Archive for February, 2010

Massive earthquake in Chile; alert up in Pacific Rim countries

As we commiserate with the victims disasters, this time in Chile’s earthquake, we should remember to remain calm and alert. Prepare for the worst, pray for the best. A massive earthquake has hit central Chile, killing at least 82 people, the interior minister says. The 8.8 magnitude quake struck at 0634 GMT about 115km (70 […]

February 28, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: General  12 Comments

Tagtuyot

Galing ako sa aming probinsiya sa Antique at talagang feel na feel na doon ang El Niño. Ang aking tanim ay naninilaw at namamatay. Kahit ang mga orchids na vanda na gusto niya ay araw, bumibigay. Sabi ng aming caretaker, binibinyagan naman daw niya ngunit “puerte gid ang init, “sabi niya. Kawawa nga ang aking […]

February 27, 2010  Tags:   Posted in: Abante, Environment  10 Comments

Comedia at Skylab

ANTIQUE – Ang titulo nitong kolum ko ay hindi komedya na na nakakatawanan kungdi tungkol sa isang klaseng palabas na dinala ng mga kastila dito sa Pilipinas. Dahil ang comedia ay galing Espanya, ang kwento ay tungkol sa laban ng Kristiyano at ng mga Muslim. Ang mga “cast of characters” ay mga hari at reyna, […]

February 27, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: Abante, Arts and Culture  12 Comments

Muzzling the victims to protect Arroyo

Last Feb. 3, the relatives of 13 journalists killed in the Nov. 23 2009 massacre in Ampatuan town in Maguindanao filed a suit with the Asean Inter-Governmental Commission on Human Rights to hold accountable the Arroyo government for the carnage that murdered at least 57 people, 30 of them journalists. The rationale for the charge, […]

February 26, 2010  Tags:   Posted in: Human Rights, Maguindanao massacre, Malaya  38 Comments

Only in Arroyo’s administration: cabinet members as “guests” in a cabinet meeting

by Regina Bengco Malaya Malapascua Island, Cebu. – President Arroyo had an innovative explanation for the presence of Cabinet officials seeking elective positions in May in last Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting in Palawan when she announced they were only there “as guests.” Trade Secretary Peter Favila said Arroyo wanted to put on record that the concerned […]

February 25, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2010 elections, Governance  65 Comments

Magdalo for Villar, but with conditions

by Ashzel Hachero Malaya Manny Villar, presidential candidate of the Nacionalista Party, and Manuel Roxas, vice presidential bet of the Liberal Party, have gotten the support of the Magdalo group which said it could deliver at least 250,000 votes. The “price” of the support: He will not enter into an alliance with President Arroyo; and […]

February 24, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2010 elections, Magdalo, Military  192 Comments

Take charge na daw si Noynoy

Ayun sa report, nagre-reorganize daw ang Liberal Party para ayusin ang takbo ng kampanya ni Noynoy Aquino. Noong isang linggo, may report din na magti-take charge na raw si Noynoy sa kanyang kampanya. Magandang hakbang ito ni Noynoy at ng Liberal Party at nangyari lamang ito dahil sa pagbagsak ni Noynoy at pag-akyat naman ni […]

February 20, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2010 elections, Abante  255 Comments

Captain? Lieutenant? Mister?

It must have been slip of the tongue when Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita told Malacañang reporters “We have been checking on the court” when asked for reaction to the order of Makati RTC Judge Elmo Alameda to grant bail to Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, Brig. Gen. Danilo Lim and 16 officers and soldiers in connection […]

February 19, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: Magdalo, Malaya, Military  32 Comments

Lim, Trillanes to remain in jail despite bail—AFP

From GMA News TV: Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and senatorial aspirant former Brig. Gen. Danilo Lim will remain in jail despite being allowed by a Makati court to post bail on a rebellion charge, the military said on Wednesday. “The group of Senator Trillanes cannot be released until after the military has agreed already, because […]

February 18, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: 2010 elections, Magdalo, Military  49 Comments

Minaliit ni Ermita kandidatura ni Lim, Layug at Alejano

Ang yabang talaga nitong executive secretary ni Gloria Arroyo. Minaliit kahapon ni Executive Secretary Ermita ang kandidatura ni Brig. Gen. Danny Lim at ang dalawang Magdalo na oisyal, si James Layug, dating kapitan sa Philippine Navy na ngayon ay tumatakbo para kongresista sa second district ng Taguig, at si Gary Alejano, dating Marine captain na […]

February 17, 2010  Tags:   Posted in: 2010 elections, Magdalo, Military  82 Comments