Archive for January, 2007

Read this and weep

Excerpts from the signed affidavit Filipina rape victim in Qatar. We will hide her identity under the name “Clara”. Sometime in April 2005, my father suffered a second stroke and was unable to work since then. I wanted to be able to work in Oman in order to care and provide for my parents as […]

January 31, 2007   Posted in: Malaya  192 Comments

Pinay maids ayaw mag-Supermaid

Nagwawala ang mga Pinay maids sa Hongkong, Singapore, Malaysia, at Taiwan dahil sa bagong requirement na nilabas ng POEA (Philippine Overseas Employment Administration) para maka-trabaho sa labas ng bansa bilang katulong. Ang bagong requirements ay 1) bawal ang placement fees na pinapabayaran sa mga maid; pinapa sa ibang lugar; 2) mas mataas na simula ng […]

January 30, 2007   Posted in: Web Links  138 Comments

Detention takes its toll

In the last hearing of the court martial panel trying 28 military officers for their alleged plan to withdraw support from the bogus presidency of Gloria Arroyo in February last year, notably absent were Col. Januario Caringal and Lt. Col. Custodio Parcon, both of the Philippine Marines. The two officers were sick. Caringal , former […]

January 29, 2007   Posted in: Feb '06, Malaya, Military  177 Comments

May paki-alam ang taumbayan

Dapat pasalamatan ni Alan Peter Cayetano si Mike Arroyo. Dahil sa pambabastos ni Arroyo kay Alan, lalong lumalakas ang kanyang kandidatura sa pagka-senador. Sa galit ng mga tao sa kayabangan ni Arroyo kasama ang kanyang anak at kapatid, pati na rin ang kaniyang abogado, marami ang boboto kay Alan. . Sa hearing ng House Ethics […]

January 28, 2007   Posted in: Web Links  174 Comments

Crazy, merry Philippine politics

You can say anything about Philippine politics. But you can never say it’s boring. Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile has resigned as chair of the Pwersa ng Masa party of President Joseph Estrada, citing displeasure over the United Opposition’s choice of candidates. But he remains a member of PMP. Senate sources said Enrile’s resignation could have […]

January 27, 2007   Posted in: Election 2007  378 Comments

Esperon in suit in a military activity shocks other officers

I got this message from an officer who was flabbergasted seeing AFP Chief of Staff Hermogenes Esperon in a suit during the thanksgiving dinner in Malacañang in honor of military officers and men involved in the killing of Janjalani and Abu Solaiman. The CSAFP attending military occasions wearing “Amerikana”, not his service uniform. Wow, class! […]

January 26, 2007   Posted in: Military  107 Comments

Feb. 6 for Trillanes;Feb. 7 for Honasan

Honasan, Trillanes allowed to personally file candidacy by Ashzel Hachero in Malaya: THE Makati regional trial court yesterday granted the separate requests of former senator Gregorio Honasan and Magdalo leader Navy Lt. (s.g.) Antonio Trillanes IV that they be allowed to leave their detention cells to personally file their certificates of candidacy for senator at […]

January 26, 2007   Posted in: Election 2007  105 Comments

Iloilo storm troopers recommended for award

This is what you call adding insult to injury. By Veronica Uy in The police director for Western Visayas has recommended awards for the policemen who stormed the Iloilo provincial capitol last week in an attempt to physically evict Governor Niel Tupas Sr. Chief Superintendent Wilfredo Dulay admitted this before the Senate hearing on […]

January 26, 2007   Posted in: General  57 Comments

Comelec’s ‘honest’ mistake

It was admirable of James Jimenez, director for public information of the Commission on Election, to admit on TV a gross mistake by the Commission in its Resolution 7767 implementing the Fair Election Act (RA 9006) in relation to the May 14, 2007 synchronized national and local elections. There’s a provision in Comelec Resolution 7767, […]

January 26, 2007   Posted in: Election 2007, Malaya  41 Comments

A cry for shepherds

Last January 19, some 134 concerned citizens gathered at the Asian Social Institute in Malate, Manila for a whole day of “discernment for the common good”. They came out with a call to the Catholic Bishops of the Philippines titled “A Cry for Shepherds” I.The Signs of the Times

January 25, 2007   Posted in: General  110 Comments