Archive for October, 2009

Escudero: ‘No angels, saints in politics’ (Q&A)

Inquirer articles on Escudero: Escudero’s radical position caused split with NPC- Danding son No way: Legarda slams door on Escudero Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero wants to be the country’s youngest president. He seemed ready to join the 2010 presidential derby, but party politics got in the way and the much-anticipated declaration turned out to be […]

October 31, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2010 elections, Vera Files  197 Comments

Ala-ala ng mga sumakabilang buhay

Bilang Kristiyano, naniniwala tayo sa buhay sa langit kapag namatay tayo dito sa lupa. Hindi natin alam kung ano klaseng komunidad ang nandun sa langit dahil wala naman tayong nakausap personal na galing doon ngunit ako ay naniniwala na ang paglisan natin dito sa mundo ay hindi katapusan na ng buhay. Noong necrological services kay […]

October 31, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: Abante, General  31 Comments

Palparan, yes; Magdalo, no

The Comelec gave accreditation as partylist to dubious groups represented by people close to Malacañang yet they denied the application of Samahang Magdalo based on their paranoia and misconception of the group. In denying the group’s accreditation, Commissioner Nicodemo Ferrer said that “the principal founders of the Magdalo Para Sa Pagbabago Party remain unrepentant and […]

October 30, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2010 elections, Magdalo, Military  25 Comments

On his own

The decision of Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero to bolt from the Nationalist People’s Coalition, the party that nurtured his political career the past 11 years, has introduced a new moral element in the campaign. It showed a young candidate, without the logistics – from family treasure chest or from business earnings or from government resources […]

October 29, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2010 elections, Malaya  81 Comments

Tuloy pa rin laban

Nakakabingi ang katahimikan sa hanay ng 28 na opisyal ng military na humaharap sa kasong mutiny ng binasa ang desisyon na “Denied” ang kanilang motion na sila ay ipawalang sala. Walang emosyon ang kanilang mga mukha ngunit ramdam ang bigat ng kanilang damdamin. Parang nabalutan ng itim na ulap ang courtroom. Nagdesisyun ang military court […]

October 29, 2009   Posted in: Military  11 Comments

Escudero quits NPC, mum on presidential bid

Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero announced Wednesday morning he has resigned from the Nationalist People’s Coalition founded by business tycoon Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco Jr. but stopped short of saying if he was running for president in 2010. Ako bilang Ako Madalas ko pong sinasabi na ang desisyon kaugnay ng pagtakbo o di pagtakbo at kung anong […]

October 28, 2009  Tags:   Posted in: 2010 elections, Vera Files  106 Comments

Miranda, Lim, Querubin and 14 others won’t be released

by Victor Reyes Malaya A military court yesterday denied a motion of 17 military > officers, including two senatoriables, to dismiss the mutiny charges filed against them in connection with the alleged plan to overthrow the Arroyo government in February 2006. The court did not buy into the contention of the accused, through their counsels, […]

October 27, 2009   Posted in: Feb '06, Military  21 Comments

Chiz: dehadong kandidato

Bukas (Oct. 28) na raw ang deklarasyon ni Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero para sa kanyang kandidatura para presidente. Dapat matuloy na itong kanyang deklarasyon dahil sa kanyang kaka-postpone, akala tuloy ng marami hindi na siya matutuloy. Lalo pa ang kanyang original political team na kinabibilangan ni dating senador Serge Osmeña, advertising executive na si Yolly […]

October 26, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2010 elections, Abante  147 Comments

Prosecution blocks release of 11 acquitted officers

The prosecution in the court martial of the 28 officers charged with mutiny in connection with the February 2006 alleged withdrawal of support from Gloria Arroyo is blocking the release of the 11 officers acquitted last Oct. 15. Trial Judge Advocate Lt. Col. Feliciano Loy said last Oct. 21, he asked for the nullification of […]

October 26, 2009  Tags:   Posted in: Feb '06, Military  20 Comments

Samahang Magdalo chooses Chiz

It was good to see those young military officers again assembled in one place, still speaking and yearning for reforms in government. Their symbol, the sunburst, was everywhere. They wore it proud on their black shirts. It was also plastered on the walls of the UP Hostel where the Samahang Magdalo was holding its first […]

October 25, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2010 elections, Malaya  74 Comments