Archive for November, 2009

Election 2010 begins

Photos of Erap-Binay, Villar-Loren and Noynoy-Mar As of today, more than 50 have filed certificates of candidacy for president in the 2010 elections. Today, in the morning, the Commission on Elections office in Intramuros turned orange. former President Joseph Estrada, his running mate, Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay and their senatorial candidates filed their certificates of […]

November 30, 2009  Tags:   Posted in: 2010 elections  58 Comments

Gloria Arroyo to file certificate of candidacy tomorrow

Gloria Arroyo’s declaration of her candidacy for second district of Pampanga. Mga kababayan, lubos na karangalan at pribilehiyo sa akin na maglingkod sa taongbayan bilang Pangulo. Gumawa ng malalaking pagsulong sa bagay ng ating economy, education, foreign affairs and job creation. While I’m very much looking forward to stepping down as president at the end […]

November 30, 2009  Tags:   Posted in: 2010 elections  61 Comments

Media groups to GMA: swift justice or resign

Media groups and journalists call for the resignation of Gloria Arroyo if her government fails to the catch the perpetrators of the Maguindanao massacre and make them accountable for the crime. Statement of the Nov. 23 Movement A Challenge of Conscience The brutal, indiscriminate mass murder on Monday in Ampatuan town, in Maguindanao province, raises […]

November 30, 2009  Tags:   Posted in: 2010 elections, Media  11 Comments

The importance of correct handling of evidence

Last April, I attended a very informative lecture by Peruvian forensic anthropologist Jose Pablo Baraybar on investigating extrajudicial killings and forced disappearances. Sponsored by the Center for International Law chaired by Harry Roque, the US Department of State and the American Bar Association, the seminar in General Santos City had prosecutors, members of the military […]

November 30, 2009  Tags:   Posted in: 2010 elections, Governance  187 Comments

Election-related happenings worth noting

Photos of Brig. Gen. Danny Lim, Col. Ariel Querubin, Capt. Gary Alejano, Ltsg James Layug. Magdalo former Marine Capt. Gary Alejano was granted five days out of detention last week to file his certificate of candidacy for mayor of Sipalay in Negros Occidental. Last Wednesday, another detained Magdalo officer, Navy Ltsg James Layug filed his […]

November 30, 2009   Posted in: 2010 elections  37 Comments

Peruvian who nailed down Fujimori for mass murder to probe Maguindanao massacre

The Commission on Human Rights is availing of the services of two international experts on investigation of human rights violations to help probe the Maguindanao massacre that killed 57 persons, the worst election-related violence in a highly volatile Philippine elections. Human Rights Chairperson Leila de Lima said the commission has deputized Jose Pablo Baraybar, a […]

November 29, 2009  Tags:   Posted in: 2010 elections  20 Comments

Panagutan ni Arroyo sina Ampatuan at ang kanilang krimen

Marami ang nakapansin na sa pag-aresto kay Mayor Andal Ampatuan,mayor ng bayan ng Datu Unsay, hindi siya nakaposas. Escorted siya ng mga ahente ng National Bureau of Investigation at kasama rin niya si Presidential Adviser Jesus Dureza. Sabi ni Justice Secretary Agnes Devanadera sa mga reporter na sumalubong sa kanila s airport, “He is properly […]

November 28, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2010 elections, Abante  40 Comments

Cory gave Ampatuan patriarch his break

After Edsa 1, Andal was appointed OIC mayor Newsbreak It’s interesting how the Ampatuan clan’s political fortunes seem to be turning full circle—and how political camps that now call them “monsters” seem to have conveniently forgotten that they had something to do with how these “monsters” were bred to begin with. Liberal Party presidential bet […]

November 28, 2009  Tags: , ,   Posted in: 2010 elections, Governance  36 Comments

Families of massacre victims seek justice but fear for own safety

By ROMEL REGALADO BAGARES GENERAL SANTOS CITY.—Sixty-nine-year-old Maura Montaño seethed with anger when she was asked what she thought of the men—no, the monsters—who did terrible things last Monday in Ampatuan town, Maguindanao to her eldest child, Marife “Neneng” Montaño, the 44-year-old editor of the bilingual newsweekly Saksi Mindanaoan, a fledgling four-page publication that, all […]

November 28, 2009   Posted in: Media, Mindanao, Vera Files  4 Comments

Ampatuan in detention

VERA Files photojournalist Mario Ignacio took the following photos of Datu Unsay Mayor Andal Ampatuan Jr. as he underwent medical examination at his holiding cell at the National Bureau of Investigation on Friday morning. Ampatuan surrendered Thursday in connection with Monday’s pre-election carnage in Maguindanao that killed 57 civilians, including 29 journalists.

November 28, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: Mindanao, Vera Files  48 Comments