Archive for June, 2009

Convergence of anti-Con Ass voices

1) Bibeth Orteza and daughter,Sara 2) Harry Roque and his Constitutionbal Law students (UP) 3. UP Law student Michelle Chua-Puyo takes a stand against Con-Ass with her baby in her womb . 1) Manileño contingent 2) Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila against Con-Ass 3) Among those leading the march: Mayor Fred Lim, PLM President Adel […]

June 30, 2009  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Cha-Cha  64 Comments

Ma-Honduras kaya tayo?

Kung nabasa ni Gloria Arroyo ang nangyari sa Honduras kahapon, dapat manginig siya sa takot. Dapat rin simulan na niya ang pag-empake at kung malasin siya baka hindi na siya umabot sa Hunyo 2010. Sa balita kahapon na ang presidente ng Honduras na si Manuel Zelaya ay pinatalsik sa isang military coup. Dinala daw ng […]

June 29, 2009  Tags:   Posted in: Abante, Foreign Affairs  123 Comments

Army ousts Honduras president in vote dispute

This should send shivers down Gloria Arroyo’s spine. by Mica Rosenberg Mica Rosenberg Tegucigalpa (Reuters) – The Honduran army ousted President Manuel Zelaya and threw him out of the country on Sunday in Central America’s first military coup since the Cold War, after he upset the army by trying to win re-election. U.S. President Barack […]

June 29, 2009  Tags:   Posted in: Foreign Affairs  71 Comments

Writing songs with my friend Michael

This, so far, is the best tribute I’ve read about Michael Jackson. It appeared in The Huffington Post. by Gotham Chopra When I was in my second year of college living on campus (at Columbia in NYC) with 4 suite mates, every time the phone rang, there was a race to answer it. Everyone wanted […]

June 28, 2009  Tags:   Posted in: Arts and Culture  23 Comments

Good news, sad news

Even as we applauded this year’s awardees of the Jaime V. Ongpin Excellence in Journalism , we were dismayed to hear that this may be the last awards for investigative and explanatory reports. But we are glad to know that the Canadian government will continue with its Marshall McLuhan fellowship that is usually given to […]

June 28, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: Malaya, Media  5 Comments


Sa Martes, magkakaroon ng martsang protesta kontra Con-Ass sa Manila. Sa halip na matagalang rally sa isang lugar, martsa naman ang gagawin ng mga lumalaban sa balak ni Arroyo na pagpalawig ng kanyang panatili sa kapangyarihan sa pamamagitan ng illegal na Constituent Assembly. Ang martsa ay manggagaling sa dalawang parte ng Metro Manila alas-kuatro ng […]

June 28, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: Abante, Cha-Cha  75 Comments

Watching Iran sizzle

I’m observing the protests in Iran in awe and with envy. The protests that have shaken Iran’s theocratic government stemmed from accusations that the June 12 election was a result of “massive and systematic fraud” perpetrated by the winning re-electionist President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. A government council tasked to investigate the complaints admitted that in some […]

June 26, 2009  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs  80 Comments

VERA Files win top prize in 2009 JVO Awards

] Caption: PCIJ’s Roel Landingin and VERA Files Diosa Labiste, winners of the 2009 JVO excellence in investigative reporting ward. VERA Files trustees Yvonne Chua and Luz Rimban, and contributor Diosa Labiste won top prize (Award of Distinction) at the 2009 Jaime V. Ongpin Awards for Excellence in Journalism (JVOAEJ) for their investigative report “Quedancor […]

June 25, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: Vera Files  27 Comments

Kahit pumalya ang eleksyon, hindi pa rin pwede si GMA

Kahit anong emrgency na sitwasyon ang mangyari, bumaha man o kung ano man, hindi pwedeng hindi bababa si Gloria Arroyo sa Malacañang paglampas ng 12 ng hapon ng Hunyo 30, 2010, sabi ng eksperto sa Constitution na si Edwin Lacierda. “Come hell or high water, Gloria arroyo cannot be caretaker president when her term ends […]

June 25, 2009  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Abante, elections2010  96 Comments

Are the congressmen getting the message?

In the wake of the death of an employee of the House of Representatives who had AH1N1, Dennis Garcia posted this on his Facebook wall: Inquirer’s headline also delivers a wallop: Swine flu grips House of pork Flu closes House for the week; 1st RP fatality worked as committee staffer Malaya

June 24, 2009  Tags:   Posted in: Governance, Health  75 Comments