Archive for September, 2010

Giving thanks for small blessings

Y0u have to admire these principled officers for keeping the faith, for looking at the glass as half-full, rather than half-empty, as they take calmly the latest setback in their mutiny case that had its origin in their resistance to the use by Gloria Arroyo of the military to thwart the will of the people […]

September 28, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Feb '06, Military  27 Comments

Seven cleared of mutiny charges; Miranda, Lim, Querubin’s motion denied

by Victor Reyes Malaya A jmilitary tribunal yesterday cleared seven military officers of the charge of mutiny filed against them in connection with the alleged plot to overthrow the Arroyo administration in February 2006 but sustained the charge against nine other accused. Cleared were Col. Orlando de Leon, Lt. Col. Marine Achilles Segumalian, Lt. Col. […]

September 28, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Feb '06, Military  4 Comments

Verzosa as ambassador to Russia?

Three days after the Aug. 23 hostage-taking fiasco that left eight tourists from Hongkong dead, the survivors were accompanied by Malacañang officials to the airport for their flight back home. At that time, tempers were high in Hongkong against the bungling of the Philippine government that turned their compatriot’s holiday into a tragedy. The survivors […]

September 27, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: Peace and Order, Philippine National Police  29 Comments

NGO blames Arroyo for Pampanga human rights violations

By Neil Lim, Maxine Tanya Hamada, Jonal Santos, Richie Supan, Denise Fontanilla, Farah Sevilla, Ryan Gan, Homer Yabut and Eladio Perfecto VERA Files Clark Freeport, Pampanga—A human rights group in Central Luzon is blaming former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo for the increased incidence of human rights violations here in her home province Pampanga. Aurora Broquil, […]

September 26, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Human Rights  10 Comments

Highlight of Aquino’s U.S. visit

This is the highlight of the first visit of President Aquino to the United States: But this must be the most enjoyable for the President. This was at the Hewlett Packard Executive Briefing Center in Cupertino, California.Look at the joy in the President’s face:

September 26, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs  28 Comments

Inverted RP flag an honest mistake: US Embassy

The Philippine flag was displayed wrongly with the red part on top during the joint press conference of President Benigno Simeon Aquino III, Vietnam President Nguyen Minh Triet and US President Barack Obama on US-Asean summit held at Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on Saturday (Manila time) Sept. 25, 2010. Vietnam is this year’s chair of the Asean […]

September 26, 2010  Tags:   Posted in: Foreign Affairs  11 Comments

A whitewash?

Malaya editorial: Palace officials said they are “alarmed” over the leak of the withheld portions of the reports of the Incident Investigation and Review Committee but their focus now is on completing a review and submitting their findings to President Aquino when he arrives from the United States tomorrow. It’s the officials’ necks and Noynoy’s […]

September 26, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: Benigno Aquino III, Peace and Order, Philippine National Police  9 Comments

Labadahan ng jueteng sa boksing

Dapat bantayan ng Bureau of Internal review at ng tauhan ng Money Laundering Council ang mga Pilipino na dadagsa na naman sa Texas sa Nobyembre para sa laban ni Saranggani Congressman Manny Pacquiao at ang Mexicano na si Antonio Margarito. Gambling lords have found “creative methods” of laundering billions of pesos generated by their illegal […]

September 26, 2010  Tags:   Posted in: Abante, Philippine National Police  14 Comments

Ano ang hawak ni Puno at Verzosa kay Pnoy?

Huwag sanang magkamali si Pangulong Aquino na balewalain ang rekomendasyun ng Incident Investigation and Review Committee (IIRC) na siyang inatasan niyang mag-imbestiga sa nangyaring panghu-hostage ng mga turistang galing Hongkong noong Agosto 23. Kung mangyari yun, kini-kinita ko, panibagong krisis ang haharapin ni Aquino. Dapat nyang malaman na ang taas na ng frustration level ng […]

September 25, 2010   Posted in: Peace and Order, Philippine National Police  61 Comments

No more New York hotdogs for P-Noy

By Benjamin Pimentel CALIFORNIA, United States—Maybe P-Noy should lay off the New York hotdogs. It’s making him talk strange. Consider what he told the Philippine Daily Inquirer when asked about his friend, Undersecretary Rico Puno, who’s in hot water over alleged links to gambling and his role in the bungled Luneta rescue. “One thing […]

September 24, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: Benigno Aquino III, Governance, Peace and Order, Philippine National Police  117 Comments