Archive for August, 2009

Mikey Arroyo’s reply and VERA Files rejoinder

ABS-CBN late night news Sunday quoted Mikey as saying he declared the San Francisco Bay Area property in his SALN but was waiting for his lawyer to return from Canada before he would issue an official statement. From Inquirer: I declare everything I own—Mikey Arroyo By Lira Dalangin-Fernandez Pampanga Representative Juan Miguel “Mikey” Arroyo […]

August 31, 2009  Tags:   Posted in: Vera Files  107 Comments

Arroyo’s sons acquire U.S. homes, businesses after election to Congress

This is the front view of Rep. Mikey Arroyo’s house in San Francisco: This is the back view: Mikey Arroyo didn’t declare the property in his Statement of Assets and Liabilities in the last two years. Below is the entrance to the upscale Gramercy condominium unit of Rep. Diosdado Ignacio “Dato” Arroyo. Read more about […]

August 30, 2009  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Vera Files  50 Comments

Shaming the shameless

Aren’t you glad that there is a Miriam Santiago to say that the things we want to say but could not? Who can say to Augusto Syjuco that what a fool he has made of himself “pasayaw-sayaw pa, kalbo na nga” using taxpayers money?

August 30, 2009  Tags:   Posted in: elections2010, Malaya  18 Comments

Hindi pinu-proteksyunan ng batas ang krimen

Kailan ba naman na ang pangungurakot sa kaban ng bayan ay “acts of the state” o gawain para sa bayan? Tama ang punto ng Concerned Citizens Movement sa pag-kwestyun sa desisyon ng Ombudsman na hindi kasama si Gloria Arroyo sa kakasuhan sa ma-anomalya na $329 milyon na NBN-ZTE deal. Ang pinuprotektahan ng Saligang Batas ay […]

August 29, 2009  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Abante, NBN/ZTE  33 Comments

Ombudsman clears Arroyo on NBN deal

Update: Concerned Citizens Movement to appeal Ombudsman’s ‘fatally flawed’ decision clearing GMA The Concerned Citizens Movement, whose members stood as complainants in the only complaint that included Mrs. Gloria Miguel Arroyo as respondent for violations of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act in connection with the NBN-ZTE deal , will appeal the recent decision of […]

August 28, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: NBN/ZTE  74 Comments

99.9 per cent shameful

Inquirer editorial So pardoned plunderer Joseph Estrada is 99.9-percent sure of running for president again in 2010. He offers many rationalizations for his recklessly self-indulgent reentry into national politics, and not one makes logical sense—except, of course, to the man obsessed with vindication. First, he offers the argument of unity. If he runs, he has […]

August 28, 2009  Tags:   Posted in: elections2010  101 Comments

Sen. Edward Kennedy and Philippine democracy

The passing away of President Cory three weeks ago and last Friday’s 26th death anniversary of her husband, Senator Benigno Aquino Jr., brought back to mind the events of February 1986 when the world stood in awe as Filipinos linked arms, armed only with prayers and faith, to restore democracy in the country. Yesterday, we […]

August 27, 2009  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Cory Aquino, elections2010, Malaya  43 Comments

Anak talaga ni Ninoy at Cory

Hindi pa sinasabi ni Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III. ang kanyang desisyon kung siya ay tatakbo sa pagka-presidente na siyang panawagan ng iilang mga kolumnista at sinasabing eksperto sa pulitika. Ngunit sa himig ng kanyang pananalita, parang natatanto ko na sa ngayon, mas nahihiling siya kung saan siya ngayon: sa Senado. Guest si Noynoy sa […]

August 26, 2009  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Cory Aquino, elections2010  55 Comments

SC orders freeze in National Artists awards

Update: NCCA head: National Artist a done deal by Evangeline de Vera Malaya The Supreme Court yesterday enjoined Malacañang from bestowing the 2009 Order of National Artists on four personalities, including director and producer Carlo J. Caparas. “The Court saw the urgency to issue the status quo order and stop the conferment of the awards. […]

August 25, 2009  Tags:   Posted in: Arts and Culture  36 Comments

Making sure 2010 elections work

In a democracy, which the Philippines is, leaders are chosen through elections. Elections must reflect the will of the people. A rigged election, like what happened in 2004, is an assault on democracy and a crime against the Filipino people. Gloria Arroyo and her cohorts must be made to answer some day. It is for […]

August 25, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: elections2010, Malaya  16 Comments