Archive for May, 2010

Danny Lim released from detention

While I am glad that Brig. Gen Lim is out and would be able to celebrate his birthday in his home on Wednesday, I’m sad that 15 other officers who are accused with him in the February 2006 non-event are still in detention. Of the 15, eight are Scout Rangers junior officers and one, a […]

May 31, 2010  Tags:   Posted in: Feb '06, Military  28 Comments

Something sinister in Genuino’s midnight re-appointment

There is something sinister in Gloria Arroyo’s re-appointment of Efraim Genuino and four other members of the board to the Philippine Amusement Gaming Corporation in violation of the ban on midnight appointments. Last week, my friends and I were talking about how the grim predictions about the May 10 elections were proven wrong. I asked, […]

May 31, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Gloria Arroyo and family  70 Comments

Ayaw bitawan nina Arroyo ang Pagcor

Update: 1. 2. Itong midnight appointment ni Efraim Genuino sa Pagcor ay nagpapahiwatig na hindi talaga bibitaw si Gloria Arroyo sa kapangyarihan. May binabalak siyang hindi maganda. Kung akala natin ang appointment ni Renato Corona bilang Supreme Court chief justice ay ang malaking problema na kailangan resolbahin ng susunod na pangulo na si […]

May 29, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Abante, Gloria Arroyo and family  46 Comments

Arroyo extends Genuino at Pagcor for another one year term

Another past-midnight appointment From ABS-CBN: President Gloria Macapagal has re-appointed her close ally Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) Chairman Efraim Genuino as well as 4 members of its board of directors. Genuino said he accepted his re-appointment, confirming a document obtained by ABS-CBN News that he had been re-appointed for another 1-year term. Others […]

May 29, 2010  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Benigno Aquino III, Gloria Arroyo and family, Governance  47 Comments

‘Please let Romulo go’: foreign service corps urges

.The victory of Liberal Party presidential candidate Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino gave the Foreign Service corps a sense of hope that the winds of change he promised during the campaign would revitalize the department that had degenerated under the watch of Gloria Arroyo’s lackey, Foreign Secretary Alberto Romulo. But their hopes have been dashed when sources […]

May 28, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Malaya  84 Comments

Ang batas at ang paninigarilyo ni Aquino

Kapag manumpa si Noynoy Aquino sa pagka-presidente sa Hunyo 30, ay magsasabi na ipapatupad niya ang lahat na batas . (“ conscientiously fulfill my duties as President, preserve and defend the Constitution, execute its laws…”) Paano niya ngayon ipatupad itong Memorandum number 17 ng Civil Service Commission na nagbabawal ng paninigarilyo sa mga gusali ng […]

May 27, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: Abante, Benigno Aquino III  54 Comments

Ombudsman re-affirms clearance of Gloria and Mike Arroyo in NBN/ZTE case

Orders immediate suspension of Neri by Andreo Calonzo GMANews.TV The Office of the Ombudsman on Wednesday affirmed the involvement of former National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) director-general Romulo Neri and former Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Benjamin Abalos in the botched multi-million NBN-ZTE deal. In a 16-page joint order, the Ombudsman upheld its April […]

May 26, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: NBN/ZTE  286 Comments

To quit or not to quit

I only knew now that there’s a law prohibiting smoking in government in government premises. Thanks, Ding. by Ding Gagelonia This should really be a non-issue – the matter of President-apparent Noynoy Aquino rising to the challenge of giving up smoking. But it has become one with Mr. Aquino himself expressing annoyance: “Noong tumakbo […]

May 26, 2010   Posted in: Benigno Aquino III  279 Comments

Securing election returns

Yesterday, under heavy security, ballot boxes containing election returns and certificates of canvass of May 10, 2010 elections were brought to the Batasan Pambansa, where the canvassing for the presidential and vice-presidential contest would be held. The heavy security, the TV reporter annotated, was because of the reported switching of election returns that happened after […]

May 26, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: 2010 elections, Malaya  20 Comments

Pakinggan ang reklamo, tuloy ang canvassing

Huwag tayong masyadong maiinip sa pag-iimbestiga ng mga reklamo tungkol sa mga palpak sa nakaraang eleksyon. Mabuti na hindi lang basta-basta isinasantabi ang mga lumalabas na reklamo tungkol sa mga palpak sa nakaraang automated elections. Hindi katulad nang nangyari noong 2004 na ibinasura lang ni Sen. Francis Pangilinan at Rep. Raul Gonzales sa basurahang “Noted” […]

May 25, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: 2010 elections, Abante  44 Comments