Archive for February, 2008

Lozada to gov’t: Account for $1.4B loans

Whistleblower Rodolfo “Jun” Lozada urged Filipinos tonight to demand from the Arroyo government an accounting of the $1.4 billion loans it obtained from China last year. Speaking at around 6:30 p.m, Lozada said the $329 million NBN deal financed from a loan from the Chinese government was just the tip of the iceberg. The government, […]

February 29, 2008   Posted in: Coverage, NBN/ZTE, Politics  32 Comments

Makati rally draws huge crowd

More than 50,000 people are gathered at the heart of Makati’s central business district for the interfaith prayer rally, most of them demanding President Arroyo’s resignation following damning allegations of corruption over the aborted NBN-ZTE Project. Ayala Avenue is packed with people from all walks of life and of different political persuasions. The mass began […]

February 29, 2008   Posted in: Coverage, Politics  51 Comments

Rally alert

We have received reports that the PNP will block people going to the Interfaith rally in Makati which will start at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 29, 2008. Organizers enjoin rally group leaders to call friendly media ASAP when this occurs. Call heads of committees if you need help.

February 29, 2008   Posted in: Coverage, Foreign Affairs, General, Military  23 Comments

Arroyo Spratlys deal impacts on balance of power in Asia

Last Tuesday, as Filipinos were glued to their radio and TV sets following the latest development in the great rip-off, which is the NBN/ZTE deal, detained Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV filed Resolution No. 309 asking the Senate to investigate the agreement signed by Gloria Arroyo with China in September 2004 to explore areas in the […]

February 29, 2008   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, NBN/ZTE, South China Sea  27 Comments

Ateneo vs La Salle for Sanctuary Fund on March 16

March 16 is the new date for this game for the Sanctuary Fund. Blue against Green. Eagles against Archers. Ateneo versus La Salle. At almost every turn, people recognize that these three statements could only spell one thing: competition. Arguably the most storied rivalry in the country, a game that has “La Salle” in the […]

February 28, 2008   Posted in: General, NBN/ZTE  39 Comments

Unstoppable student power

Police tried bomb scare strategy to prevent students of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines from attending a forum where NBN/ZTE star witness was the guest. It failed. PUP gave Lozada a rousing welcome complete with confetti falling from the gallery of the auditorium. GMA -7 report http://www.gmanews.tv/story/82575/Mass-walkout-highlights-PUP-welcome-for-witness-Lozada

February 28, 2008   Posted in: General  125 Comments

Spam attacks

I got several texts saying this blog was down. My administrator said it experienced unusually heavy spam attacks. I’m glad to be back and thank you all for your support. Tonyo Cruz reported this too. Also Inquirer’s Erwin Oliva: Filipino journalist’s blog gets spammed

February 28, 2008   Posted in: General  37 Comments

Lawyer warns Esperon of contempt of court

Lawyer Ernesto Francisco, jr. yesterday said he will be filing contempt of court charges against AFP Chief Hermogenes Esperon, Jr. for the unlawful interference by the ISAFP (Intelligence Service of the AFP) in the ongoing hearing on the writ of Amparo filed by the relatives of participants in the Nov. 29 activity who are included […]

February 28, 2008   Posted in: Military, Nov. 29 incident  13 Comments

Failure of Leadership, Failure of Command

Cong. Teofisto “TG” Guingona III of the 2nd District of Bukidnon, calls on Gloria Arroyo and AFP Chief Hermogenes Esperon to resign in a privilege speech delivered on Feb. 27, 2008. Jason and Fe Aquino have been happily married for 14 years now. Jason Aquino is a Major of the Philippine Army, assigned at Fort […]

February 28, 2008   Posted in: Feb '06, Military  43 Comments

See you in Makati Friday!

Labanan ang Katiwalian at Kasinungalian. Itaguyod ang Katotohanan. It is time to be COUNTED! Join the Friday, Feb. 29, 2008 Inter-Faith Prayer Rally Ayala cor. Paseo de Roxas – 4:30 to 8:00 PM

February 28, 2008   Posted in: NBN/ZTE, Politics  175 Comments