Archive for November, 2010

China spurns three times Aquino’s request for one-on-one meeting

Update from ABS-CBN: Hong Kong will hold a public inquest into the Manila bus hijacking crisis which left eight Hong Kong tourists dead in August, a spokeswoman for the coroner’s court said Wednesday. The inquest is scheduled to last 25 days starting from February 14, she told AFP, less than a month after Hong Kong […]

November 29, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Malaya  42 Comments

Hinihintay ang paglaya ni Trillanes

Pinakita sa akin ng aking kaibigang si Pamsy Tioseco, public relations officer ni Sen. Loren Legarda, ang magandang Christmas decoration sa pintuan ng opisina ni Senator Antonio F. Trillanes IV sa Senado. “Talagang excited na sila sa pagdating ng kanilang boss,”sabi ni Pamsy tungkol sa mga staff ni Trillanes. Talaga naman. Sa paglabas ng panibagong […]

November 28, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: Abante, Magdalo, Military  12 Comments

Ang misyun ni Grace Capistrano

Kapag hindi mo pa talaga panahon, kahit anong gawin sa iyo, sagasa-an ka man ng tren, itapon ka man sa mataas na gusali, mabubuhay ka pa rin. Samantalang kung oras mo na rin talaga, kahit gaanong pera ang gagastusin o kahit natutulog ka lang, mawawala ka na sa mundo. Hindi tayo dito mananatili sa mundo […]

November 27, 2010  Tags:   Posted in: Abante, Justice, Peace and Order, Philippine National Police  15 Comments

More protests over education budget cut

By Mario Ignacio VERA Files Some 300 students of the University of the Philippines (UP) in Diliman, Quezon City staged a rally on the second day of their protest against the P1.39 billion budget cut on state universities and colleges (SUCs). UP’s University Council supported the protest saying, “A low budget has a debilitating effect […]

November 27, 2010  Tags:   Posted in: Education  34 Comments

DOJ, CHR urged to investigate death of botanist, 2 others

By VERA Files The parents of slain botanist Leonardo Co have asked the Department of Justice to investigate the circumstances surrounding his death and that of his two companions when they were allegedly caught in a crossfire between soldiers and communist New People’s Army (NPA) rebels. In a letter to Justice Secretary Leila de Lima […]

November 25, 2010  Tags:   Posted in: Military, Science  16 Comments

Never forgetting is weapon against tyranny

The latest Pulse Asia survey showed that the Maguindanao massacre, where 58 persons were massacred by Andal Ampatuan, Jr. and his companions, one year ago, is in the consciousness of 98 percent of the Filipinos. However, Pulse Asia said, less than half (48 percent) of those they surveyed last month said that they are following […]

November 24, 2010  Tags:   Posted in: Maguindanao massacre  32 Comments

Romano, ‘Pilipinas Kay Ganda’ architect, resigns

By Jojo Malig, Related article by Business Mirror’s Stella Arnaldo: DOT’s Romano quits over branding Department of Tourism (DOT) Undersecretary Vicente Romano resigned Tuesday over the botched “Pilipinas Kay Ganda” branding campaign. He admitted that he was the one responsible for the controversial branding scheme. Romano defended his decision to spend P4.8 million in […]

November 23, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: Travel  29 Comments

Almost P5 M for ‘Pilipinas Kay Ganda’ launch/preview

Tourism Secretary Alberto Lim has been quoted by media as having said that nothing has yet been spent from the P200 million budget for the promotions of the “Pilipinas Kay Ganda” branch that they launched last Nov. 15. It’s a lie. Almost P5 million has been allotted (presumably spent) for it. Here are the documents:

November 22, 2010  Tags:   Posted in: Travel  63 Comments

Never forget

Update: Today at 2pm, photo-journalists will have their head shaved in front of the Department of Justice on Padre Faura st., to commemorate the darkest day not only in Philippine journalism one year ago. Nov. 23 last year, Mayor Andal Ampatuan Jr of the town named after him,Datu Unsay in the province of Maguindanao, accompanied […]

November 21, 2010  Tags:   Posted in: Maguindanao massacre, Malaya  28 Comments

Ang kahalagahan ng ginagawa ni Professor Leonardo Co

Ang rafflesia ay ang pinakamalaking bulaklak sa mundo na naitala ngayon. Maaring merong mas malaki pa ngunit hindi pa nadidiskubre. Ang rafflesia ay sobra isang metro ang laki kaya nasa lupa lang siya nakalatag. Parang red-orange ang kulay. Hindi maganda ang amoy dahil kumakain ng mga kung ano-anong mga insekto o mali-liit na hayop. Matatagpuan […]

November 20, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: Abante, Science  22 Comments