Archive for February, 2007

More pictures of Feb. 27 hearing in Tanay

Please click on each picture to see it enlarged. Scout rangers arrive at the Sierra Madre Hall for the hearing. 1. Army Capt. Ruben Guinolbay, the hero of the 2001 Lamitan seige. 2. Maj. Jason Aquino and fellow detained officers. 3. More men of honor on trial. I’m not sure if they are Capt. Frederick […]

February 28, 2007   Posted in: General  256 Comments

Detained Army Capt. Dante Langkit mulls running for Congress

This Esperon is perverse. He subjected Capt. Dante Langkit to severe pressure by confining him to solitary confinement for 10 months. Now the young officer has apologized for his involvement in the Feb. 2006 and is asking for permission to be permitted to campaign because he is running under the Genuine Opposition for a congressional […]

February 28, 2007   Posted in: Feb '06, Military  28 Comments

Faeldon’s advocacy

I’m pleasantly surprised to see the website of Marine Capt. Nicanor Faeldon (, one of the Magdalo soldiers currently detained at Fort Bonifacio, updated. I suppose someone is doing it for him because they are not allowed internet connections in their detention quarters. Faeldon’s website was set up immediately after he escaped on Dec. 14, […]

February 28, 2007   Posted in: Military  75 Comments

Detained Marines transferred to Army camp

Such a simple act as transfer of detained officers and AFP Chief of Staff Hermogenes Esperon had to do it in a deceitful manner. The detained marine officers involved in the February 2006 aborted withdrawal of support had learned about the order to transfer to Tanay two weeks ago and they have come to terms […]

February 27, 2007   Posted in: Feb '06, Military  72 Comments

At last, rebel officers to get copies of PTI report

Here’s Inquirer report on what happened in the courtmartial hearing of 28 officers involved in the alleged February 2006 coup plot. Click here for the much-requested Pre-Trial Investigation Report. A military court on Tuesday acceded to demands of 28 Army Scout Ranger and Marine officers facing mutiny charges that they be furnished copies of the […]

February 27, 2007   Posted in: Feb '06, Military  318 Comments

Astang siga si Mike Arroyo

Newsbreak has a more detailed account of this morning’s hearing complete with background of the case. Click here. Isinalang si Mike Arroyo kahapon sa witness stand sa kasong libel na kanyang isinampa laban kay Jake Macasaet, publisher ng Malaya at business editor Rosario Galang. “Ang yabang ng dating,” sabi ng isang reporter na nandun sa […]

February 26, 2007   Posted in: Media, Web Links  260 Comments

Mike Arroyo challenges lawyer to “settle outside”

Mike Arroyo took the witness stand this morning in the hearing of the libel case he filed against Malaya Publisher Jake Macasaet and business editor Rosario Galang. A reporter who was in the courtroom said, Arroyo, in a white barong, was arrogant as ever. In the course of the cross examination, Arroyo challenged Macasaet’s lawyer, […]

February 26, 2007   Posted in: Media  59 Comments

A touching reminder of Edsa I

It was the most unexpected occasion by the most unexpected person to be reminded that 21 years ago, the nation stood united for freedom and democracy and ousted a well-entrenched dictator. It was the first encore (he did three) of the brilliant Romanian violinist Alexandru Tomescu that reminded us of the exhilarating moment evening of […]

February 26, 2007   Posted in: Election 2007, Malaya  75 Comments

US rejects ‘Joc Joc’ bid for asylum

By Reinir Padua and Jocelyn Montemayor Malaya THE United States has denied the petition for political asylum of former agriculture undersecretary Jocelyn “Joc Joc” Bolante, a UP law professor who has been monitoring the case said yesterday. “My sources have said that was denied three or four days ago… Maybe on Wednesday,” Harry Roque said […]

February 25, 2007   Posted in: General  47 Comments

Esperon bats for Palparan running for congressman

And he says it is not electioneering which he forbids all soldiers to do. Victor Reyes’ report in Malaya. Armed Forces chief Gen. Hermo-genes Esperon Jr. yesterday said he hopes retired Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan, scourge of communists and alleged mastermind of a rash of extra-judicial killings, will win if and when he runs for […]

February 25, 2007   Posted in: Election 2007  63 Comments