Archive for February, 2009

No to Right of Reply bill

I’m glad that Senators Mar Roxas and Chiz Escudero have withdrawn their signatures on the dangerous Right-of-Reply bill that the Senate passed last July and which is due for second reading at the House of Representatives. I’m not surprised about Rep. Monico Puentevella pushing for a bill that would be disastrous to democracy in this […]

February 27, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: Malaya, Media  24 Comments

Three years after: no end in sight for detained Marines and Rangers

by Tessa Jamandre VERA Files Exactly three years ago today, hundreds of Marines marched in full battle gear outside the Marine headquarters in Fort Bonifacio, defending their commandant who was then accused of mutiny. The soldiers and their officers said theirs was a legitimate cause: They were merely protesting what they said was the fraud-ridden […]

February 26, 2009  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Feb '06, Military, Vera Files  121 Comments

Sagot ng Meralco sa kaso ni Arman Eusebio

Noong Pebrero 16, inilathala ko rito ang reklamo ni Arman Eusebio, taga Pasay, tungkol sa sinasabi niyang pangi-ngikil ng mga tauhan ng Meralco sa kanila pagkatapos nadiskubre ang jumper sa kanilang katabing bahay noong Oktubre 2008. Sabi ni Arman, sinisingil siya ng Meralco ng Php237,670.80. Sabi ni Arman, “Ano bang klaseng trabaho ba ito? Parang […]

February 26, 2009  Tags:   Posted in: Web Links  49 Comments

Arroyo’s favored Marine

Update: CA hearing and plenary session scheduled today was cancelled due to lack of quorum.

February 25, 2009  Tags:   Posted in: Malaya, Military  101 Comments

WB: Mike part of syndicate

Please see official statement of World Bank on the meeting with senators below. by JP Lopez Malaya The World Bank had named presidential spouse Jose Miguel Arroyo as a participant in the rigging of biddings for WB-funded road projects and this information was relayed to the Ombudsman 15 months ago. This surfaced after a briefing […]

February 24, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: Governance, World Bank projects  33 Comments

Majority of Filipinos want Gloria Arroyo removed: Ibon

Even as Gloria Arroyo declared that the “world would not forgive another People Power”, 66.67 per cent of respondents believe that she should be removed as president with only 19 percent saying she should stay. The IBON January 2009 Survey was conducted on January 7-16 among 1,500 respondents across various sectors nationwide and has a […]

February 24, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: surveys  60 Comments

Updates on the manifesto of support for BG Danny Lim

BGen Danny Lim’s reaction released through his lawyer, Vicente Verdadero: I am humbled by this expression of support. Not one to shirk away from the challenges and responsibilities, I accept the mantle of leadership bestowed upon me by the collective wisdom of the leaders and followers of the various reformist groups. I will do justice […]

February 23, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: Military  68 Comments

Three years ago

Three years ago, on this day, there were talks of restlessness in the military as more first-hand accounts of how the military was used as cheating operators in the 2004 elections were being shared by the soldiers themselves. Eight months earlier, on June 6, 2005 then Press Secretary Ignacio Bunye revealed the existence of a […]

February 23, 2009  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Feb '06, Military  32 Comments

Declaration of Unity and Solidarity

We, the undersigned, hereby officially declare that we have formally united under the leadership of BGen. Danilo “Danny” Lim. We have agreed to unite for the following reasons: We aspire for the collective vision of a country of peace, progress and prosperity; We are fully aware that our country is slowly being engulfed by the […]

February 22, 2009   Posted in: General  53 Comments

Usapang “new media” sa Baguio

Tuwang-tuwa ako tuwing makapunta ako sa Baguio City dahil sa malamig na klima at mga bulaklak.

February 21, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: Media, Military, Web Links  18 Comments