Archive for March, 2007

The crusade of Sabas Mabulo

Sabas Mabulo is running against Dato Arroyo, son of Gloria and Mike Arroyo, in Camarines Sur. Against all Odds By Sabas Mabulo More than a decade ago, when I first entered government service by way of running in an elected position, it was clear in my mind that the only desire in me was to […]

March 31, 2007   Posted in: Election 2007  339 Comments

Bizarre indeed

I looked at the statistics of the Department of Education and I deeply understand why Jun Ducat had to do something drastic for the 145 children in his Musmos Day Care Center. DepED statistics (2004) showed that for every 100 children Grade One pupils in the Philippines, only 51 or about half manage to finish […]

March 30, 2007   Posted in: Malaya  191 Comments

Alston warns of dire consequences

Update:The militant group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) yesterday urged President Arroyo to immediately comply with the recommendations of United Nations special rapporteur Philip Alston on ending the wave of extrajudicial killings. Click here. Philip Alston, United Nations special rapporteur on extra-judicial killings in the Philippines, warned of dire consequences of a failure to end extrajudicial […]

March 29, 2007   Posted in: General  26 Comments

Halata ang kamay ni Mike Arroyo

Napanood nyo ba noong Martes ng gabi ang Strictly Politics? Nagwalk-out si Oliver Lozano, handler ni Joselito Cayetano, ang kandidato para senador para pampasira kay Alan Cayetano. Ang guest ni Pia Hontiveros ay sina Alan Cayetano at Oliver Lozano at ang topic ay ang desisyon ng first division ng Comelec na i-deklara si Joselito na […]

March 29, 2007   Posted in: Web Links  103 Comments

Duque’s P1B bag of goodies

Malaya’s editorial: We were prepared to believe the Palace was honest in saying the P1 billion hunger-easing fund would not be used to buy support for administration candidates. Easing hunger pangs is beyond politics. So by all means, we told ourselves, let’s give Gloria Arroyo the benefit of the doubt. Our new-found charity toward the […]

March 28, 2007   Posted in: Election 2007  129 Comments

Not yet time to rejoice

Yesterday, I was starting to write this column and my opening sentence was: “As long as Joselito Cayetano is not declared a nuisance candidate, I will regard Comelec Chair Benjamin Abalos as the hatchet man of Mike Arroyo.” A few minutes after 12 noon, I got a text message from Comelec spokesman James Arthur Jimenez: […]

March 28, 2007   Posted in: Election 2007, Malaya  45 Comments

Joselito Cayetano disqualified!

Breaking news! Joselito Cayetano has been disqualified, Commissioner Resurrection Borra announced in a presscon. Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez said the First Division of the Comelec ruled that Joselito Cayetano is “a nuisance candidate.” Jimenez quoted Commissioner Romeo Brawner saying that Joselito Cayetano has not shown the capacity to wage a nationwide campaign.

March 27, 2007   Posted in: Election 2007  31 Comments

Ang Kapatiran

Sa panahon ngayon na para ka magiging senador ay kailangan kang gumastos ng P250 milyon (pinakamababa) hanggang P500 milyon para manalo, mayroon din namang mga kandidato na hindi sumusunod sa ganitong malaking kahibangan. Dapat naman talaga ganun. Kasi naman common sense lang, bakit ka naman gagastos ng ganyan kalaking pera sa kampanya lang para magiging […]

March 27, 2007   Posted in: Election 2007, Web Links  176 Comments

Arroyo guilty of crimes against humanity

Tribunal Verdict to be transmitted to the UN, ICJ and European Parliament THE HAGUE, Netherlands – In a 13-page verdict read before about 300 people inside a church in this city March 25, the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal (PPT) found both Philippine President Gloria M. Arroyo and U.S. President George W. Bush, Jr. and their respective […]

March 26, 2007   Posted in: General  185 Comments

PMA ‘mistahs’ cannot campaign for Trillanes

Classmates of Genuine Opposition senatorial bet Lt. (sg) Antonio Trillanes IV in the Philippine Military Academy who are still in active service yesterday said they cannot support their “mistah.” “We are prohibited from doing that. We might be charged with electioneering because we are still in the active service,” said Capt. Edmund Mendoza, president of […]

March 26, 2007   Posted in: Election 2007, Military  16 Comments