigration hearing in the United States. This is the same Bolante who the Senate ordered arrested for repeatedly failing to […]

October 17, 2006   Posted in: General  27 Comments

Update on Mike Arroyo’s libel case

Thanks for all the messages of support. I posted bail (P10,500.00) in the sala of Judge Silvino T. Pampilo, Jr. of Branch 26 of the Manila Regional Trial Court. Arraignment is set on Oct. 25, 2006 at 8:30 a.m. I was with former Sen. Francisco Tatad, who was also issued an arrest warrant on the […]

October 16, 2006   Posted in: General  58 Comments

Warrant of arrest

I have just been informed by Malaya that I have to go to court to post bail because there’s a warrant of arrest issued for me in connection with the libel suit filed by Mike Arroyo. I was already dropped from the case but Arroyo petitioned that I be re-instated. The judge approved it. Have […]

October 16, 2006   Posted in: General  108 Comments

Age-rule ‘violations’ have foreign service going gray

(I did the following article for I-Magazine of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism) UP for confirmation before the Commission on Appointments anytime now is retired Chief Justice Hilario Davide, 71, who has been nominated as permanent representative to the United Nations in New York. If confirmed by the Commission on Appointments, Davide will replace […]

October 16, 2006   Posted in: Foreign Affairs  48 Comments

Tridentine mass soon to return?

I welcome the news that Pope Benedict XVI will soon be allowing Catholic churches to hold Tridentine masses. A Washington Post report last Friday said: “Pope Benedict XVI has drafted a document allowing wider use of the Tridentine Mass, the Latin rite that was largely replaced in the 1960s by Masses in English and other […]

October 16, 2006   Posted in: General  1,129 Comments