Archive for June, 2008


In journalism, there are “sources” whom reporters endear for one reason or another. I have a few in my list and one of them is P.O. Domingo. I first met P.O. when I was covering the education beat in 1984. He was representing the Dalupan family in the controversial and failed attempt of the Maharishi […]

June 30, 2008   Posted in: Education, Malaya  3 Comments

‘This Senator will continue to serve’-Trillanes

Press statement from the office of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV on the dismissal of the Supreme Court of his petitition to be allowed to perform his job as senator: Regardless of the circumstances, be assured that this Senator will continue to serve you.” These were the fighting words from detained Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, upon […]

June 30, 2008   Posted in: Magdalo, Military, Nov. 29 incident, Politics  14 Comments

Two editorials on Laigo’s dismissal of media class suit

A coup against press freedom,Business World and A crime to cover,Inquirer ******************************************************************* A coup against press freedom On Friday evening, as we in the media prepared the news-record of the nation’s last workday and looked forward to easing ourselves into the weekend, a coup was sprung on us: a court ruling going against us and […]

June 30, 2008   Posted in: Media, Nov. 29 incident  26 Comments

‘Education for All’ goals unlikely to be met

by Yvonne Chua Vera Files With seven years to go, the Philippines is in danger of not meeting all the targets that have been set for countries to provide “Education for All” by 2015. “Education for All by 2015 – Will we make it?”, a midterm review of progress across the six EFA goals released […]

June 30, 2008   Posted in: Education  15 Comments

Dagok sa malayang pamamahayag

Patay ang demokrasya sa desisyon ni Judge Reynaldo Laigo ng Makati Regional Trial Court branch 56 sa class suit na isinampa ng mga mamahayag tungkol sa nangyari sa Manila Peninsula noong Nov. 29, 2007. Kinampihan ni Laigo ang ginawa ng Philippine National Police sa pangunguna ni Police Director Geary Barias ng National Capital region na […]

June 29, 2008   Posted in: Media, Web Links  31 Comments

Two dismaying court decisions

This is another sad day for democracy. The Supreme Court junked the petition of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV to be allowed to perform his duties as senator. A Makati Regional Trial Court, meanwhile, dismissed the class suit filed by members of media and concerned citizens against government offficials responsible for the former’s arbitrary arrest and […]

June 27, 2008   Posted in: Magdalo, Media, Military, Politics  87 Comments

ABS-CBN to probe if Drilon breached coverage protocols

Update: ABS-CBN suspends Ces Drilon By Elizabeth Sanchez-Lacson Philippine Daily Inquirer Television network ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp. will investigate the conduct of kidnapped journalist Ces Drilon to determine whether she breached protocols on news coverage that led to her kidnapping last June 8. “There is a process of investigation and I don’t want to preempt that […]

June 27, 2008   Posted in: Media  27 Comments

Side forum on rising price of gas

May I invite you to take a look at the topic on the right hand column of this blog: The Rising Price of Gas in the Philippines Please click on it and post you views there. Thanks.

June 27, 2008   Posted in: General  Comments Closed

Natablan na rin ang iba

Ayon sa balita, uuwi na raw ngayong araw si Agriculture Secretary Arthur Yap at si Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro naman ay susunod bukas. Inigsi-an ni Yap at Teodoro ang kanilang pagsama kay Arroyo dahil sa batikos sa kay Arroyo at ng mga kasama niya sa kanilang pagliliwaliw sa Amerika habang dumaranas ng paghihirap ang maraming […]

June 26, 2008   Posted in: Politics, Web Links  136 Comments

The US junket

Correction: Iloilo Rep. Arthur Defensor is not with Arroyo in the U.S. The Inquirer reported that Defensor cancelled his trip to Europe to attend to oversee the rehabilitation of his district (3rd) which was badly hit by typhoon “Frank”. My apologies. While thousands of our countrymen are pre-occupied with coping with deaths and devastation left […]

June 25, 2008   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Malaya, Politics  113 Comments