Archive for December, 2007

May 2008 be a better year!

My New Year’s wish: May peace and justice prevail in our land. If the Lord adds happiness, that’s a bonus.

December 31, 2007   Posted in: General  34 Comments

Hopefully, a better year for everyone

by Ramon J. Farolan Inquirer First of all, belated holiday greetings go to Sen. Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV. I realize he has been the subject of a number of negative news items in the past few days, including an expensive full-page ad from a group calling itself “Kongreso ng . . . something.” This young […]

December 31, 2007   Posted in: Military  37 Comments

US soldiers apologize for closing Sulu hospital

Update: Allaga orders probe of alleged US medling in Sulu hospital Rasul asks US to ship out its soldiers from Sulu See complete press statement in comments below. by Julie Alipala Inquirer Mindanao Bureau Zamboanga City, Philippines — US soldiers in Sulu have apologized for ordering health officials to shut down the government-run hospital in […]

December 31, 2007   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Military  82 Comments

Writers under martial law

by F Sionil Jose Last November, when we were finalizing plans for the 50th anniversary conference of the Philippine Center of International PEN, I thought of convening the founding members particularly those who were at the PEN National Writers Conference in Baguio in 1958. I did not have to consult the list; when I told […]

December 31, 2007   Posted in: Media, Politics  31 Comments

Thanks for Pablo’s ‘madness’

Pablo Tariman’s Great Performances Series concluded in a dazzling performance by Russian pianist Ilya Rashkoskiy early this month at the Philamlife Theatre. It was a return engagement for Ilya, whose spectacular 2006 performance sent Filipino music lovers asking for more. As expected, Ilya did not disappoint fans the second time around. His December 8 concert […]

December 31, 2007   Posted in: Arts and Culture, Malaya  46 Comments

Ang paglapastangan ni GMA kay Jose Rizal

Ang Dec. 30 ay araw na ginugunita ng bayang Pilipino ang kagitingan ng ating pambansang bayani na si Jose Rizal. Ito ang araw na binaril si Rizal sa Luneta dahil sa kanyang mga sinulat na gumigising sa mamamayang Pilipino sa pang-aapi na ginagawa ng mga kastila. Ipinaglaban ni Rizal hanggang sa kamatayan ang katotohanan Ngunit […]

December 30, 2007   Posted in: Human Rights, Military, Web Links  182 Comments

Walang puso

This is how the military treats its enlisted personnel: Today, Philippine Army Chief Lt. Gen. Alexander Yano, through his chief of staff Brig. Gen. Ralph A. Villanueva, discharged the remaining five enlisted Army Rangers detained for almost two years without charges in Camp Capinpin, Tanay. The order said the five are discharged “without honor” effective […]

December 28, 2007   Posted in: Feb '06, Human Rights, Military  357 Comments

Trillanes et al asks for dismissal of rebellion charge

Statement issued by Atty. Ernesto Francisco on his filing of Motion for Reconsideration in the Manila Pen Rebellion Case against Sen. Antonio Trillanes and 16 other officers and enlisted men ( Capt. Gary C. Alejano, Ltsg. James Layug, Ltsg. Manuel G. Cabochan, Ltsg. Eugene P. Gonzalez, 2Lt. Jonnel P. Sanggalang, Ltsg. Andy G. Torrato, Ltjr. […]

December 28, 2007   Posted in: Military  149 Comments

Lim shuns military investigation of Pen incident

Update: Upon the order of Makati Judge Elmo Alameda,Brig. Gen. Danny Lim was recommitted under the PNP Custodial Center, PNP effective today, Dec. 28, 2007. by Victor Reyes Malaya Brig. Gen. Danilo Lim yesterday faced a military investigator in Camp Aguinaldo but did not participate in the provost marshal’s investigation on the standoff at the […]

December 28, 2007   Posted in: Military  32 Comments

Hilo si Esperon kay Lim

Update:Lim refused to participate in AFP provost marshal investigation. Click here for Inquirer story. Update: Atty. Vicente Verdadero, lawyer of Brig. Gen. Danny Lim, said he was informed at about 6:30 that his client will face investigation by the AFP Provost Marshal at 8 a.m. today. Lumalabas ang kalituhan ni AFP Chief Hermogenes Esperon […]

December 27, 2007   Posted in: Human Rights, Military  135 Comments