Archive for June, 2011

Aquino’s first year: The good and the bad

One area where the year-old Aquino government has made reforms, slow it may be, is in the fight against graft and corruption through reforms in the justice system. This is not to say that Aquino has eliminated graft and corruption or there is no graft and corruption being committed by his own appointees. I merely […]

June 29, 2011  Tags:   Posted in: Benigno Aquino III, Governance  34 Comments

Hindi pinatawad ni Arroyo at ng mga galamay ang PCSO

Related links: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/18365/gloria-arroyo-left-p4-b-debt-says-pcso http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/18695/pcso-bares-ad-kickbacks Nakabalandra ang salitang “Charity” sa titulo na Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office dahil yan ang rason bakit ipinatayo ang opisinang yun. Ang ibig sabihin ng “Charity” ay kawang-gawa. Ang kawang-gawa ay para sa mga mahihirap. Hindi binibigyan ng kawang-gawa ang mga maykaya. Nabulgar na ang PCSO pala ng panahon ni Gloria Arroyo […]

June 29, 2011  Tags: ,   Posted in: Gloria Arroyo and family, Graft and corruption  27 Comments

Robredo no longer ‘acting’ DILG secretary, gets regular appointment from Aquino

After almost a year, President Benigno Aquino III has decided that he can work with Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo, whom he is keeping in the Cabinet and to whom he is finally handing over supervision of the Philippine National Police. Last June 13, Aquino issued Robredo, who assumed the post in an […]

June 27, 2011  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Benigno Aquino III, Governance, Local government, Philippine National Police  17 Comments

Cooling the tempers over Spratlys

With the ongoing positioning by claimant parties in the contested waters of the South China Sea as backdrop, the Foreign Service Institute of the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs is holding a two-day conference on the South China Sea that should temper the tension among affected parties. The conference to be held on July 5 […]

June 26, 2011  Tags: ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Military, South China Sea  38 Comments

Walang akong ituturo -Michael Ray Aquino

Sa kanyang statement pagdating niya dito kahapon ng umaga mula sa sampung taong paninirahan sa Amerika, klarong sinabi ni dating Police Senior Superintendent Michael Ray Aquino na hindi siya inutusan ni dating Pangulong Joseph Estrad o si Sen. Panfilo Lacson na kidnapin, saktan o patayin si Salvador ‘Bubby” Dacer, isang publicist, at ang kanyang driver […]

June 26, 2011  Tags:   Posted in: Philippine National Police  19 Comments

Walang “K” bumanat ang magnanakaw

Ang isang rason bakit pinupuna ko ang mga palpak ni Pangulong Aquino at ng kanyang mga tauhan ay dahil ayaw kong magkakaroon ng oportunidad si Gloria Arroyo na tatawa at magsabing, “Ayan, banat kayo ng banat sa akin. Ano ngayun ang nakuha nyong pumalit sa akin?” At tama nga. Lumabas lang ang survey na bumababa […]

June 25, 2011  Tags: ,   Posted in: Abante, Benigno Aquino III  29 Comments

Precision journalism

There’s a lot I have to learn writing about survey results. By Mahar Mangahas Philippine Daily Inquirer The June 3-6, 2011 Social Weather Survey, reported through (but not commissioned by) BusinessWorld last Tuesday, has 64 percent satisfied and 18 percent dissatisfied with President Aquino, implying a 64 – 18 = +46 net satisfaction rating. SWS […]

June 25, 2011  Tags: ,   Posted in: surveys  2 Comments

3 Cabinet men giving P-Noy headaches

By Delon Porcalla The Philippine Star President Aquino dreads seeing two or three members of his Cabinet he considers harbingers of bad news. Aquino’s candid admission was made before dozens of officials and employees of the Department of Public Works and Highways gathered for the department’s 113th anniversary celebrations yesterday. He made it clear Public […]

June 24, 2011  Tags:   Posted in: Benigno Aquino III, Governance  28 Comments

Chit Estella Awards for Journalism: continuing her advocacy for good journalism

Last Tuesday, June 21, on the 40th day of the death Chit Estella-Simbulan, journalist and teacher, her family and friends brought her ashes to her earthly resting place at the San Agustin church columbarium in Intramuros after a mass officiated by Fr. Joe Dizon and Fr. Robert Reyes. At the dinner that followed the interment, […]

June 24, 2011  Tags:   Posted in: Malaya, Media  2 Comments

South China Sea issue

By Roberto R. Romulo Former Secretary of Foreign Affairs It seems that the situation in the South China Sea is taking a turn for the worse. The increasingly harsh rhetoric is now being backed by a display of muscle. China sent one of its most modern surveillance vessels on a run through the South China […]

June 23, 2011  Tags:   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Military, South China Sea  4 Comments