Archive for May, 2011

Rewarding Diokno

Is President Aquino serious about giving his good friend, just-resigned head of the Bureau of Corrections Ernesto Diokno, another position in government? What’s the basis for such an appointment? It could not be competence because he has proven as BuCor chief to be clueless about his job. He said his understanding of his job was […]

May 31, 2011  Tags: ,   Posted in: Benigno Aquino III, Malaya, Peace and Order  15 Comments

Dapat makuha natin ang leksyun bakit lamang ang Thailand sa atin

BANGKOK -Nakakabilib talaga ang Thailand pagdating sa turismo. May paraan sila gumawa ng isang ordinariong bagay na kawiling-wili. Palagi kami nagtatanungan ng aming mga kaibigan na kasama ngayon sa biyahe, kayang-kaya natin ito a. Bakit hindi natin naiisip ito? Pagdating sa natural na biyaya katulad ng beaches, rivers, hindi nahuhuli ang Pilipinas sa ganda. Para […]

May 30, 2011   Posted in: Abante, Travel  41 Comments

Hindi dapat ma-insecure si Pnoy sa kanyang pagkabinata

Sa kakadaldal ni Pangulong Aquino tungkol sa kanyang lovelife, halata tuloy ang kanyang insecurity sa isyu na yan. Noong isang linggo, pagkatapos niyang sabihin na huwag paki-alaman ang kanyang lovelife, siya mismo ang umungkat sa topic na yan sa kanyang talumpati sa Laguna. Wala namang nagtatanong sa kaya ngunit bago siya nag-paalam, sinabi niya: “Manalig […]

May 29, 2011   Posted in: Abante, Benigno Aquino III  15 Comments

Walang ‘K’ si Tingting Cojuangco sa ARMM

Binabatikos so Margarita “Tingting” Cojuangco, tiya ni Pangulong Aquino sa kanyang pagtakbo para sa posisyun na bise-gubernador ng Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao na kung hindi maipilit ng Malacañang ang pagpaliban ay gaganapin sa Agosto 8, 2011. Extended ang deadline ng pag-file ng certificate of candidacy hanggang ngayong araw para sa mga may gusting tumakbo […]

May 24, 2011  Tags: ,   Posted in: Abante, Mindanao  44 Comments

Ang kaso ni Leviste at Diokno, panibagong pagsubok kay PNoy

Update:Diokno insists he was not remiss with his job as prison chief despite discovery of Leviste’s trips outside prison.http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/9111/prisons-chief-admits-dropping-the-ball-on-leviste-caper http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/9262/diokno-defends-self-at-doj Sana ang magiging aksyun ni Pangulong Aquino sa kaso ni Bureau of Corrections Director Ernesto Diokno ay hindi magiging katulad ng nangyari kay Undersecretary Rico Puno ng Department of Interior and Local Government, dating hepe […]

May 23, 2011  Tags: ,   Posted in: Abante, Benigno Aquino III, Justice  25 Comments

May kinatatakutan si Zubiri kay Acosta sa DENR

Gumagalaw ng husto si Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri para maharang ang appointment ni dating Rep. Neric Acosta bilang environment secretary. Mula pa ng simula ng administrasyun ni Pangulong Aquino, matunog ang usap-usapan na si Acosta talaga ang magiging environment secretary ngunit hindi siya pwede ma-appoint sa ano mang posisyun sa pamahalaan bago makalipas ang isang […]

May 19, 2011  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Election 2007, Environment, Graft and corruption  11 Comments

Chit Estella: ‘She lived the life she wanted’

http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/video/nation/metro-manila/05/15/11/journalists-pay-tribute-simbulan By Yvonne T. Chua VERA Files Chit Estella and I were well on our way to obtaining tenure as professors of journalism at the University of the Philippines in Diliman when classes open this June. We had survived the university’s dreaded “up or out” policy after graduating this month with a master’s degree in […]

May 17, 2011  Tags:   Posted in: Media, Vera Files  194 Comments

Dapat magkaroon ng kabuluhan ang pagkamatay ni Chit

Related articles: http://globalnation.inquirer.net/columns/columns/view/20110515-336645/Chit-Estella-Journalism-with-Integrity http://raissarobles.com/2011/05/13/i-salute-journalist-professor-chit-estella-for-her-bravery-and-grace-under-fire/ http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquirerheadlines/nation/view/20110515-336581/Chit-Estella-Life-changing-teacher-editor-journalist-pal Hindi naman talaga ako mapamahiin (superstitious) dahil naniniwala ako na walang tatalo sa kapangyarihan ng Panginoon at lahat na nangyayari dito sa mundo ay kagustuhan ng Panginoon. Hindi tayo tatagal dito sa mundo na mas matagal sa nakatakda sa atin ng Panginoon. Hindi rin pwedeng mas maaga. Kung ano ang […]

May 16, 2011   Posted in: Media, Vera Files  14 Comments

VERA Files trustee Chit Estella writes 30

VERA Files announces with deep sorrow the demise of VERA Files co-founder and trustee Lourdes Estella- Simbulan. She was 54. A full-time faculty member of the Journalism Department of the University of the Philippines-Diliman, Simbulan, more known as Chit Estella, was killed in a car accident in front of the UP Ayala TechnoHub on Commonwealth […]

May 14, 2011  Tags:   Posted in: Media, Vera Files  311 Comments

Coca-Cola’s Inspector

At the Coke museum (The World of Coca-Cola) on Baker st. in Atlanta, Georgia, they show a replica of the process of producing their beverages, which number 3,500 under 500 brands. What I found fascinating was the “Bottle Inspector”. All the empty bottles pass through the Inspector that takes a picture of the inside of […]

May 13, 2011  Tags:   Posted in: Economy, Malaya  321 Comments