Archive for August, 2007

A cookbook by Magdalos

The Magdalo is cooking something. But not a coup that preoccupies the paranoid minds of Gloria Arroyo and her henchmen. At the ongoing International Book Fair going at the World Trade Center on Roxas Boulevard, you will find at the booth of Anvil Publishing, “Pulutan: From the Soldiers’ Kitchen”. The book is written by two […]

August 31, 2007   Posted in: Malaya, Military  179 Comments

SC eyes ‘right to truth’ writ

To further address the “chilling” rise in the incidents of extrajudicial killings and involuntary disappearances, the Supreme Court yesterday said it is studying the issuances of the writ of habeas data to uphold the people’s “right to truth.” Chief Justice Reynato Puno said the writ of habeas data will be effective alongside the enforcement of […]

August 30, 2007   Posted in: Human Rights  54 Comments

‘Garci’ probe is a go;

by Dennis Gadil Senators voted in a closed-door caucus last night to proceed with a fresh inquiry into the “Hello Garci” wiretapping scandal and assigned the committee on national defense as lead investigating panel instead of constituting a Committee of the Whole. Following the caucus, majority leader Francis Pangilinan announced on the session floor that […]

August 29, 2007   Posted in: Politics  375 Comments

Regime of insecurity

I just got this text: “Malacañang is building scenario of violence in Metro Manila but sends troops to Mindanao. What is their end game?” Strange indeed. Could it be that Gloria Arroyo and her military advisers feel the outrage of the soldiers, especially the Marines, over how, in the words of Sen. Antonio Trillanes, they […]

August 29, 2007   Posted in: Malaya  224 Comments

From the Men of Honor behind bars

Something is really wrong when those who are in power are afraid of those they have put in prison. This is a message from Camp Capinpin in Tanay:

August 28, 2007   Posted in: Feb '06, Military  135 Comments

Lalong na-praning

Tanggap na yata ng Malacañang na mahirap nila maharang ang pagbubukas ng imbestigasyon ng Hello Garci sa Senado. Anim na senador na na sumama sa mga bata ni Gloria Arroyo para maluluko si Manny Villar bilagn Senate president ay boboto para itutuloy ang pagbubukas ulit ng Hello Garci. Kasama pa si Villar. Sa botohan mamayang […]

August 28, 2007   Posted in: Web Links  83 Comments

Making sense of the Basilan debacle (Part 2)

Gonzalez and Dolorfino direct behind the scene AT the height of the firefight between the soldiers of the 1st Marine Brigade and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in the village of Guinanta in Al-Barka, Basilan, Gloria Arroyo was at the Pryce Hotel in Cagayan de Oro City talking about “Muslim brothers and sisters working in […]

August 27, 2007   Posted in: Military  53 Comments

Making sense of the Basilan debacle (Part 1)

The double agent As the military gears for the major offensive that AFP chief of staff Gen. Hermogenes Esperon Jr. announced in Basilan last week, the people recoil over how many lives will be lost further in a war that they do not understand. In less than two months, the hostilities, which started with the […]

August 27, 2007   Posted in: Military  36 Comments

Harry Roque’s notes on R.A. 4200

Related stories: Enrile backs wiretap probe but on one condition Lito Banayo’s column:Pssst Dick Republic Act 4200 is what is known as the Anti-Wire-tapping law. It states that “It shall be unlawful for any person, not being authorized by all the parties to any private communication or spoken word, to tap any wire or cable, […]

August 27, 2007   Posted in: Malaya  57 Comments

Mana sa magulang

Like father, like son talaga itong mag-amang Mike at Mikey Arroyo. Sabi ni Mikey Arroyo, congressman ng Pampanga, “Who, me? A smuggler?” Sinabi ito ni Mikey noong isang araw dahil sa usap-usapan na kaya laganap ang smuggling ngayon dahil siya ang padrino ng mga smuggler. Kaya tuloy hirap na hirap ang Bureau of Customs makapag […]

August 26, 2007   Posted in: Web Links  81 Comments