Archive for October, 2010

Palpak na serbisyo ng Cebu Pacific

Napaaga ang Halloween ng mag-anak na Biazon. Courtesy ng Cebu Pacific. Ito ang kuwento ni dating congressman Ruffy Biazon at ng kanyang asawang si Trina na sinulat nila sa kanyang blogs. Nagbakasyon daw sila sa Boracay, sakay ng Cebu Pacific noong isang linggo. Okay ang biyahe nila papunta. Okay rin ang kanilang bakasyon. Ang kanilang […]

October 31, 2010  Tags:   Posted in: Abante, Travel  24 Comments

Bago huli ang lahat…

Maraming beses nababasa at narinig ko sa mga kaibigan kapag namatayan ng mahal sa buhay sinasabi na “Sana ginawa ko ito sa kanya..” Sana, sana. Alam ko ang kanyang pakiramdam kasi maraming sitwasyun sa buhay ko na ipinagliban ko ang dapat ko gawin at nang nagkapanahon ako, wala na. Patay na ang tao. Hanggang ngayun […]

October 30, 2010   Posted in: Abante  14 Comments

A wish from one who nearly died – a Halloween reflection

This article is by Armand Nocum, former reporter of the Philippine Daily Inquirer. I could very well be writing you from the grave this time. No, this is not a Halloween joke. I nearly died of heart attack two months ago; instead I lived perhaps to complete some unfinished work. Last August 18, I was […]

October 30, 2010   Posted in: General  3 Comments

Five things John Silva learned about dying from Abby Tan

On All Soul’s day, writer and historian John Silva will have one more candle to light. It’s for his friend, Abby Tan, Singaporean journalist who covered the Philippines since the martial law years under President Marcos. Abby passed away last Sept. 18. John was one of the two persons (the other was arts and culture […]

October 29, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: Malaya  4 Comments

Probe revisits the Vizconde massacre

Update: Hubert Webb seeks acquittal from SC Hubert Webb has asked the Supreme Court to acquit him and order his release from the New Bilibid Prison. In an Urgent Motion to Acquit filed before the Supreme Court yesterday by his lawyer, Demetrio C. Custodio Jr. of the Ongkiko Manhit Custodio and Acorda law firm, Webb […]

October 28, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: Justice  29 Comments

Pulutan

Breaking news: Makati RTC postpones promulgation of Magdalo coupd’etat case. Sa mga nagpasabi sa may-akda na sana may tagalog na bersyun ang “Pulutan” na cookbook ng dalawang Magdalo na opisyal, wish granted na. Nagpalabas na ang Anvil Publishing ng “Pulutan-Mula sa kusina ng mga sundalo.” Pwede nang bilhin sa lahat na sangay ng National Book […]

October 27, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: Abante, Magdalo, Military  16 Comments

Further Mistakes of MS Word or more Plagiarism from Justice Del Castillo?

Holding the UP Law Faculty in Contempt Would Be a Grave Mistake by Evan Criddle and Evan Fox-Decent We are writing to lend support to the University of Philippine’s College of Law, which now faces a very serious charge of contempt from the Philippine Supreme Court (PSC). If the members of the College are held […]

October 26, 2010  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Justice  34 Comments

The rise of a Filipino star conductor

by Pablo A. Tariman VERA Files Mark Nov. 13 (Saturday) for Gerald Salonga’s concert with the FILharmoniKA at the Philamlife Theatre. Gerard Salonga is emerging to be a star all his own. The brother of multi-awarded international singer Lea Salonga, Gerard is carving a place in another musical field: conducting. Through the years, the Philippines […]

October 26, 2010   Posted in: Arts and Culture, Vera Files  2 Comments

Ang pangu-ngopya ay pagnanakaw

Ito ngayon ang kumakalat na joke: “Binawi ng Post Office ang pinakahuling labas nila na mga stamp. Kasi mga litrato pala ng Supreme Court justices. At ang dinuduraan ay mga litrato ng mga justices.” Ito ay galing sa Facebook ni Ferrum Mann. Ganyan na ngayon ang tingin ng taumbayan sa mga justices ng Supreme Court […]

October 24, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: Abante, Justice  42 Comments

SC vs UP law and those who believe cheating is wrong

I have been away for vacation in a place where internet access was difficult. I have not dwelt on this important issue which has been discussed lengthily in this blog but under the topic of Morong 45!. I’m writing about the subject for my column tomorrow but meanwhile I’m opening a thread on this with […]

October 24, 2010  Tags:   Posted in: Justice  79 Comments