Archive for April, 2008

Francisco and Raymundo cases: examples of gross injustice

The way the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group of the Philippine National Police is handling the case of former Corporal Walter Francisco shows the danger of giving power to incompetent and insecure people. To cover up their inadequacies, they resort to wickedness. The Q.C. Regional Trial Court has approved the release of Francisco on bail, […]

April 30, 2008   Posted in: Malaya, Military  32 Comments

3 officers discharged in 2003 Oakwood incident

2 others meted up to 7 years in prison By Joel Guinto Three alleged leaders of a shortlived uprising in 2003 have been ordered discharged from the service while two of their comrades were sentenced up to seven years and six months in prison after they were found “guilty beyond reasonable doubt” for violating […]

April 29, 2008   Posted in: Magdalo, Military  24 Comments

Dagdag na pahirap

Kakatanggap ko lang ng aming Meralco bill at talaga namang nakaka-high blood. Bumaba na nga ang aming electrical consumption kumpara sa nakaraang buwan dail talaga naman tipid kami ng husto. Kahit mainit tinitiis naming habang kayang tiisin na hindi mag-aircon. Ngunit tumaas pa rin ang aming babayaran. Ito ay dahil sa pagtaas ng Meralco ng […]

April 29, 2008   Posted in: rice crisis, Web Links  51 Comments

Wanted:economic writers

April 28, 2008   Posted in: General  13 Comments

Cyberworld events

Janet Toral sent the following updates: Club SME and Corporate members are invited to attend the forthcoming E-Commerce Policy Development Workshop this May 2 at the at the CEO Suite, 37th Flr. LKG Tower 6801 Ayala Ave. 1226 Makati City. A repeat of this workshop is also scheduled on May 5 at the same […]

April 28, 2008   Posted in: Cyberspace  9 Comments

Pardon from evil is not a pardon

by Ramon J. Farolan Philippine Daily Inquirer One of the tallest in the group at five feet, six inches was Arlene Orejana, a psychology graduate of UP. The fourth of five girls, she was born in General Santos City and studied at the Mindanao State University before entering UP…. When the class of 1997 arrived […]

April 28, 2008   Posted in: Magdalo, Military  271 Comments

Pumapalag si Teodoro

Sabi ni AFP Chief Hermogenes Esperon, na dapat ay hanggang May 9, 2008, lamang ang serbisyo, ay “honored” siya kung i-appoint siya ni Gloria na secretary of national defense. Ngunit mukhang malabo maging defense secretary si Esperon ngayon dahil ang balita namin, pumapalag si Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro. Sabi ni Teodoro na bilang presidential appointee, […]

April 27, 2008   Posted in: Military, Web Links  45 Comments

Lack of stress therapy blamed for colonel’s suicide

by Victor Reyes Col. Roberto Caldeo is the third soldier to commit suicide apparently from stress or trauma over a bloody assault on an Abu Sayyaf stronghold in Basilan in 2000. This was disclosed yesterday by officers who were also involved in “Final Option,” an operation to rescue a priest and dozens of teachers and […]

April 26, 2008   Posted in: Military  14 Comments

Arroyo finally gets invitation to White House after 2004

Gloria Arroyo is set to go to the United States for a state visit on June 24 to 25. Aside from meeting President George W. Bush, Arroyo is also scheduled to address the US-Asean Business Council. The talk is that Arroyo will witness the signing into law of the Veterans Benefits Enhancement Act by Bush.

April 26, 2008   Posted in: Foreign Affairs  36 Comments

A failing grade for Esperon

(I was not able to get photos in today’s hearing. I just asked for these photos from a relative of one of the detainees. Both photos were taken after the hearing. The first photo shows the Tanay-bound officers. In the second photo are officers detained at the ISAFP facility in Camp Aguinaldo.) by Victor Reyes […]

April 25, 2008   Posted in: Feb '06, Military  39 Comments