Archive for December, 2007

Esperon issues confusing orders on Gen. Lim

Breaking news! Brig. Gen. Danny Lim has just arrived in Camp Capinpin, Tanay past 11 a.m. today from Camp Crame where he has been detained since Nov. 29, when AFP Chief Hermogenes Esperon ordered that he be brought to the ISAFP (Intelligence Service, AFP) in Camp Aguinaldo. Lim’s security custodians are confused. The order to […]

December 26, 2007   Posted in: Human Rights, Military  49 Comments

“Pulutan” authors savor freedom

Emerson is the one on the left wearing Cavaliers T-shirt while Elmer is the one on the right in gray T-shirt. Emerson is with Gwen while Elmer is with Del. Yvonne is the one in black blouse. Former Navy officers Elmer Cruz and Emerson Rosales, authors of the bestselling cookbook, “Pulutan – From the Soldiers’ […]

December 26, 2007   Posted in: Malaya, Military  173 Comments

Merry Christmas!

As we celebrate the coming of Jesus Christ on earth thousands of years ago, may we find the true meaning of that occasion. Have a meaningful Christmas!

December 25, 2007   Posted in: General  313 Comments

A mouse story

The November 29 Manila Peninsula incident showed the depth of the Filipinos’ apathy. Many of us think that we can remain unaffected by Gloria Arroyo’s cheating, lying and stealing to remain in power as long as we go on with our daily toil. Read this Mouse’s story. “A mouse looked through the crack in the […]

December 24, 2007   Posted in: Malaya  399 Comments

Ganyan talaga ang buhay

Kausap ko ang isang foreign diplomat ay sabi niya, nahihirapan siyang intindihin ang mga Pinoy. Sabi niya bilib siya sa sipag at galing ng mga Pinoy ngunit hindi niya maintindihan kung bakit parang madali natin natatanggap ang katiwalian, pagnanakaw at panloloko ng mga taong nasa kapangyarihan. At sabi pa niya, tanggap rin ng marami sa […]

December 23, 2007   Posted in: Web Links  122 Comments

The problem with lying

Documents speak for themselves The problem with lying is that once you start, it’s difficult to stop because you have to commit more lies to cover up the original lie. And in the process of endless cover up, truth manages to come out. That’s what happened to the unconfirmed Brig. Gen. Jonathan Martir (his appointment […]

December 21, 2007   Posted in: Feb '06, Malaya, Military  289 Comments

Ambassador to Spain seeking Spanish citizenship?

Update: Bernardo denies applying for Spanish citizenship. He said. “A check with the Spanish embassy on the veracity of this statement will certainly substantiate my claim.” He did not apply with the Spanish embassy in Manila. His letter was addressed to Sr. Mendez, then a member of the Spanish parliament who is also a member […]

December 20, 2007   Posted in: Foreign Affairs  49 Comments

Powerless

by Lito Banayo Malaya The time and the setting they chose were most appropriate. Led by the erudite Oscar Cruz, D.D., Archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan, friends and concerned citizens trooped to the Rajah Sulayman Park fronting Manila Bay Friday last week. Before the Christmas season with its message of joy, thanksgiving and hope dawns upon the […]

December 20, 2007   Posted in: Military  52 Comments

May nakakita

Dapat malaman ng pamahalaan ng España, lalo pa ng Universidad de Alcala na nagbigay kay Gloria Arroyo ng award bilang champion ng human rights ang salaysay ni Raymond manalo, isang magsasaka na kinidnap ng mga ahente ng military noong nakaraang taon. Si Raymond at ang kanyang kapatid ay kinuha ng mga miyembro ng Citizen Armed […]

December 20, 2007   Posted in: Human Rights, Military, Web Links  33 Comments

Erap pardon fails to lift Gloria satisfaction rating, says SWS survey

by Regina Bengco President Arroyo’s grant of conditional pardon to former president Joseph Estrada in October did not improve her satisfaction rating, even among those who believed that the pardon was “good for the country,” the November 30-December 3 survey of the Social Weather Stations showed. Estrada was granted conditional pardon on October 25 for […]

December 19, 2007   Posted in: Politics  44 Comments