Archive for April, 2007

Good news, sad news from Mindanao

Just when I was to start writing a feel-good story about Mindanao (the Canadian Embassy’s additional pledge of P40 million for the Mindanao Trust Fund), Leah Navarro’s email about the killing of Solema Jubilan, came in. Jubilan was a human rights lawyer and congressional candidate for the second district of Cotabato.’s breaking news said […]

April 30, 2007   Posted in: Election 2007, Malaya  29 Comments

Two events

1.The Concerned Citizens Group is holding a forum “Calm before the Storm” on May 3, Thursday, ast 5:30 p.m. at the Manila Polo Club. Speakers: Conrad de Quiroz, columnist of the Philippine Daily Inquirer and Felipe Miranda of Pulse Asia. Moderator will be lawyer Harry Roque. No charge. 2. The “Women for Trillanes” will hold […]

April 29, 2007   Posted in: Election 2007  21 Comments

Kailan ang pinal na desisyon kay Cayetano?

Noong isang linggo ibinasura ng Commission on Elections ang disqualification petition ni Pateros Mayor Jose Capco laban kay Alan Cayetano na tumatakbng senador sa ilalim ng partido ng Genuine Opposition. Sinabi kasi ni Capco na hindi raw Pilipino si Alan na siyam na taon ng nanunungkulan bilang kongresista ng Taguig-Pateros. Siyempre sinabi ng Comelec na […]

April 29, 2007   Posted in: Election 2007, Web Links  73 Comments

Soldiers, stay out

Senator Aquilino Pimentel, Jr., issued the following statement on the intensified presence of military in urban despressed areas and in the project of Gen. Dolorfino for the military to conduct an election information drive in the urban barnagays: Soldiers: Stay Out of Barangays. Let Civilian Authorities Do the Job Soldiers in full battle gear are […]

April 28, 2007   Posted in: Election 2007, Military  76 Comments

Mc Luhan forum on election watching in Davao

Got back late last night from Davao where I participated in the forum “Who is watching Whom” as the nation goes through another election exercise. The other speakers were Yvonne Chua of the University of the Philippines and Luz Rimban of the Ateneo de Manila University. Both Yvonne and Luz were formerly with the Philippine […]

April 28, 2007   Posted in: Election 2007  11 Comments

Pera-pera lang

Palagi pinagyayabang ng mga political operators ni Gloria Arroyo ang kanilang makinarya na siyang magpapanalo raw ng kanilang mga senatorial candidates kahit karamihan sa kanila ay sinusuka ng taumbayan. Noong isang araw, nag-usap kami ni Sen. Edgardo Angara sa ABS-CBN at pinakita niya ang listahan ng mga probinsiya kung saan walang kandidato ang oposisyon. Marami […]

April 26, 2007   Posted in: Election 2007, Web Links  188 Comments

The deal

Now everybody is saying that Crispin Beltran of the Anak Pawis party list and Antonio Trillanes IV of the Genuine Opposition should be released because former Senator Gregorio Honasan, independent candidate for senator, has been released. All three have been accused of attempting to oust Gloria Arroyo from her fake presidency. Even Joker Arroyo, Team […]

April 25, 2007   Posted in: Election 2007, Malaya, Military  114 Comments

Bail kay Honasan, dapat ganun din kay Trillanes

Dahil sa pinayagan ng Makati Regional Trial Court si dating Sen. Gregorio Honasan na magpyansa, hinihingi ngayon ng Genuine Opposition na payagan rin si Ltsg Antonio Trillanes IV na magpyansa. Oo nga naman. Dapat equal. Sabi nga ni GO spokesman Adel Tamano na walang peligro na tatakas si Trillanes dahil kailangan siya makita ng mga […]

April 24, 2007   Posted in: Election 2007, Web Links  104 Comments

Ninoy Aquino,Jason Aquino

Frank Chavez opened the petition he filed before the Supreme Court last Friday, on behalf of his client, Army Major Jason Laureano Aquino,with a quote from Benigno Aquino Jr.,made before Military Commission No. 2 on August 2, 1973. Ninoy Aquino’s words: “There is something that transcends all other considerations, something that is unique in the […]

April 23, 2007   Posted in: Feb '06, Malaya, Military  296 Comments

Her name was Grecil

by Patricia Evangelista (Patricia Evangelista, who writes for the Inquirer, is admirable not only for her intelligence but for her deep concern for justice. She is one young lady worth watching. The following piece is heart breaking. I am outraged.) She was 9 years old. She had big brown eyes and shiny black hair. She […]

April 22, 2007   Posted in: Military  456 Comments