Archive for July, 2010

Heto na naman si Kris Aquino

Tatlong linggong nakapahinga ang bayan kay Kris Aquino at heto na naman siya. Pagdating niya galing sa Amerika, nagsalita siya sa naka-abang na media at siyempre nagbigay ng exclusive interview sa kanyang BFF na si Boy Abunda. Nagpaliwanag siya sa mga tsismis tungkol sa kanya. Hindi raw totoong may affair siya sa mga batang […]

July 31, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Politics, Showbusiness  27 Comments

WikiLeaks on Afghan War stirs journalism debate

It brings back the unending journalist dilemma of the right of the public to information versus national security. By Ron Synovitz Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty As the Pentagon investigates the potential damage from the leak of more than 91,000 classified U.S. military reports on the war in Afghanistan, the leak is fueling debate about […]

July 31, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Military  7 Comments

The Truth Commission

Highlights: • Truth Commission will just investigate, not prosecute • Powers limited to recommendation for prosecution • It will have a life-span of two and half years. Up to Dec. 2012 • Scope of work: reports of graft and corruption during the previous administration . Meaning the administration of Gloria Arroyo. • The Commission will […]

July 31, 2010  Tags:   Posted in: Truth Commission  40 Comments

Tanay prison mute witness to soldiers’ family milestones

By Tessa Jamandre VERA Files TANAY, Rizal.—Some of the Armed Forces’ most promising officers spent years in detention here, inside a high-fenced, heavily guarded facility within Camp Capinpin, the isolated military outpost east of Metro Manila. The prison became the setting for some of the soldiers’ hardest and loneliest days, and it was also where […]

July 31, 2010  Tags:   Posted in: Feb '06, Military  8 Comments

Very satisfied

Comelec Commissioner Gregorio Larrazabal, Tita de Villa, national chair of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting, and Smartmatic people were all beaming with pride in last Friday’s presentation by Mahar Mangahas of the Social Weather Stations findings on the people’s evaluation of the May 2010 election. Sponsored by the The Asia Foundation, it was […]

July 30, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: surveys  6 Comments

Will the Magdalos’ saga finally end?

by Ellen Tordesillas and Tessa Jamandre (Conclusion) Hundreds of junior officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines who took over the Oakwood Hotel in 2003 in a mutiny against military corruption continue to face the consequences of their actions, with lives derailed and careers destroyed. Most of them spent years in jail, were physically […]

July 29, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: Magdalo, Military, Vera Files  37 Comments

Unfinished business: Coup and mutiny cases

Update: Col. Querubin was released this afternoon. An AFP statement quoted AFP Chief Lt. Gen. Ricardo David as saying “ Brig. Gen. Reynaldo Ordoñez will take full charge and responsibility for the custody of ex-Marine colonel Querubin and that of his production when so required by the court. He is also directed with utmost diligence […]

July 28, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Feb '06, Magdalo, Military  33 Comments

Not disappointed

Unlike others who were underwhelmed by President Aquino’s first State-of –the Nation address because they were expecting revelations more shocking than those he had leaked while he was still finalizing his speech, I found it just okay. Sure, a large part of his speech was a litany of Gloria Arroyo’s sins. One cannot and should […]

July 28, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: Benigno Aquino III  36 Comments

Walang pagtataguan si Gloria Arroyo

Tama naman pala na hindi dumalo si Gloria Arroyo sa unang state-of-the nation address ni Pangulong Noynoy Aquino noong Lunes. Kasi kung dumalo di parang siyang sinampal-sampal. Sayang at hindi na-focus sa camera ang mukha ng anak niyang si Mikey Arroyo, ang nang-agaw ng puwesto ng mga security guards at tricyle drivers, habang isinawalat ni […]

July 27, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Benigno Aquino III, Gloria Arroyo and family  52 Comments

Office of the President website is back

If you click to, the website of the Office of the President, it will direct you to,the official website of the Philippine government. This is the page: It’s good to see President Aquino on the page finally. The Communications Team is at work even without the E.O. Related articles: Standoff at Malacañang’s media […]

July 27, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: Benigno Aquino III, Cyberspace, Media  9 Comments