Archive for August, 2008

Responsibilidad ni Arroyo

Kahapon ng umaga, inambus and tropa ng 11th Marine Batallion Landing Team sa Patikul, Sulu. Apat ang namatay at sampu ang nasugatan. Sabi ni Marine Commandant Ben Dolorfino, mga bandidong Abu Sayyaf daw ang may kagagawan. Sabi ni Navy Spokesman Edgardo Arevalo, papunta ang mga Marines sa Mt. Bayug sa Talipao ng paputukan sila ng […]

August 31, 2008   Posted in: Military, Mindanao, Web Links  47 Comments

4 Marines killed, 10 hurt in Sulu firefight

Breaking News: By Joel Guinto Inquirer.net Four soldiers were killed while 10 others wounded when they were ambushed by suspected Muslim extremists in the southern island province of Sulu Saturday morning, the commandant of the Philippine Marine Corps said. At 6:45 a.m., a convoy from the 11th Marine Battalion Landing Team was in the vicinity […]

August 30, 2008   Posted in: General  52 Comments

Grasping at (foreign) straws

Gloria Arroyo is leaving abroad this weekend, a source in Malacañang said. She declined to tell me the destination but it couldn’t be to the United States because her next trip there will be next month. Arroyo is scheduled to leave for New York Sept. 22 to attend the United Nations General Assembly and the […]

August 29, 2008   Posted in: Malaya, Politics  81 Comments

Wala ng delikadesa

Nakakalungkot itong pinaka-latest na pangyayari sa gulo sa Court of Appeals sa away ng Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) at Manila Electric Company (Meralco). Hindi ako nagtataka sa report ng mga suholan sa mataas na korte. Ngunit nalulungkot ako sa garapalan at kawalang delikadesa. At ang mga taong sangkot ay edukado at galing sa matitinong […]

August 28, 2008  Tags: ,   Posted in: Web Links  38 Comments

Let the trial begin

Former AFP chief Hermogenes Esperon will be the first to take the witness stand when the court martial of 28 officers accused of mutiny in connection with the February 2006 alleged coup attempt starts. At the pre-trial conference yesterday, Col. Feliciano Loy, head of the prosecution panel, told the court that he will be presenting […]

August 27, 2008  Tags: ,   Posted in: Feb '06, Malaya, Military  29 Comments

Matinong artista, may katuturang palabas

Noong isang linggo napanood ko na umiiyak si Pokwang sa “Wowowie” ng ABS-CBN. Dinedepensahan siya ni Willie Revillame sa panlalait na ginawa sa kanya ni Joey de Leon sa “Eat Bulaga” ng GMA-7. Sinabi ni Willie na sa isang show raw ng “Eat Bulaga” sa United States, tinawag ni Joey si Pokwang na “aswang”. Kahit […]

August 26, 2008  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Arts and Culture, Web Links  58 Comments

MILF press con

Last Saturday, Al Haj Murad Ibrahim,chairman of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front Central Committee, held a press conference in Camp Darapanan, part of what they consider their Bangsamoro homeland. Murad reiterated the MILF’s position that the MOA-AD is a done deal and suggested that Comanders Ombra kato and Bravo are not subject to Philippine laws […]

August 25, 2008   Posted in: Military, Mindanao, Politics  90 Comments

Is Ermita taking charge?

Amidst the disarray in Malacañang, it looks like Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita is asserting authority which had almost slipped out of his hands sometime ago. Consider these confusion in Malacanang: Last Thursday, Gloria Arroyo, in her speech at the 2nd Philippine International Motor Show at the World Trade Center, announced a policy shift towards the […]

August 25, 2008  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Mindanao, Politics  35 Comments

Fiesta ng katotohanan

Masaya ang Truth Festival na ginanap sa Raha Sulayman Park sa Roxas Boulevard, sa Baywalk, noong Biyernes ng gabi. Pasensya na po sa mga naperwisyo sa heavy traffic dahil isinara ang Roxas Blvd simula ng mga 3 p.m. Mga bandang 7 p.m na binuksan ang kalahati ng Roxas Blvd. Ako na-traffic din mula Vito Cruz […]

August 24, 2008   Posted in: Politics, Web Links  75 Comments

Why Palawan and Mindanao are very much coveted

The Magdalo website (www.magdaloparasapagbabago.blogspot.com) has a Philippine Energy Contracting Rounds (PECR) TECHNICAL REPORT on the petroleum potential of Offshore Palawan and Sulu Sea. It says, “This report shows that there are at least five (5) billion barrels fuel oil equivalent (bfoe) estimated at offshore Palawan and Sulu Sea. No wonder why the Chinese are eager […]

August 23, 2008   Posted in: General  72 Comments