Archive for October, 2011

Giving meaning to suffering

One of my favorite quotes on life and death is from the cartoon character Bugs Bunny passed on to me by fellow journalist Minnie Cadeliña. From Bugs Bunny’s treasure chest of wisdom: “Don’t take life too seriously. After all, nobody has come out of it alive.” Death is a sure destination for all of us. […]

October 30, 2011   Posted in: General, Malaya  242 Comments

Paliwanag ni Deles tungkol sa P5 milyon

Halatang-halata ang sama ng loob ni Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos-Deles na pinagdududahan ang kayang katapatan kay Pangulong Aquino sa kanyang pahayag na sagot kay Sen.Francis Escudero na binatikos siya sa kanyang mga kwestyonable na mga payo kay Pangulong Aquino. Sa simula ng kanyang sinabi na niya kaagad na nag-resign siya noong […]

October 29, 2011  Tags: ,   Posted in: Abante, Peace Process  31 Comments

Destab rumors as diversion: a turnoff

No doubt that Gloria Arroyo and her cohorts would encourage dissatisfaction with the Aquino government but floating a destabilization rumor to divert attention from the Malacanang’s public management bungling of the Oct. 18 Albarka tragedy is a big turnoff. Peace adviser: MILF to be charged if P5-M aid misspent The Aquino administration on Thursday vowed […]

October 27, 2011  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Malaya, Military  35 Comments

Deepening PH and Vietnam relations

The Philippines and Vietnam share a common painful experience with colonial powers but each country dealt with them differently. Philippine history as famously described by the eminent Carmen Guerrro Nakpil was “300 years in convent and 50 years of Hollywood” referring to 300 years of Spanish domination of Filipinos and 50 years under the Americans. […]

October 26, 2011  Tags:   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Malaya  126 Comments

Nakaka-aliw ang “100 days to Heaven”

Noong gabi na breaking news ang pagkahuli kay Muammar Gaddafy, ang dictator ng Libya, nag-text sa akin si Gypsy Baldovino, ang masipag na media officer ni Rep. Gina de Venecia, at sinabi niya na nanonood siya sa Al Jazeera at wala pa raw sa CNN ang balita tungkol kay Gaddafy. Nagtext back ako kay Gypsy:”Hayaan […]

October 26, 2011  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Abante, Entertainment  6 Comments

China’s 9-dash line: map without coordinates

Although the two Chinese speakers in the recent forum on the South China Sea organized by the prestigious Carlos P. Romulo Foundation with the Institute of Asian Studies ,did not specifically mentioned their country’s nine-dash-line map in asserting the supremacy of their claim over the South China Sea, the subject surfaced several times in the […]

October 24, 2011  Tags: ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, South China Sea  59 Comments

Mahina ang ebidensya ng DOJ-Comelec laban kay Arroyo

Sorry ha,hindi ako excited sa niluluto nina Justice Secretary Leila de Lima at Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes na kasong electoral sabotage laban kay Gloria Arroyo at iba pang kasabwat niya sa pandaraya nong 2007 na eleksyun. Bago lahat, gusto kong klaruhin: katulad ng maraming Pilipino, gusto ko mapanagot si Gloria Arroyo sa pambabastos niya ng […]

October 23, 2011  Tags: ,   Posted in: Abante, Election 2007  21 Comments

Inis si Aquino sa military, hindi sa MILF, sa nangyaring trahedya sa Al-Barka

Kung hindi nagagalit o ayaw galitin ni Pangulong Aquino ang Moro Islamic Liberation Front sa nangyari sa Basilan at sa Zamboanga Sibugay, siguro dapat huwag na muna siya manisi sa military na ngayon ay nagdadalamhati sa pagkamatay ng 26 nilang kasama sa loob ng isang linggo. Ewan lang kung ganun din ang dating sa iba. […]

October 23, 2011  Tags: ,   Posted in: Abante, Military  201 Comments

No peace in PEACe bonds

How would you feel if you lent someone P100 with the agreement that he would pay you back P350 after ten years and when payment time comes, he will tell you he will pay only P300 because he had to deduct tax although when he borrowed the money he told you that the transaction was […]

October 19, 2011  Tags: ,   Posted in: Finance, Malaya  263 Comments

Ang P1 milyon na service fee ni Moner

Pwede na nating pagtawanan na ngayon ang mga kinukwento ni dating Lanao del Sur Sharia Court Judge Nagamura Moner dahil wala na sa kapangyarihan si Gloria Arroyo at hindi nakaka-inggit ang kanyang kalagayan ngayon. Ngunit malaking perwisyo sa sambayanang Pilipino ang kanilang ginawa. Dahil sa pandaraya na kanilang isinagawa sa eleksyun noong 2004, patuloy na […]

October 18, 2011  Tags:   Posted in: 2004 elections, Abante  16 Comments