Archive for July, 2009

Furor over Arroyo’s debasement of National Artists Award

Update: F. Sionil Jose, Arturo Luz, Bienvenido Lumbera, Virgilio Almario, Bancab will lead artists and community in a Necrological Service and Funeral march for the National Artists Awards on Friday, Aug. 7, 2 pm at CCP. Last Wednesday, Malacañang released the names of the latest batch of National Artists, the most prestigious award for Filipino […]

July 31, 2009  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Arts and Culture  78 Comments

The spectre of failure of elections

In the 10-hour oral arguments at the Supreme Court last Wednesday on the motion of the Concerned Citizens Movement to stop the Smartmatic-Total Information Management agreement with the Commission on Election for the automation of the 2010 elections, counsel Harry Roque anchored his argument on the provision of the Republic Act 8436 which requires pilot […]

July 30, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: Malaya  27 Comments

Letter to President Obama

His Excellency President Barack Obama Washington District of Columbia United States of America Dear Mr. President, We shared the wonderful jubilation of the American people during your historic election triumph. When you assumed office early this year, we rejoiced at the audacious hope that you inspired, and on your promise of change for the common […]

July 30, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Governance  121 Comments

Dapat manindigan si Chiz

Dapat ipaliwanag ni Sen. Chiz Escudero itong akusasyon ni Rep. Mikey Arroyo, anak ni Gloria Arroyo, na humihingi siya ng tulong sa kanyang ina at ang mga patutsada niya (Chiz) ay pang-media lang. Hindi natin malalaman kung nagsasabi ng buong katotohan itong anak ni Arroyo ngunit kailangan maliwanag sa taumbayan kung saan nakatayo si Chiz […]

July 30, 2009  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Abante, elections2010  68 Comments

The gall of Gloria

Riddle of the day: What’s the difference between a fairytale and a state- of- the- nation address? Answer, according a text message: A fairytale is fiction with dwarfs as characters.SONA has a dwarf relating fiction. Gloria Arroyo was not even an engaging storyteller. Bitchy, catty and spiteful, she looked so ugly.

July 29, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: Cha-Cha, Governance, Malaya  173 Comments

O ano ngayon kung NPA?

Utak-pulbura talaga itong si Jovito Palparan, ang paboritong heneral ni Gloria Arroyo. Sinabi ni Palparan, dating commander ng 7th Infantry Division sa Central Luzon kung saan maraming na-salvage na milyembro ng mga militanteng grupo at ngayon isa ay isa ng partylist representative sa Kongreso, na si Melissa Roxas ang Filipino-American na aktibista ay miyembro daw […]

July 28, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: Abante, Military  46 Comments

Arroyo did not categorically say she will step down on June 30, 2010

As expected, Gloria Arroyo enumerated a litany of lies about her so called accomplishments. She did not say that she will be stepping down at the end of her term. She just said, “At the end of this speech, I will step down from this stage but not from the presidency, My term does not […]

July 27, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: Governance  170 Comments

‘Oakwood’ and GMA Sona

July 27, six years ago was a Sunday, the day before the last Monday of July when the president delivers the State-of-the Nation’s address. That was the day when some 300 soldiers took a stand against Gloria Arroyo’s misgovernance at the Oakwood Premier Hotel (now Ascott) in Makati. The group didn’t have a name but […]

July 27, 2009  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Magdalo, Malaya, Military  82 Comments

Sana huwag na bumalik si Arroyo

Rally sa tapat ng US Embassy noong Biyernes: Isang bagay lang ang gusto marinig ng mga tao kay Gloria Arroyo sa Lunes: “Bababa ako sa Malacañang tanghali ng Hunyo 30, 2010 at hindi na babalik.” Hindi interesado ang publiko sa kung anong listahan ng kanyang mga nagawa. Hindi utang na loob ng taumbayan sa kanya […]

July 26, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: Abante, Foreign Affairs  68 Comments

Trillanes’ wife hopes for normal life after Arroyo

by VERA Files Exactly six years ago on Monday, July 27, Army Capt. Arlene Trillanes turned on her television set to see some 300 military officers and enlisted men taking over the Oakwood Premier Hotel in Makati. Fear struck her heart when she saw her husband, Navy Lt. Senior Grade Antonio Trillanes IV, leading the […]

July 24, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: Magdalo, Vera Files  79 Comments